Smoked Egg

Smoked Egg

Smoked Egg Method (Recommended: Cold Smoking/Warm Smoking)

Temperature: Be cautious not to overheat the eggs when smoking them, as high temperatures can make them too firm.

Time: The smoking time for eggs varies depending on their size, but typically it takes about 15 to 30 minutes. The goal is to infuse flavor into the eggs by exposing them to smoke, so be careful not to over-smoke.

By smoking boiled eggs, you can create a delicious dish with a unique smoky flavor. Here are the steps for smoking boiled eggs:


  • Fresh eggs
  • Smoking chips (choose your preferred type)
  • Smoker
  • Water



  1. Boil the Eggs: Start by boiling the fresh eggs in water to your preferred doneness. Generally, slightly hard-boiled eggs work well for smoking. Quickly cool the boiled eggs in cold water and peel them. You can prepare flavored eggs at this stage for a different smoking experience.
  2. Prepare Smoking Chips: Set up your smoker and add smoking chips. Choose the type of smoking chips that match your desired smoky flavor. Oak and hickory are common choices.
  3. Place Eggs in the Smoker: Arrange the boiled eggs evenly inside the smoker, ensuring they don't touch each other. This helps distribute the smoke evenly.
  4. Set Up the Smoker: Adjust the smoker to the temperature suitable for cold smoking. Additionally, add water to a drip pan to maintain humidity. Higher humidity allows the eggs to absorb the smoky flavor better.
  5. Smoke the Eggs: Once the eggs are placed in the smoker, close the lid and smoke them. Smoking time can be adjusted to your preference, but usually, 15 to 30 minutes is a good guideline. Longer smoking times will result in a stronger smoky flavor, so feel free to experiment.
  6. Cool the Eggs: After smoking, immerse the smoked eggs in cold water to cool them down quickly. This helps set the smoky flavor.

Additional Tips:

To enhance your smoking experience, consider the step of "soaking smoking chips in water." While this step is optional, it can positively impact the evenness of smoke distribution and contribute to a more enjoyable smoking process.

Here's how to soak smoking chips in water:

  1. Prepare the Chips: Place the smoking chips in a small bowl or container.
  2. Add Water: Add enough water to the container to soak the chips.
  3. Soaking Time: Let the chips soak in water for around 15 to 30 minutes.
  4. Remove Excess Water: Once the chips have absorbed enough water, remove any excess moisture. You can lightly squeeze the chips by hand or use a paper towel to remove moisture.

Recommended Smoking Chips:

Applewood Chips: Known for their fruity and sweet aroma, applewood chips are a great choice for smoking eggs. They pair well with the delicate flavor of eggs, providing a gentle smokiness.

Cherrywood Chips: Cherrywood chips offer a mild sweetness and a subtle smokiness, making them suitable for smoking eggs. They add a gentle flavor to the eggs.

Pecan Wood Chips: If you're looking for a nutty aroma, pecan wood chips are worth trying for smoking eggs. They provide a distinctive flavor to enjoy.

Smoked Egg Salad:


  • Smoked eggs (use smoked eggs prepared with the above recipe)
  • Vegetables (e.g., lettuce, tomato, cucumber, etc.)
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Peel and Slice the Smoked Eggs: Peel the smoked eggs and cut them into suitable sizes.
  2. Prepare Vegetables: Wash and cut the vegetables into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Combine Eggs and Vegetables: In a bowl, combine the smoked eggs with the prepared vegetables.
  4. Prepare Dressing: In a separate bowl, mix olive oil and lemon juice to create a dressing.
  5. Dress the Salad: Pour the dressing over the vegetables and smoked eggs, and gently mix.
  6. Season: Season the salad with salt and pepper according to your taste.
  7. Serve and Enjoy!

Smoked Egg and Avocado Sandwich:


  • Bread
  • Smoked eggs (use smoked eggs prepared with the above recipe)
  • Avocado
  • Tomato
  • Lettuce
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Toast the Bread: Toast the bread until it's lightly browned.
  2. Prepare Avocado: Slice the avocado, and also prepare tomato slices and lettuce.
  3. Spread Mayonnaise: Spread mayonnaise on one side of the toasted bread.
  4. Assemble the Sandwich: Layer the smoked eggs, avocado slices, tomato, and lettuce between the slices of bread.
  5. Season: Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!