The Best Damn Denver Omelet Deviled Eggs Recipe

Denver Omelet Deviled Eggs -- Thrillist Recipes
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Have I mentioned that I'm a Broncos fan? Like a crazy Broncos fan? Like the kind that makes food to match the games? The kind that dresses her dog in blue-and-orange regalia on Sundays?

Yeah, it's no secret I'm excited about the Super Bowl this year, but I promise this is my final Denver-themed recipe (of the season). 

I'm not sure how Denver became famous for its omelets -- it's just eggs, ham, and peppers -- but man is it a winning combo (like a certain team from the same city). Deviled eggs are already a no-fail party food, but I felt inspired to dress them up with crispy pancetta and bell peppers for the big game. Oh, and they're fried, too, because why not?

Denver Omelette Deviled Eggs

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Posted by Thrillist on Saturday, February 6, 2016

Denver Omelet Deviled Eggs -- Thrillist Recipes
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Denver Omelet Deviled Eggs Recipe

Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: 24

  • 15 eggs
  • ⅔ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 quart vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 4 ounces diced pancetta
  • ½ red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • Hot sauce, for serving
  • Place 12 eggs in a single layer in a medium saucepan and fill with enough water to cover eggs by an inch. Bring to a boil. Cover, remove from heat, and leave covered for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse under cold water for 1 minute. Crack egg shells and carefully peel under cool running water.
  • Slice eggs in half lengthwise, removing and transferring yolks to a medium bowl, and placing the whites aside.
  • Mash yolks into a fine crumble using a fork. Add mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper, and onion powder; mix well. Stir in bell peppers until combined. Transfer mixture to a large Ziploc bag and chill in the fridge while you fry the egg whites.
  • Heat oil to 375℉ in a deep fryer or heavy pot fitted with an oil thermometer.
  • Whisk 3 raw eggs in a shallow dish. Put flour in another dish and panko in a third dish. Dredge egg whites in flour, then beaten eggs, then panko. Carefully place crumb-coated egg whites into hot oil and cook for 1 minute, or until they are crisp and golden brown. Remove and drain on a rack or paper towel.
  • Cook pancetta in a medium skillet until crispy, about 5 minutes.
  • Snip a corner off the Ziploc bag and pipe the yolk mixture onto the fried egg whites. Sprinkle pancetta on top.
Denver Omelet Deviled Eggs -- Thrillist Recipes
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Perry Santanachote is Thrillist's recipes editor and wishes you a happy Super Bowl Sunday. Follow her at @perrysant.