Dragon Eggs

If you’re looking for something to amaze and bewilder your guests, dragon eggs are a great place to start. The eggs take a little time to get that awesome look but it’s worth it just to see everyone’s response to them. On the inside they’re pretty much your standard smoked eggs, but they have a wonderfully spicy smoky flavor to them. Besides eating them right out of the shell, they are great chopped into an egg salad too.
Dragon EggsShelling these dragon eggs did turn out to be a little bit of a chore. They do take a bit of patience but you’ll be rewarded in the end. Next time I won’t hesitate to double or even triple the recipe. More dragon eggs is more better, in my opinion.

Also try my smoked Scotch eggs and my ‘normal’ smoked eggs.

Dragon Eggs

Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 hours
Total Time 14 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12 eggs

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs
  • 2 10 ounce bottles Louisiana hot sauce
  • 1 cup water you might need more
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

Instructions

  • Fire up your smoker for 225 F. Use a lighter wood such as maple, apple or peach.
  • Smoke the eggs for 2 hours, turning occasionally.
  • Let cool slightly then lightly crack the eggs using the back of a spoon or butter knife.
  • Place in the eggs in the bottom of a large sauce pan.
  • Add remaining ingredients and cover. If the liquid does not cover the eggs and enough water so that it does.
  • Bring to a simmer and continue simmering for 2 hours.
  • Let cool then place into the fridge over night.
  • Crack eggs and serve.

Smoked Eggs

I’m not sure why I was hankerin’ for egg salad, but I was. But I figured it was time for a little twist on the ole classic, so I decided to fire up my smoker with a few charcoal briquettes and a chunk of apple wood and make smoked eggs. I figured a little smoky flavor would really make for a special egg salad. I was right.
Smoked EggsEggs are also a great thing to toss (er, gently of course) onto your smoker after you’ve finished smoking a pork butt, ribs, brisket or whatever, and you still have a good fire going. They take just two hours. They can have just a hint of smokiness (use a small chunk of light wood). Or they can have a stronger smoke flavor (use hickory). But be careful because it doesn’t take much smoke to overdo it.

Smoked eggs make for great egg salad club sandwiches. Also try my Dragon eggs and smoked Scotch eggs.

Smoked Eggs

Cook Time 14 hours
Total Time 14 hours
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • Eggs

Instructions

  • Fire up your smoker for smoking 225 F - 250 F.
  • Use a light smoking wood, such as apple. I used one fish-sized chunk of wood, which produced a lightly smoky flavored egg. Use more for stronger flavors.
  • Smoke for 2 hours.
  • Remove, let cool slightly then transfer to a fridge overnight.
  • Peel and eat.