It was not too long ago where I came across an article on Chinese salted duck eggs, and after reading it, I become very curious on the outcome of the eggs, so I decided to do my take on these Chinese salted eggs. The eggs […]
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Easter is quickly approaching and if there is one thing that I always make for the kids, it is hard boiled eggs. In my opinion, there is a bit of a trick to cooking hard boiled eggs. Be it the cook time, or the post cold water bath for them, there is a science to getting them not only cooked right, but more importantly peeled probably. Whenever I cook hard boiled eggs, and it is not only during the Easter season as my kids love to eat them for breakfast, I think about my family members. My mom and dad come to mind because of their love for pickled eggs, and my father-in-law because, well, of his love for a simple deviled egg.
As I wanted to make hard boiled eggs for my kids, I also had a craving for deviled eggs, but with a twist. I wanted to create something that had two things I loved; blue cheese, and Spanish chorizo, and do a special delivery to my in-laws. The flavors of the blue cheese and the chorizo really knocked these deviled eggs out of the park.
Let’s get started.
- 10 eggs (makes 20 deviled eggs)
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- cold water, enough to cover the eggs by at least 1 inch
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
- 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
- 1 tsp of your favorite hot sauce
- 1 chorizo link, cut into small cubes
- 1/4 cup of blue cheese, crumbled
- ice water
Begin by adding the eggs to a large pot of water, adding the vinegar, and cover with water. Bring to boil, then cover, and remove from the heat. Keep covered for 13 minutes. During this time, fill a large bowl with water and add about a cup of ice.
As the eggs are cooking, add the chorizo to a skillet, preheated on medium heat. Cook the chorizo for about 5 minutes, or until fully cooked. Remove them with a slotted spoon and place onto a paper towel to let any excess grease be removed.
Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and place them into the ice water to quickly cool.
Take an egg out, and gently tap the egg on the counter, just lightly cracking the shell. Carefully remove the shell from the egg. It should peel right off. Continue with the rest of the eggs.
Next, with a long and sharp knife, slice the egg in half, lengthwise. To another bowl, add in the cooked egg yolks from each of the eggs, and place the cooked egg whites onto a plate. Continue with all of the eggs.
To the bowl of egg yolks, add the mustard, mayonnaise, hot sauce, and black pepper. Mix well until all lumps have been removed. Next, fold in half of the cooked chorizo, and all of the blue cheese.
I like to add my mixture into a quart size ziploc plastic bag, then in the corner of the bag, simply cut off some of the corner, allowing you to pipe it into the egg whites for a much more consistent presentation. Fill each egg white, just a bit over, and repeat with all of the eggs.
Top each egg with the remaining pieces of the chorizo, and dig in.
The hidden treasure of the blue cheese adds a bit more excitement to the tangy filling, and you get these nice spicy cubes of chorizo to balance these deviled eggs out. Addicting and delicious, to say the least. Hope you enjoy.
I will be the first to admit that I am not the guy ordering any of the pre-made salads in the grocery store’s deli section. As I sit there and wait for my deli meat to be prepared, I am a bit amazed at how many people get excited to order things like ham salads, potato salads, and a variety of pasta salads. I’m not knocking those folks by any means, but you would think they would ask for a sample before buying a pound, or two of that stuff. Regardless, one of my favorite deli salads is probably going to be the egg salad. It’s hard to be chopped hard boiled eggs, and add some great crunch from celery and shallots. With that said, I was going to use some smoked eggs that I recently made and see how that would play in a smoked egg salad sandwich. TRUST ME, the smoked eggs are worth making just for this sandwich.
Let’s get started.
- 2 whole smoked eggs, chopped
- 1/2 rib of celery, chopped
- 1 tbsp diced shallot
- 2 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped
- 3 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
- 1 sandwich roll (I used an onion roll)
Start by adding everything but the sandwich roll to a bowl. Gently mix and fold to incorporate all of the ingredients. Taste and season with salt if you desire.
Add to the sandwich roll and dig in.
The result is pretty darn awesome. The smoked eggs by themselves are good, but when you incorporate them into the other ingredients and make a sandwich, well, it just makes everything a whole lot better. Give this one a shot if you are going to make an attempt at smoking eggs. I hope you enjoy.