Smoked eggs are some of the easiest things to make on a pellet grill! Since it was my first time smoking them on my Pit Boss, I experimented with 3 different ways cook a raw egg on a pellet grill. This post will share the exact process I used, tips for pelleting them, smoking them, and the best way to serve them.
How To Smoke Eggs On A Pellet Grill?
You can smoke them while they are raw directly in the shell, or boil them before putting them on the grill. Place them directly on the grates or use a rack to keep them off the grill.
Don’t worry, we tried three different ways to smoke the eggs on our Pit Boss, and I’ll my experience with smoking eggs, as well as which method came out best.
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This was our first time smoking eggs on the Pit Boss and they actually came out really good. Watch this video to see the experiment we did when smoking eggs on the Pit Boss for the first time.
Read this article if you want to learn how to make quiche on the Pit Boss pellet grill.
Tips For Smoking Eggs On A Pit Boss
These tips will help you smoke eggs on a Pit Boss or any other pellet grill. The only difference will be the temperature settings on your grill.
- Preheat the Pit Boss to 250°F.
- Prep your eggs. (you can even use fresh chicken eggs)
- Get some cold water with ice to make the peeling easier.
- Put the eggs on the grill grates or use a rack.
- Set your timer for 35 minutes.
- Take the eggs off the grates and put them in the cold water.
- Peel and serve.
Now let me take you through the step by step process and explain each method that I used to smoke eggs on the Pit Boss pellet smoker.
Pellets We Used To Smoke Eggs
We used the Pit Boss Competition Blend, but Hickory is also a great option to use.
How Long To Smoke Eggs On A Pellet Grill?
It takes about 30-35 minutes for the eggs to cook completely on the grill at 250°F. If you want a smokier flavor, then reduce the heat to 175-180 degrees F.
The lower the temperature, the better the smoke flavor will be. If you have a cold smoker you should be able to get the temperature down to 150°.
Me, I used my Pit Boss pellet grill, which I really loved. Although I didn’t use the smoke setting, because I was in a hurry, I did set it for 250° for all 3 methods.
How Do You Smoke A Raw Egg?
If you browse the Internet, you’ll see there are several different ways to smoke an egg. I’ll share the three methods that we used and how to do it.
I’ll also share which method we preferred below, so be sure to scroll to the bottom.
Directly On The Pellet Grill
For this method, you’ll put the raw eggs directly on the grill grates. Give them enough space, because you’ll want to rotate the eggs every 10 minutes to make sure they cook evenly.
Make sure they don’t fall off the grates when you’re rotating them.
Now every 10 minutes you’ll rotate them on the grates, until the timer has reached 30 minutes.
You can then remove them from the grates and put them directly in cold water to make it easier to peel the egg.
You’ll notice that the eggs have small brown spots from where the egg was touching the grates. These are completely harmless and won’t affect the quality of the eggs.
Cooking them on the rack did not look any different than boiling them on the stove. They did have somewhat of a smoky flavor, but not nearly enough.
It’s probably because I cooked them at 250°F instead of using the smoke setting on the Pit Boss.
Use A Rack
For this method, you’ll want to use a jalapeño rack to keep the eggs off the grates. I use and recommend this 5 in1 BBQ-Aid, which is perfect for cooking beer can chickens, making jalapeno poppers and so much more.
When you’re using a rack to cook the eggs on, you don’t have to worry about rotating the eggs.
The rack allows the eggs to cook evenly without you having to do anything.
Sit the rack in the middle of the pellet grill and let them cook at 250° for 30 minutes.
Once they are done, you can remove them from the rack and put them directly in ice water to stop the cooking process.
Peel and serve.
Like the eggs on the grill grates, they didn’t have a yellow tint to them. They did have a small smoky flavor to them, but not a lot.
Boil The Egg Before Smoking
The last method we used was boiling the eggs before putting them on the smoker.
Turn on your stove and fill a pan with water. Once the water starts boiling, put the eggs in the water and let them boil for 15 minutes, or just before they are fully boiled.
Remove the eggs from the boiling water and put submerge them in ice water.
Next, you’ll peel the eggs and put them on directly on the grill grates to let them finish cooking.
Smoke them for another 20-25 minutes to get that real smoke flavor. You can even try turning the pellet grill to the smoke setting and leave them on there longer.
Why Do Smoked Eggs Turn Yellow
Your eggs will turn yellow. This is totally normal and the yellow color is an indication of how smoky your eggs are. The deeper the yellow, the more smoke flavor they will have.
The only egg that turned yellow was the one that we boiled beforehand. Both other methods did not produce a yellow tint to the eggs.
Easiest Way To Peel Smoked Eggs
The trick to peeling boiled eggs easily, is to put them directly in cold ice water after you take them off the heat.
This not only stops the cooking process, but makes it so much easier to peel. You won’t have to worry about burning yourself and the cold water permeates the shell, which helps loosen the bond to the egg white.
Here are 5 other tricks you can use to peel eggs quickly. (source)
Best Way To Smoke Eggs?
After trying the three methods above, I recommend boiling them before smoking them. This was the method that gave the eggs a more smoky flavor.
The only thing we would do differently is set the Pit Boss to the smoke setting instead, which may take the eggs longer to cook.
But after cooking them on 250°F, they had a really good smoke flavor. I can only imagine what they would taste like if I cooked them on the smoke setting.
How To Serve Smoked Eggs?
Once your eggs are smoked, you can chill them and eat them however you like! My personal preference is to make Smoke Deviled eggs, but I also love eating them on salads as well.
You can even sprinkle them with salt and pepper and eat them as is!