Monday, June 28, 2010
Deviled Eggs & Getting w/the 'Beat'
Any summer picnic, carry-in, family get-together or holiday meal just doesn't seem to be complete w/o those yummy deviled eggs! And they're even more appetizing if they're served on Grandma's ~ or Great-Grandma's ~ antique deviled egg plate.
And a seasoned cook will also know the difference when a recipe calls for a 'slightly beaten' egg or 'stiff peaks'...but that will come after this awesome recipe for deviled eggs...
1 dozen hard boiled, peeled eggs; sliced in half, length-wise
8 TB. mayonnaise
2 TB. Dijon-style mustard
2-3 TB. sweet pickled relish
4-6 dashes of Kosher salt
4-6 dashes of fresh ground black pepper
8 TB. finely chopped fresh OR dried chives
~After eggs have cooled, remove cooked yokes from the length-wize-cut whites. Place the white halves, cut side up, on a plate.
~ In a bowl, mash up the yokes. Add mayo & mustard, mash & mix w/fork until well blended.
~Add chives, relish, salt & pepper; mix well.
~W/a spoon, carefully stuff whites w/the yolk mix, rounding off the tops.
~Sprinkle tops w/paprika.
~Cover & chill at least 1 hr. before serving.
Getting w/the 'Beat'...
While making nearly any egg recipe, we come across terms that may need defined. Here's a quick tutorial for you...
SLIGHTLY BEATEN: Use a fork to beat your egg. Egg is considered beaten when white & yoke are mixed enough that no streaks are seen.
BEATEN EGG YOKES: W/a high-speed OR rotary mixer, beat yolks for 5 mins OR until they are thick & lemon-colored.
SOFT PEAKS: In a glass OR metal bowl (NO plastic!), & using either a rotary beater OR a an electric mixer on medium speed, beat egg whites until peaks form that curl over.
STIFF PEAKS: Same as 'soft peaks' BUT on high speed & beat until the peaks stand straight up.
Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><