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24 eggs, 6 servings

    Deviled Eggs
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 6 ounces tasso ham
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oysters
  • 4 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 24 oysters
  • Sriracha aioli*
  1. After boiling and peeling eggs,  cut them in half lengthwise. Remove  egg yolks and reserve in a bowl of  food processor.
  2. Rinse egg whites under cold water  and reserve in refrigerator until ready  to use.
  3. Dice the tasso and place in food  processor with the reserved yolks.  Blend until smooth.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine the tasso/yolk mixture from the food processor with the mayonnaise and Dijon mustard. Season with salt and pepper to taste. (Depending on the particular tasso, the amount of salt and  pepper needed will vary.)
  5. Place deviled egg mixture into a piping bag and set aside until ready to use.
  6. When ready to serve deviled eggs, pipe 1 ounce of the mixture into each of the reserved egg whites.
  7. For the oysters, heat the oil to 375 degrees in a large stockpot or fryer. While oil is heating up, mix flour and cornmeal for oyster batter. Once oil is heated, fully coat oysters in batter mix, drop into fry oil and fry for 1½ minutes. Remove from oil and drain well  on paper towels.
  8. Place 1 oyster on top of each deviled egg half and top with a dot of Sriracha aioli.

*Make Sriracha aioli by mixing 1 ounce Sriracha with 1 cup mayonnaise.

  • from Chef Cory Bourgeois of Brick & Spoon in Lafayette, Louisiana

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  • Yen
    December 21, 2023 at 10:05 pm

    We had the pleasure eating at brick & spoon in Biloxi recently and had the tasso ham deviled eggs but they topped it with fried shrimp instead of fried oyster and it was fabulous! Thanks for the recipe, I am definitely going to make this for a party this weekend.


    1. Amber Chase
      December 22, 2023 at 9:15 am

      We can’t wait to hear how it goes! The shrimp alternative sounds divine.