Monday, June 26, 2006

Curried Stuffed Eggs (Weekend Cookbook Challenge)

When I noticed yesterday that the deadline for Weekend Cookbook Challenge was today, I was so glad I hadn't missed it. Actually, as soon as Alicat and Sara announced that the theme this time was picnic food, I knew what I wanted to make. I'd been planning to try this recipe for a while, it's just that I got a tiny bit distracted going to visit Rand and Bradley, or I would have done it sooner.

The recipe is from a book I picked up on called Cooking by the Seasons. I wanted this book of vegetarian recipes because the author is Karina from Recipes from a Gluten Free Goddess, one of my favorite food blogs and one of my best blogger friends. It's a great book of seasonal yummies.

When I looked through Karina's book, I saw lots of things that sounded good, but the one recipe that stuck in my mind was Curried Stuffed Eggs.  I love deviled eggs, and her additions of finely diced onion, hot pepper, and curry powder sounded great. Later, when I had such a hard time getting a decent photo of the eggs, I hoped Karina, fabulous food photographer that she is, might be so distracted by moving into her new house in New Mexico that she wouldn't even see what a messy job I did of assembling the eggs. Alas, I didn't have any chives or cilantro which Karina recomended as a garnish, which would have made the photo look much better. I didn't make any substantial changes to the recipe, except for using a tiny bit of ground Chipotle pepper to replace jalapenos, which I didn't have. Considering I'm The Woman Who Never Followed a Recipe in Her Life, that's a big compliment to Karina. This turned out to be a great recipe, one that I will be making again. Thanks Karina, and happy new house!

Curried Stuffed Eggs
(Serves 4-6)

6 hard boiled eggs
2-3 T mayo
dash red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 tsp. very finely minced red onion
2 tsp. finely chopped jalapeno pepper (I substituted a pinch of ground Chipotle peppers)
1 tsp. curry powder (I used Penzeys sweet curry)
salt, pepper to taste
(Karina recommends white pepper)
sweet paprika, for garnishing (I used Penzeys)
chopped chives or cilantro, for garnishing

Carefully slice eggs in half, lengthwise. Scoop out the yolks into a small mixing bowl. Mash yolks with a fork, then add enough mayo to moisten and combine. Add dash of vinegar and the mustard, combine well. Add diced onion, chipotle powder, and curry, mixing until smooth and creamy. (Add a bit more mayo if the mixture seems too stiff.) Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
Spoon the filling carefully into egg halves and place on a serving platter. Sprinkle eggs with paprika, and garnish with chives or cilantro if desired.

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  1. You know, I've tried so hard to like hard-boiled eggs but the consistency of the whites gives me the shivers. I will, however, eat all that lovely curried yolk mix before you could bat an eye! :D

  2. mmmm looks delish, i've never had curry and eggs together.

  3. That's really cool that you have Karina's book. I read about this book from her site.

    These eggs are a great idea for a picnic and or party...

  4. Nerissa, what if you mixed the whites in with the yolks and made kind of an egg salad mixture? Could you get past the consistency then?

    Sara, the combo was great.

    Mae, I love the book. The eggs were delish.

  5. Oh but my husband would love these eggs! BTW, glad to read you had a splendid time in Venice Beach - such a fun place! And I'm so jealous of your gardening ability - can't wait to start palnting in my new backyard!

  6. Thank you for this recipe. I love curry, and this is perfect!

  7. I finally made it here - after relocating to a temporary apartment [the house deal fell thru] we are on dial-up now - and it is a nightmare trying to blog/visit blogs. Ack!

    Thanks, Kalyn for the lovely shout-out. I think the eggs look fab. Wish I could make some today!

    Glad you had a wonderful trip to Venice, CA. Sounded fun!

    Enjoy the holiday!


  8. I have linked this post here

  9. Indian recipes, glad you liked it.

  10. Deviled Eggs are among those things that make life worth living! So anxious to try this and some other recipes I've found here tonight. I love curry and I love tarragon and I could nearly live on deviled eggs while passing the hours on this website imagining the fine fare on our table! Gotta run! Wife's calling! Yes, dear!! ;-)

  11. I am horrible at making deviled eggs. I've grown up with them my whole life, enjoyed them made by others, but when I try, I feel so inept. I'm giving this a whirl now. I adore curry, so this drew me straight to the recipe. I haven't finished the side dish yet, but all I can say is that after taking a taste, I think I could eat the egg yoke filling all by itself. It smells sooooooooo good! I think I won't shy away from the deviled egg thing next time.


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