Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Deviled Eggs - He Cooked - She Cooked




Throwdown with Bobby Flay... Well, make that throwdown with Dave and Jackie.  Take a look at the top photo.  It's subtle, but there are differences...

She cooked... A basic, tried and true classic.  Little Mayo, little Dijon, little milk, Salt and Pepper... Fancy it up with a pipping bag and a sprinkle of smoked paprika.

He Cooked (Very Lazy)... Cajun garlic Aioli... Fancy it up with a pipping bag and a sprinkle of smoked paprika.

I make up a batch of Cajun garlic Aioli every once in a while.  When I do, just add the mashed up egg yolks and you have quite a snack....

Here's the quick recipe for the Aioli...
1 cup Mayonnaise
Zest from one Lemon
Juice from one Lemon
1/2 TBS Dijon Mustard
4 Garlic cloves, smashed and minced
1 tsp Big Easy in a Jar (Cajun Spice mix)

Put everything in a mini chopper, small food processor or a blender and whirl away!

So you see, even though I was very lazy to just add a pre-made spicy mayo, it packs quite a wallop... Cajun Spices, Savory Spices, Garlic, Dijon and Lemon.


So, here's what HE did...

6 Eggs, boiled for 6 minutes, Cooled, sliced lengthwise, Yolks removed
Add 3 tsp "Cajun Garlic Aioli" to the yolks, mash together until smooth
Put 1 rounded tsp of the yolk/Aioli mix in the center of each Egg half
Be fancy if you have a piping bag
Accent with Smoked Paprika


And Here's what SHE did...

6 Eggs, boiled for 6 minutes, Cooled, sliced lengthwise, Yolks removed
Add 2 tsp Mayonnaise to the egg yolks
Add 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
Add Salt and Pepper to taste
If needed, add 1/2 tsp of milk at a time to get the yolks smooth
Put 1 rounded tsp of the yolk/Mayo mix in the center of each Egg half
Be fancy if you have a piping bag
Accent with Smoked Paprika

A GREAT little snack, wonderful to serve as an appetizer or just to have around the house to nibble on...

BTW, we did have guests over the other night and made them do a blind tasting.  Her's won (the classic).  BUT when just Jackie and I tasted, for us, mine won (The Cajun flavored).  SO I guess it's a tie!

And of course, Deviled Eggs just have to be on any "Top Five" appetizer list!


Printable recipe...

For the time being...

Click the image to the left for a printable copy of this recipe. When the large image appears, right click the image and select "Copy Image". Then open a word document file, click paste and print. Prints on an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper.

Soon, it will become a PDF file that you simply have to click and print.

Plus, here's the printable recipes for "Big Easy in a Jar" And for "Not Your Grandmother's Herbes de Provence", Click to enlarge...





1 comment:

  1. Deviled eggs never last long in my house. The hoardes descend with gusto leaving an empty plate in seconds.

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