Firefighter’s Smoked Hard-Boiled Eggs

Total Time: 2 ½ Hours
Prep Time:   ½ Hour
Cook Time: 2 Hours

Serves: 12
Recipe Categories: Eggs,
Meal Types: Snacks & Appetizers
Preparation Methods: Grill, Smoke
Product Types:
Season/Occasions: Fall, Summer


12 large, white EGGS
pink salt and cracked pepper, for serving 

Yields: 12


  1. SET UP smoker with wood chips according to manufacturer’s instructions and preheat to 225°F.
  2. PLACE EGGS on top of grill about 1 inch apart. COVER and SMOKE for 2 hours or until egg shells are golden brown.
  3. TRANSFER EGGS from smoker to large plate and cool. PEEL eggs and serve with salt and pepper.


  • Smoked eggs can be made into deviled eggs.
  • To peel a hard-boiled egg: Gently tap large end of egg on countertop until shell is finely crackled. Start peeling at large end, holding egg under cold running water to help ease the shell off.
  • Storage time: In the shell, hard-cooked eggs can be refrigerated safely up to one week. Refrigerate in their original carton to prevent odor absorption. Once peeled, eggs should be eaten within two days.
  • Food safety precaution: Piercing shells before cooking is not recommended. If not sterile, the piercer or needle can introduce bacteria into the egg. Piercing also creates hairline cracks in the shell, through which bacteria can enter after cooking.

Per serving: 1 Egg



Total fat:5 g

Saturated fat:1.5 g

Polyunsaturated fat:1 g

Monounsaturated fat:2 g

Cholesterol:185 mg

Sodium: 85 mg

Carbohydrates: 1 g

Protein: 6 g

Vitamin A: 80 mcg

Vitamin D: 1 mcg

Folate: 24 mcg

Calcium: 28 mg

Iron: 1 mg

Potassium: 70 mg

Choline: 147 mg

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