Easter Week Special: Devilled Eggs!
Easter is around the corner and all I can really think about is eggs. About the cute little chocolate eggs with pretty wrapping in lovely colours, or even just cooking with eggs and coming up with new recipes. So while devilled eggs aren’t anything new on the menu, I love the fact that you can do so much to this simple dish. Think of it as dressed up or dressed down eggs, whatever you like. The other great part about serving this at your next soiree is that it’s quite healthy (sans the mayo, of course, but it’s easter so don’t count these calories). Eggs are a brilliant source of protein that add tremendous benefits for your hair and health. So I’m going to share a little fancy version of devilled eggs topped with prosciutto. Prosciutto is basically dry-cured ham that is thinly sliced. It tastes great in sandwiches and salads and makes for a yummy add to the eggs. Take a look at this recipe, it hardly takes 15 minutes from start to end!
You will need:
10 eggs (really depends on how many people you’re serving so plus or minus as you like)
2 tablespoons of mayonnaise (light, of you like!)
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
2 tablespoons of goat cheese/feta cheese (I prefer goat cheese. Make sure it’s room temperature)
1 tablespoon of chopped chives or any other fresh herbs
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Boil the eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan. After 10 minutes, turn the heating off and let them remain in the hot water for 5 minutes. Transfer the eggs into a bowl of cold water for another 2-3 minutes. Peel them and cut them into halves.
2. Remove the egg yolks into a separate bowl and mash them together.
2. Mix together the mayo, mustard, cheese, salt and pepper. Add a few herbs and mix this all with the mashed yolks.
3. Place the halved egg whites onto a place. With a small spoon, scoop the egg yolk mixture into each egg.
4. Place a sniped piece of prosciutto on top of each egg and garnish the plate with the chives!
And that’s as easy as it gets. Pretty and impressive, I say!
Note: In case you don’t eat meat, swap the prosciutto with freshly cut cherry tomatoes, jalapenos or even olives. It tastes just as good! And for the meat lovers, you can swap it with bacon bits, little chicken strips and so much more. The options are endless.
What are you doing for Easter? Send in pictures of your Easter meals and I’ll feature them right here!