Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Deviled Eggs with a Twist

I saw this on Alicia's blog and since I love deviled eggs, I had to try them. The full name of the recipe, from The Splendid Table, is "Pan-Crisped Deviled Eggs on French Lettuces." They were perfect for dinner last night preceded by a bowl of ginger-flavoured roasted squash soup. Yum!

This was so simple. I added some cucumber and tomato slices fresh from my garden and the meal was completely satisfying.

8 large eggs, hard-cooked and peeled
1 scant teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
2 1/2 teaspoons minced onion
2 1/2 tight-packed Tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
2-3 Tablespoons milk
2 1/2 teaspoons mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 - 3 Tablespoons good-tasting extra-virgin olive oil

Cut the hard-cooked eggs in half lengthwise. Gently remove the yolks and place them in a medium boil. Reserve the whites.
Add the mustard, garlic, onion, parsley, milk, mayonnaise and vinegar to the yolks. With a fork, crush everything together into a thick past. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Pack the mixture back into the hollows of the egg whites, so the filling is even with the surface of the egg, not mounded. You will have leftover stuffing which will become the salad dressing.
In a large non-stick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Gently place the eggs in the pan, stuffed side down. Cook until the eggs are beautifully browned, 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper as they cook.
As the eggs saute, combine the leftover egg stuffing with all the dressing ingredients (following). Add the salad greens to the bowl and toss. Heap them on a serving platter.
Gently lift the eggs from the pan, turn them filling side up, set them on the greens, and serve.


Leftover egg yolk stuffing
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 generous teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 1/2 Tablespoons milk
2 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
salt and fresh-ground black pepper
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  1. Hi Lorrie,

    Your table runner turned out beautifully. Very bright and cheery.

    Thank you for your sweet words. Alas, the pool is not mine. I am so grateful though that the kids have a lovely spot to cool off.

    We had a monsoon last night and got wind, hail, and rain. Hail is very unusual here. The storm surprised everyone but we sure do need the rain.

  2. Hello Lorrie,
    Thank you for your comment on my blog and taking the time to read and get in touch. Your runner looks very nice indeed.
    Best wishes
    Hen x

  3. The salad looks delicious, and I know just where to get some material like that table runner you made. I really like the pattern and have considered using it for a shower curtain. Jackie

  4. I love deviled eggs too!


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