(modified from Virginia Willis' Bon Appetite Y'all)
What you need:
12 eggs, hard boiled, cooled, and peeled
1/3 cup mayonaise
2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
pinch of cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon chives, finely chopped (for garnish)
2-3 slices thick cut bacon, fried and cut into 1 inch pieces (maple is delicious)
What to do:
- Cut the eggs in half, lengthwise and separate the yolks into a medium sized bowl, reserve the whites on a serving tray or plate.
- For the creamiest results, use a food processor to combine the yolks, mayo, butter, mustard, and seasonings. If you're not feeling super fussy, just use a fork to press and mix the yolks into a smoothish paste before adding the other ingredients and mixing well.
- Place the yolk mixture into a piping bag with a star tip. (You can easily use a gallon-sized plastic food bag, cutting off the bottom corner tip.) Pipe the filling into the egg whites.
- Garnish with fresh chives and a crispy piece of bacon.