May 22, 2007

Spinach Deviled Eggs

10 hardboiled eggs, peeled and sliced length-wise
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons capers (optional)
smoked paprika
1/4 cup frozen spinach (defrosted, drained and chopped*)

crisp bacon or large capers for garnish

In a small bowl, use a fork and thoroughly mix together the yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, capers, parsley, pepper, and a bit of smoked paprika. Spoon an equal amount into each of the egg halves. Top with tiny bits of crisp bacon or a jumbo sized caper and serve.

*or subsitute 1/4 cup cooled, "wilted" fresh spinach

My thoughts:
At Springtime, a girl's thoughts naturally turn to deviled eggs. These are made a little extra special by the addition of chopped spinach and a bit of bacon. The smoked paprika really compliments the bacon, but regular or hot paprika would work just as well. I think this might be my new favorite deviled egg recipe!