Deep Fry Your Deviled Eggs For Game-Changing Textures

Just when you think there can't possibly be any more variations on one of the most perfect snacks, the deviled egg, something new comes along. Unlike other deviled egg recipes in which the yolk gets mixed, combined, and smashed with a slew of other ingredients to create a brand new flavor, this time deep frying is involved, adding an entirely new texture to the humble deviled egg.

If you're picturing a fully assembled deviled egg getting dunked in batter and then fried, don't worry, that's not the method here. Instead, the elements of the popular dish are deconstructed a bit, prepared, and then put back together again. The great thing about deep-fried deviled eggs is that you can take any deviled egg flavor and incorporate it into this method because the yolk mixture is treated as normal here. It's just the egg whites that get the star treatment. So if you love your deviled eggs with truffles and caviar, you'll love them even more once they're deep-fried.

Only the egg whites get fried

To make fried deviled eggs, go ahead and begin the process like you're making a standard deviled egg recipe. Hard boil your eggs, let them cool, peel them, halve the eggs lengthwise, and separate the egg yolks from the whites. Make your deviled egg filling however you like with whatever flavors are your favorite and set the mixture aside. 

Turning your attention to the egg whites, you're going to treat them like any other piece of protein that you'd deep fry: dredge them in flour and shake off the excess, fully dunk them in beaten egg, and finally dredge them in panko bread crumbs. Get your frying oil nice and hot and fry the coated whites until they are golden brown. Drain the fried whites on paper towels and then fill the hollows with the egg yolk mixture and garnish as desired.

You will have the delicious flavor of your favorite deviled eggs with a super satisfying layer of crunch. Together with that cool, creamy filling, it's a winning combination. It's a bit more labor intensive than making standard deviled eggs, but this crispy twist on a party favorite is so delicious and unexpected, we think you'll agree that it's well worth the extra effort.