Deviled Eggs 2.0 Recipes

The Deviled Eggs 2.0 class last night at Wheatsfield Cooperative was a blast! Thanks, egg lovers, for coming out—though my demo eggs (13 minutes steamed versus 13 minutes boiled) did not cut the mustard (HA!), And thank you infinity, Susan Jasper, for making it happen! You're the hostess with the mostess! Here are my notes and recipes from class, plus a few bonus recipes thrown in.

 

Basic Hard-boiled Eggs
The Best Hard Boiled Eggs are Steamed!

  • Get a pot of water boiling in a double boiler. 
  • Steam eggs for 13 minutes. 
  • Plunge in an ice bath for at least 15 minutes but no more than 45. 
  • Peel and use.

Deviled Egg Basics
Egg yolks are a neutral fat, and they suck up flavor like a black hole sucks up light. Salt alone won't cut it. Tangy flavors—like mustard, vinegar and pickles—climb over the fat and give the egg taste. Onions, herbs, and spices are good, too, but they don't make the taste pop. The more fat you add, the more tang you need.
The basic rules are:

  • 2 tbsp+ different fat (mayo, sour cream, yogurt, cream cheese, oil, avocados, etc.)
  • 1/2 tsp Tang (mustard, vinegar, pickles, capers, miso, etc.)
  • Optional: salt, crunch (onions, nuts, bread crumbs), chopped fresh herbs
  • Whip the fillings in food processor for maximum creaminess

Alliyum Roasted Mushroom Eggs
Sprinkle with Alliyum and fresh chopped parsley.
Alliyum creates almost a sweet/salty taste atop these very rich, umami eggs. The leftover filling makes a great spread on toast, a filling for ravioli, or a layer on a veggie lasagna, etc.

  • Filling: 6 eggs yolks
  • 1/2 lb lb fresh (preferably wild) mushrooms tossed in olive oil, spinkled with salt and pepper and roasted at 300 for 1 hr.
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tsp red vinegar
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp horseradish if you want heat

Roxy Eggs (healthy fats)
Yogurt is a fat with built-in tang. 
Together with the avocado, this egg is deceptively rich, but actually light on bad fat
Sprinkle with Roxy Taco and chopped cilantro

  • Filling: 6 eggs yolks
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tsp Roxy Taco
  • 1 scallion, the white part chopped fine
  • Squeeze of 1/2 lime

Cy Eggs (Hearty and hummusy)
These hearty Mediterranean style eggs could double as a main picnic dish. 
The leftover filling makes a great side salad. 
Sprinkle with Cy Salt and chopped red onion

  • Filling: 6 eggs yolks
  • 4 tbsp hummus
  • 1/2 cup tabouli 
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • Squeeze of 1 lemon

Spicy GGX Pimento Eggs
4 TBS of mayo or sour cream would substitute nicely here, but the cream cheese gives it heft. The pimentos are sweet and turn the filling bright orange. Sprinkle with GGX and chopped chives.

  • Filling: 6 eggs yolks
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1.5 tsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp pimentos
  • 1 tsp pickle juice if you've got it for maximum wow
  • 1 tsp GGX