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Candied Bacon with Chive Air Recipe

Deviled eggs with bacon and chives are a pretty common party food but this recipe takes it up a level with candied bacon and chive air. The candied bacon is crispy, sweet, spicy and smoky all at once while the chive air adds a fresh onion flavor with a hint of sweetness.

This recipe makes more bacon than you need to top the eggs with but I usually have trouble not eating a few pieces of it along the way. It calls for chipotle powder but you can use any chile powder of your choice, or omit it completely if you don't want the spiciness.

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Candied Bacon with Chive Air Recipe

  • Published: November 22, 2014
  • By Jason Logsdon
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 Minutes
  • Makes: 12 eggs, 24 deviled eggs
Deviled eggs candied bacon chive foam

Candied Bacon with Chive Air Ingredients


For the Chive Air

30g chives
250g water
1.8g lecithin, 0.6%

For the Candied Bacon

70g brown sugar
2g cinnamon
0.3g chipotle pepper powder
6 slices bacon

To Assemble

1 batch of Basic Deviled Egg Base
Lemon Zest

Candied Bacon with Chive Air Instructions

For the Chive Air

Blend together the chives and water then strain into a wide, flat-bottomed container. Blend the lecithin into the mixture. It can stay at this stage for a few hours.

For the Candied Bacon

Preheat an oven to 175°C (350°F).

Cover a sheet pan with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on it.

Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and chipotle powder in a large bowl. Add the bacon slices and toss well to combine. Place the bacon in a single layer on the wire rack and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the bacon is cooked through and begins to crisp up. Remove from the heat, let cool slightly, and cut into batons.

To Assemble

Spoon the yolk mixture from the Basic Deviled Eggs Base into the egg white halves. Top with several pieces of candied bacon and some lemon zest.

Foam the chive juice by running the immersion blender in it. Try to keep the blender halfway out of the liquid so the air is more easily incorporated. This can sometimes take up to 6 or 7 minutes and there will still be liquid left at the bottom of the bowl. Let it sit for 1 minute to stabilize once there is a decent amount of foam on top.

Place a spoonful of the chive air onto each egg half then serve.

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Candied Bacon with Chive Air Recipe

PT45M Ingredients: 30g chives 250g water 1.8g lecithin 0.6% 70g brown sugar 2g cinnamon 0.3g chipotle pepper powder 6 slices bacon To Assemble 1 batch of Basic Deviled Egg Base Lemon Zest