Ingredients

  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped bacon bits
  • 1 tblsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
  • paprika (to garnish)

Method

  • Place eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan; add water to a depth of 3 inches. Bring to a boil; cover, remove from heat, and let stand 15 minutes.
  • Drain and fill pan with cold water and ice. Tap each egg firmly on the counter until cracks form all over the shell. Peel under cold running water.
  • Cut eggs in half lengthwise, and carefully remove yolks. Mash yolks with mayonnaise. Stir in bacon and next 4 ingredients; blend well.
  • Spoon yolk mixture evenly into egg white halves. Garnish, if desired.