Sriracha is the condiment with the cult-like following. Who knew a condiment could get such a following. Yes, ketchup, it's red condiment counterpart is popular in our culture, but it definitely doesn't hold up the craze like this newer spicier red counterpart. People who love sriracha even love advertising their love for it with tee shirts, hats and miscellaneous chachkis. It's now so popular it's not only an ingredient in cooking, it sits on tables of casual restaurants across the country, just like it's 2nd cousins, ketchup and mustard.
Saucing with Sriracha
Sriracha is put on everything from eggs to burgers and tacos, so why not try it with a popular American party side dish, deviled eggs. My husband is a huge fan of the sauce, so he even concocted his own sweet dipping sauce a while back to add a little sweet heat to dishes.
My husband is a fan of the original Sriracha
Heat it Up!
I've had a weakness for deviled eggs since childhood. I was the kid that used to scarf down a couple deviled eggs at a party and then go right back to the table for a couple more. Now these deviled eggs might not exactly be kid friendly, but if you have a curious kid with an experimental palate as 2 of our kids are, they might actually like them if you make them at the level the recipe is written in. Our 2 more adventurous tasting boys ate 1 only mildly commenting about spiciness, but then asked for a second, so that says something. Our third boy refuses to venture with tasting different things, but oh well. We'll keep trying to coax him to try new things.
If you're not making these for kids and are sharing them with people who enjoy a little heat in their eats, add another ½ Tbs or so more to the recipe. Just taste your mix before you fill your eggs.
Give these colorful and fun appetizers a try and let me know what you think!
Sriracha Deviled Eggs
This recipe makes a dozen deviled eggs. It easily doubles for a party.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 18 minutes
- Total Time: 38 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: Appetizer, Side Dish
- Method: Mix
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
- 6 hard boiled eggs
- ⅛ cup real mayonnaise
- 2.5 Tbsp Sriracha
- 2 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp lime juice
- ⅛ tsp granulated garlic
- ⅛ tsp smoked paprika
- ⅛ tsp sea salt
- ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
- Once hard boiled eggs have cooled, peel eggs and cut lengthwise in half.
- Pop out yolks of each egg half into a mixing bowl.
- Use a fork to mash the yolks well until most lumps out.
- Add mayo, sriracha and remaining ingredients to bowl with mashed yolks. Mash and stir till well combined. Taste your mix, adjust your heat level with more Sriracha here if you'd like it spicier and adjust salt and pepper if need be.
- Once your mixture is ready, you can start filling your eggs. If you do not have a piper, use a small ziploc sandwich bag and cut 1 small corner off the bottom of the bag. Pipe the filling into the eggs in whatever style you like. I do sort of a simple twist into it. You should have enough filling to be generous on your piping.
*Optional- sprinkle with your choice of: smoked paprika and/or green onion. Add a small ripped cilantro leaf to each egg as well.
Keywords: Deviled Eggs, spicy, sriracha
Elena Borowski says
Well, I am inspired to make this recipe for tonight's family New Year celebration.Sounds good. Will report how it was received.
Glad I read this right before I went to the store! Thanks for the reminder about how to steam eggs, too.