Smoked eggs are very easy to make and they add a deliciously smoky twist to all of your favorite hard-boiled egg recipes! You can cook and smoke a dozen of these delicious smoked eggs in breakfast, evening snacks, or you can add a good smoke flavor to your salad at lunchtime.
This recipe will increase your temptation to try these easy and perfect smoked eggs ASAP. They give a strong smoked flavor garnished with some finely chopped parsley, salt, and black pepper.
Whether you’re planning on enjoying them on their own or you’re making Smoked Deviled Eggs, they will be a hit!
This recipe post will teach you the best way to smoke your eggs, tips for peeling them, answers to the frequently asked questions about smoking the eggs, and many more. So, go ahead and make your day.
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How to make Smoked Eggs
Smoked eggs get infused with smoke when smoked on a grill or smoker. They are hard-boiled eggs that are easiest to make and there is no reason they cannot be prepared on the grill instead. All you need is your favorite wood chips for smoking.
After trying this recipe, do let me know your experience in the comment section.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 1 hour 20 mins
- Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
- Cooking Temperature: 325ºF and 175ºF
- Cold Smoke Temperature: 150ºF or lower.
- Finished Temperature: 145ºF
- Wood Flavor: Apple, Maple, Oak, Hickory wood, or cherry wood.
- Servings: 12 eggs
- Your preferred smoker.
- wood chips
- Cooking tray.
- Cooking sheet.
- 12 eggs
- Salt (optional for garnishing)
- Finely chopped parsley (optional for garnishing)
- Pepper (optional for garnishing)
- Bbq rub (optional for garnishing)
- Start your smoker, grab your pellets, and as per the instructions, preheat the smoker at 325ºF. Make sure you’re using indirect heat!
- Place eggs directly onto the grill grates, and cook for 35 minutes.
- Remove the eggs from the smoker and place them in ice-cold water. Allow them to take an ice bath for 10 minutes to stop the cooking process.
- Remove the eggs from the ice bath and peel. Reduce the heat on the grill to 175ºF. Return the eggs to the grill and smoke again for 35 minutes to an hour.
- Remove the eggs from the grill, season, and enjoy!
BBQ Hero Tip: Your eggs will likely turn yellow throughout the smoking, but don’t worry this is totally normal! The darker the color, the more smoke flavor your smoked devilled eggs will have.
Detailed cooking instructions
1) Preparing the smoker
Making smoked eggs isn’t difficult. Start making the recipe by preheating your pellet smoker to 325ºF. But make sure to thoroughly clean your grill before smoking anything. I will be using cherry wood chips because I love the cherry smoky flavor. You can use the smoker you are comfortable cooking at. Make sure to use indirect heat.
2)Smoking eggs along with their shells
Take the raw eggs and place them directly on the grill of the smoker for smoking. Allow them to smoke for 35 minutes. In thirty minutes, you will a consistency similar to boiled eggs. The eggshells will turn a little yellow due to smoking. If you see small brown spots on the eggshells, no worries! It’s normal.
3) Removing the eggs, give them an ice bath
When 30 minutes of initial grilling are completed, remove the eggs and place them in ice water. Let the eggs enjoy that ice bath for almost 10 minutes. When the eggs are cooled, peel them. We give an ice bath to the eggs for stopping the process of cooking in them, and it also makes peeling easier.
4) Reduce the heat to 175ºF to 180ºF
After peeling the eggs, place them again over the grill. Make sure the temperature is lowered to 175ºF to 180ºF. Smoke the eggs for another 35 minutes. This time is enough to give eggs a delicious smokey flavor and get a crisp golden brown color on them.
Some people might like fully hard-boiled eggs. For that, you can keep the eggs on the grill for almost around 1.5 or 2 hours. But be informed that grilling for this long will make the outer crust of the egg dry and might get a bit rubbery.
5) Garnish and serve your smoked eggs
Take the smoked eggs out, place them on a cooking sheet or cooking tray and slice each egg into an equal half. Garnish them with some salt, pepper, finely chopped parsley, or oregano. You are now ready to serve them as a side dish with the main course or a snack at a tea party.
BBQ Hero tip: If some of the smoked eggs are left and are not eaten we have some more ideas to use them. You can make smoked deviled eggs with a tangy and delicious paste filling.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I smoke raw eggs?
Absolutely yes! You can smoke raw eggs. If you smoke them at 325ºF, they will have the same consistency as a hard-boiled egg and they will be easy to peel. You can increase and decrease the temperature to have hard-boiled or soft-boiled eggs.
How long does it take to smoke eggs?
It takes almost 1 hour and 25 minutes to cook the perfect smoked eggs. I know some people who love a bold smokey flavor. For that, you can leave the eggs in the smoker for almost 2 hours, but the drawback of doing this is; the outer crust of your eggs will dry out and become rubbery.
How do you eat smoked eggs?
I love eating smoked eggs as a side dish with my main course. If I am to smoke the eggs for a party or have them as a snack, I would prefer to take them with some vintage garnishing like salt, pepper, finely chopped parsley, or oregano served with Bbq sauce, tabasco sauce, or mustard sauce.
How do you tell if smoked eggs are done?
Your smoked eggs will get yellow with some brown spots on them. Do not worry. It is perfectly normal. The brown color will indicate how smokey your eggs are. Some of us might smoke them for a longer time, which will turn the color of eggs to strong brown.
What temperature should I smoke eggs?
Smoking eggs is done in two phases. In the first phase, make sure that your smoker is preheated to 325ºF, and in the second phase, lower the smoker’s temperature to 175ºF to 180ºF. If you have a cold smoker that can operate at 150 degrees F or lower, use it.
What does a smoked egg taste like?
Considering everything like temperature, timing, ingredients, and perfect volume of smoke in the correct proportions, you will enjoy a strong yet aromatic flavor of smoke eggs and wood.
So be careful in choosing the flavor of wood chips to smoke the eggs. Secondly, choose wisely the ingredients for topping.
Can you smoke eggs on a pellet grill?
Yes, you can smoke eggs on a pellet grill. Choose wood chips according to your liking, turn on the pellet grill and maintain the temperature at 325ºF and you are all set to get the eggs smoked.
Like I said before, I prefer using a pellet grill. On your occasion, you are the pitmaster and can use a smoker/ grill of your choice you are comfortable with.
How long do smoked eggs last in the fridge?
You can store smoked eggs in a refrigerator for a week.
Here is how I use to preserve them.
Take a container, place your eggs in it, cover it with plastic wrap, and place it in the refrigerator.
You can also use vacuum zip bags or piping bags for storing smoked eggs.
BBQ Hero Tip: I would prefer serving the smoked eggs as a side dish with Reverse Sear Steak, Smoked Newyork Steak, and Smoked T-bone Steak.