Bacon Cheddar Chive Deviled Eggs
12 large cage-free eggs (I like Chino Valley organic eggs)
½ cup mayonnaise
2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled into tiny pieces
2 tablespoons sharp cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon minced chives
2 pinches paprika, for garnish
Place cold eggs in a pot, add water to cover eggs by 2 inches, and bring to a boil. Turn down to a gentle boil, and boil for 9 minutes. When time is up, drain the boiling water off of the eggs, and fill the pot with cold water and ice cubes. Chill for two hours in the refrigerator. Peel and shell the eggs.
Fry the bacon until crisp, and then chop into tiny pieces.
Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks into a small bowl, and mash with a fork. Add the mayonnaise, bacon, cheese, and cider vinegar. Stir in mustard.
Fill egg white halves with the seasoned yolk mixture. Garnish with chives and smoked paprika.