By Chef Alli
8 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and halved lengthwise
1/4 - 1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tsp dill pickle juice
1/2 tsp. yellow mustard, or to taste
1/8 tsp. granulated garlic
1/8 tsp. smoked paprika
freshly ground black pepper and kosher salt, to taste
2 dill pickles, very finely diced
more smoked paprika, for garnishing
4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
Using a small spoon, remove the yolks from the cooked egg whites, placing them into a medium mixing bowl.
Using a fork, mash the yolks well, then add mayonnaise, pickle juice, mustard, garlic and paprika; mix until very creamy, then season to taste with salt and pepper; fold in the finely diced pickles.
Spoon the deviled egg mixture into each egg half; sprinkle with a bit of smoked paprika. Garnish with bacon crumbles. Refrigerate until ready to serve.