Deviled Eggs with Pancetta

Evenly Place Eggs on a Platter
Makes 24 Appetizers
Serves 6 to 12 people
You'll Need: 12 large chicken eggs (hardboiled, skins peeled)*, 1/2 cup miracle whip, 1 tsp white wine vinegar, 2 tsp yellow mustard, a couple splashes of hot sauce, 4 oz pancetta (cut into very small cubes), about 2 tsp oil rendered from pancetta, pinch salt, pinch pepper, large bunch of fresh chives (thinly chopped), large pinch of smoked paprika

Strain Pancetta (reserve oil)
Halve and Separate Eggs
How to prepare: In a medium saute pan, saute the pancetta until it's crispy (about 10 minutes on medium heat). Stir regularly. Set aside to drain (using a small strainer with a bowl under the pancetta, so you can reserve the oil). Cut the boiled eggs in half (lenth wise) as evenly as possible. Remove the yolks and place them in a separate bowl. With a clean, damp cloth, gently clean the egg whites if they have residual yolk on them. Arrange the egg whites on a platter or preparation plate. To the yolks, add the miracle whip, vinegar, mustard, hot sauce, pancetta oil, salt and pepper. Mix ingredients well until the clumps are almost gone and you have a pretty smooth texture. Place the yolk mixture into a piping bag with a star tip. Evenly distribute the yolk mixture into the egg whites in a slight circular motion. Evenly sprinkle the pancetta, chives and paprika over the eggs. Serve and enjoy.
Note * To hard boil the eggs I place the eggs in a large pot of room temperature water so that they fit in a single layer, covering the bottom of the pot. With the eggs in the pot, the water should be about 2 inches above the top most part of the eggs. Bring the water to a strong boil. Once water is boiling, put a lid on the pot and turn the heat off, leaving the eggs in the hot water for about 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse the eggs under cold water. When peeling each egg, peel it gently under cool, running water. Set eggs aside to dry on a clean towel or paper towels. If you do not plan to assemble the eggs right away, then put the eggs in a dry container in the refrigerator.

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