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    Virginia Deviled Eggs

    Source of Recipe

    Lucinda Quinn and Virginia Willis

    Recipe Introduction

    "This easy egg recipe is a traditional dish from the American South; in Chef Virginia Willis's version, Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, and butter make the eggs extra-creamy."

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    List of Ingredients

    ◦ 12 large eggs
    ◦ ⅓ cup mayonnaise
    ◦ 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
    ◦ 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    ◦ Pinch of cayenne pepper
    ◦ Coarse salt and freshly ground white pepper
    ◦ 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh tarragon, chives, or chervil, plus leaves for garnish


    To hard-cook the eggs, place them in a saucepan and add water to cover them by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat (you will see bubbles around the sides of the pot). Remove from the heat; cover, and let stand for 12 minutes. Drain the eggs and rinse them under cold running water. Set aside to cool completely.

    To peel the eggs, once the eggs have cooked and cooled, remove the shells by tapping each egg gently on the counter or sink all over to crackle it. Roll an egg between your hands to loosen the shell. Peel, starting at the large end, while holding the egg under running cold water; this facilitates peeling and also removes any stray shell fragments.

    To prepare the filling, halve the peeled eggs lengthwise. Carefully remove the yolks. Set the whites aside. Pass the yolks through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl or place them in the work bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Blend the yolks, mayonnaise, butter, mustard, and cayenne, and mix until smooth; season with salt and pepper. Add the finely chopped tarragon.

    Place the mixture in a piping bag fitted with a large star tip or use a medium sealable plastic bag with one corner snipped off.

    To assemble the eggs, when ready to serve, pipe the yolk mixture into the whites. Garnish with additional herbs and serve immediately.

    Makes 2 dozen




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