Hickory Smoked Eggs Recipe

This easy hickory smoked egg recipe using fresh eggs is a simple method for preserving eggs. Consume smoked eggs peeled, deviled, as a topping for salads, in macaroni salad, egg salad sandwich, and even pickled. Regardless of how they are used you will not regret the decision for preserving eggs in this manner!

With raising poultry, you learn to be creative in how to use up fresh eggs. Home smoked eggs elevates the option in consuming hard boiled eggs. And in truth, it takes no effort in achieving this. Consider this, perfectly steamed “hard boiled” eggs which contain a slightly robust smoked flavor. Hot out of the smoker, peeled and eaten. Maybe even hickory smoked eggs served on top of homemade egg noodles and basil pesto, garlic scape pesto, even wild weed pesto. Seriously, it’s comfort food at its finest!

Homemade Egg Noodles Recipe


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Serving Smoked Fresh Eggs

The options are endless. There is never a bad way to consume these, so be creative! In case you need a bit of help try serving smoked eggs these ways:

  • Peeled
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Salad Topping
  • Macaroni Salad
  • Egg Salad Sandwich
  • Pickled Eggs

But, let me stray off topic a moment. Smoked garlic. Go ahead and throw in a few head of cured garlic into the smoked at the same time as the fresh eggs. Not only will preserving eggs be an option, but smoked garlic will as well! Homemade cherry salsa is amazing with smoked garlic.

Homemade Cherry Salsa – Preserved or Fresh



Hickory Smoked Eggs Recipe – Equipment
  • Smoker

Regardless of the model, any type of smoker will do; electric, gas, pellet, even charcoal.

fresh eggs

Hickory Smoked Eggs Recipe – Ingredients

There is no restriction on the type of wood chips to use. Apple wood chips will create a mild, slightly sweet smoked flavor, whereas oak or hickory creates a more heavily smoked product.

  • Farm fresh eggs
  • Wood chips or pellets – apple, oak, or hickory wood chips
hickory smoked eggs recipe
Always wash eggs prior to smoking and consuming
Hickory Smoked Eggs – Instructions

The instructions are extremely simple. Feel free to shorten the amount of time the eggs are in the smoker, but do not exceed the smoking time. Remember, this process is not a science. Though keep in mind, the longer the steamed eggs remain in the smoker the higher the chances that the eggs will dry out.

  1. Soak wood chips in water for 20 to 30 minutes
  2. Pat wood chips dry, add to smoker
  3. Bring smoker to 225 degrees Fahrenheit, add steamed fresh eggs
  4. Close smoker, allow eggs to smoke for 2 hours
  5. Smoked eggs will be slightly colored due to the smoke

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Hickory Smoked Eggs Recipe

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hickory smoked eggs recipe


  • Smoker


  • Farm fresh eggs steamed
  • Wood chips apple, oak, or hickory


  • Soak wood chips in water for 20 to 30 minutes
  • Pat wood chips dry, add to smoker
  • Bring smoker to 225 degrees Fahrenheit, add steamed fresh eggs
  • Close smoker, allow eggs to smoke for 2 hours
  • Smoked eggs will be slightly colored due to the smoke


Consume as is, hard boiled, as deviled eggs, in macaroni salad, top of a salad, or even pickled.

hickory smoked eggs recipe

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