Learn how to make Smoked Eggs on your Traeger Pellet Grill! It’s so easy and the end result has an amazing flavor. You’ll be cooking these hard boiled eggs on your smoker by the dozen so you can make Smoked Deviled Eggs or throw them in your salads and eat them solo. This recipe is easy, delicious and fun to make. We will show you how to cook the, peel them easily and smoke them.
I had to really think about WHY you’d smoke an egg. I mean you can just as easily boil an egg right? And what’s wrong with that?
Simply put, it’s because smoking them brings a whole new flavor to eggs. This Smoked Eggs recipe is easy and gives you a whole new way to enjoy a simple egg! Not to mention it’s even more delicious for deviled eggs. I’m telling you this is totally the BEST way to enjoy an egg!
Honestly, making smoked eggs is super easy and totally worth it. I may or may not have stole one before he made them into Deviled Eggs and they were amazing.
Plus, the flavor gets better after sitting in the fridge! I love things that get better with age. Just like me!
Ingredients for Smoked Eggs
Yup! That’s it, just eggs! You’re going to love how easy this is!
Steps to Prepare
- Prep – Preheat the smoker to 325.
- Smoke – Place the eggs directly on the grates of your smoker. Close the lid and smoke for 30 minutes.
- Peel – Remove the cooked eggs from the smoker and place into an ice bath immediately. Chill completely. Peel the eggs.
- Smoke – Reduce heat on your smoker to 180 degrees. Return the eggs to the smoker right on the grates. You could also place them in a muffin tin then place that on the smoker. Smoke for another 30-45 minutes depending on the amount of smoke flavor you want in your eggs.
Why Smoke Eggs?
It’s all about the flavor. The longer you cook the eggs, the more smoke flavor is imparted into the eggs. They taste delicious and it’s definitely a new recipe you have to try!
Plus, they are perfect for Easter and making deviled eggs out of or adding to your salads for a delicious topping.
Why do you place the eggs directly in an ice bath?
Placing the eggs in the ice bath will make them easier to peel. One of the biggest complaints about smoked eggs is they are difficult to peel. This little trick will make it easier!
Tip – Use Older Eggs
Something else to keep in mind is that extremely fresh hard-boiled eggs are difficult to peel. The shell doesn’t cleanly and picking off part of the shell leaving gouges on the surface of the egg. But as eggs grow older, their shells peel more easily.
What pellets to use?
This one is really up to you. The eggs will really take on the flavor of what pellets you use because they have no shell at the end.
A mesquite pellet is going to give you a bold flavor, while a alder or maple wood pellet is going to give you a more mellow flavor.
When you place these eggs back on the smoker after peeling them you want it to be at a very low temperature. This is because the eggs are already cooked and you aren’t looking to cook them, just to smoke them to give them that smoked flavor.
If your pellet grill has a “cold smoke” setting you could even use that.
Why is my egg yellow?
This is totally normal, so no worries! The longer you leave it on the darker it will get from the smoke.
Easter Menu Ideas!
- Twice Smoked Spiral Ham with Honey Glaze – SO juicy and delicious!
- Bacon Wrapped Asparagus – tender spring asparagus is perfect with salty ham – yum!!
- Dinner Rolls on Smoker – can’t have this big beautiful meal without some rolls, right?
- Impress everyone with this delicious Smoked Prime Rib for the holidays! Soooo much flavor!
- And for something sweet to end the meal why not make Smoked Strawberry Crisp it’s really one of my favorite desserts!
Are you ready to try smoked eggs? I hope so and when you do be sure to tag me on Instagram @gimmesomegrilling or hashtag #gimmesomegrilling!
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- 12 eggs raw
- Preheat your smoker to 325 degrees F according to manufacturer's instructions.
- Place the eggs directly on the grates of your smoker. Close the lid of your smoker and smoke for 30 minutes at 325 degrees F.
- Remove the cooked eggs from the smoker and place into an ice bath immediately. Chill completely.
- Reduce heat on your smoker to 180 degrees F.
- Peel the eggs and return them to the grill. Smoke for 30-45 minutes depending on the amount of smoke flavor you want in your eggs.