March 21, 2008

Fresh Basil Deviled Eggs



Ingredients:
10 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced length-wise
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 handful fresh basil, minced
white pepper
salt


Directions:
Place yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, basil, and pepper in food processor or blender and pulse until smooth. Spoon an equal amount into each of the egg halves. Top with a baby basil leaf and serve.

My thoughts:
Nothing says Spring quite like deviled eggs. I'm not quite sure why, eggs don't really have a season, but there is something so Spring-like about egg dishes. As you know, I love deviled eggs and this is one of the best ones I've come up with. Initially I wanted to make a sort of pesto egg but wasn't sure how pinenuts and parmesan would taste with the mustard necessary to make it a true "deviled" egg. I'm glad I went the straight basil (it constituted my first "harvest" from my Aerogarden!) route, the flavor was really light and fresh and the perfect foil to the mustard.

18 comments:

  1. Is that basil from the AeroGarden?!

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  2. Oh sheesh...if I actually read the full post I'd answer my question. Anyway, that's fantastic!

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  3. That looks great! I love the flavor of fresh basil!

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  4. Simple, elegant and perfect for Easter brunch! Thanks

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  5. first of all, awesome bowl!

    secondly, deviled eggs are quite possibly my favorite thing to make for pot lucks. (that way, at least i know there will be something there that i'll love!) this is a variety i can't wait to try! however, due to my ocd tendencies (shh!), i'll probably have to use the full dozen eggs. :)

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  6. i've been thinking of deviled eggs for the past few days now! it must be a spring thing. looks good.

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  7. wow - beautiful. And looks SO good. I love any form of deviled eggs.

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  8. i think that i don't like deviled eggs, but i really want to eat the egg in that picture, it's beautiful.

    is that a nigella bowl? i love those, they're so comfy to hold while mixing or whisking.

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  9. Thanks Michelle! It's actually a generic egg shaped sauce bowl (it's actually quite tiny) that I picked up at Wegmans.

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  10. you sure love deviled eggs... how many versions have you posted?

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  11. Meghan,
    I think this makes six? Out of over 650, that's not so many! They are just to easy to make for guest, I can't help but experiment.

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  12. deviled eggs are in the air for easter, and I've got plenty of hardboiled eggs now. I was going to make some from an amy sherman recipe I found. I'll have to do some of your basil ones too!

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  13. Yummy! I'm going to try these, we have eggs left from Easter and I've got fresh basil I need to use. Thank you!

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  14. I am up for any recipe that uses up the colored Easter eggs! This twist looks delicious.

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  15. Oh, man those look good! YUM!

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  16. Wow, what a great little dish for your egg! I love it.

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  17. that looks wonderful, and i've never been even remotely drawn to deviled eggs before!

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  18. I just have to tell you that is a fabulous picture

    amazing

    teddy

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