Instant potato flakes give the filling body. You can prepare this a day ahead; cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate. Crumble leftover egg yolks over a spinach salad.
8 hard-cooked large eggs, shelled
1/4 cup instant potato flakes
1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 cup cooked medium shrimp, peeled and chopped (about 4 ounces)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
3 center-cut bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
How to Make It
Cut eggs in half lengthwise; remove yolks. Place 4 yolks in a medium bowl; reserve remaining yolks for another use. Add potato flakes and next 6 ingredients (through red pepper) to yolks; stir well. Stir in shrimp and parsley. Spoon about 1 rounded tablespoon shrimp mixture into each egg white half. Sprinkle with bacon.
I would definitely omit the salt next time and probably the potato flakes. The flakes made the consistency too stiff and dry, I prefer the filling more creamy. Not bad, but taking out these two things might make them much tastier.
The instant potato flakes really soak up the mayo. I had to use a ton of mayo to make it thin enought to stuff the eggs. Good flavor but don't chop the shrimp too small or you won't know it's there. I added 3 slices of bacon to the filling and crumbled 2 slices over the top of the eggs and it was not too much bacon.
A fancy way to serve deviled eggs to guests! The only thing I would change is I would omit the Salt. I felt the bacon had enough salt but followed the recipe and wished I hadn't. I made it a second time and omitted the salt and it was perfect!