Saturday, September 01, 2007

Deviled eggs

Deviled eggs are an endangered species. When do you ever see these at a drinks party or on a buffet? It's all tuna tartar served on spoons elegantly arranged on a tray (though eating that tartar in one gulp under the eyes of the waiter eager to retrieve the spoon is not nearly so elegant) and teeny tiny servings of soup and nary an egg in sight. Nothing wrong with tuna and soup but I think those eggs should be brought back in fashion. I for one know lots of people who would love one of these beauties with a chilled glass of wine. And I do, too. I made them just for myself as a simple yet gorgeous nibble/starter the other day.

Deviled eggs (serves 2 as a starter)

  • 2 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • salt and white pepper
Boil the eggs for eight minutes. Refresh under cold water, then peel and cut in half. Remove the egg yolks and put them in a bowl. Mash with a fork, then add the mayonnaise and paprika and stir until well combined. Season to taste. Spoon (or pipe if you're that kind of person) the egg yolk mixture back into the hard-boiled eggs and sprinkle with a little more paprika.

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nannykatie said...

Try just a little dab of your favorite mustard in them. That's the way I may them. Noone can get enough of them. Love your blog

Honeybee said...

Great idea, I will! And thank you for your kind comment.

Katerina said...

I have never even had a deviled egg but I guess I really should try one, eh?

Honeybee said...

Katerina - I think you should! Let me know whether you liked them.

Pille said...

I'm happy to inform you that devilled eggs are not an endangered species here in Estonia :) Luckily!!