(a note before we begin – is it deviled or devilled? Spell check tells me devilled is incorrect but both Larousse Gastronomique and The Oxford Companion to Food use two “l”s. Google, of course, tells me that people use both spellings)
Did you know – October is World Egg Month and today being Hallowe’en, I figured what better to celebrate both occasions with than Devilled Eggs. Wasabi devilled eggs, to be exact!
If you can believe it, I have never made devilled eggs but I wanted to make something a little more special than the classic version which to me screams “1970s!”. Having discovered a tube of wasabi paste in the fridge along with some pickled ginger, I knew that was the direction I wanted to go!
- 6 hard cooked eggs, peeled and halved lengthwise
- ¼ cup (50 mL) mayonnaise
- 2 tsp (10 mL) wasabi paste
- 12 small pieces pickled ginger
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) finely chopped chives or green onion
- Carefully scoop egg yolks into a bowl.
- Set whites on a serving plate and cover with plastic wrap until ready to use.
- Mash the yolks, mayonnaise and wasabi until smooth.
- Using a piping bag (with or without a tip), pipe the mixture into the hollows of the whites.
- Sprinkle with chives and top with pickled ginger.
These were really tasty – so unexpected in your mouth because they don’t *look* hot but it’s a nice surprise!
The theme of this year’s World Egg Month is “Getting an Egg-ducation” and today I am giving my Canadian readers a chance to get to know their local egg farmers and what they do and one lucky reader will win a $50 Chez Cora (Canadian readers only, sorry!).
For a second chance to win, tweet the following message:
“I’m getting an “egg-ducation” 4 #EFOWorldEggMonth w/ @eatlivtravwrite. Chance to win $50 Chez Cora gift card! http://bit.ly/Sal6Wq”
Then email me again to let me know you did.
Contest closes Wednesday November 7th at 6pm EST. Winner chosen by Random.org.
Disclosure: I received a basket of ingredients and utensils from Egg Farmers of Ontario as well as the $50 gift certificate to give away. I was not compensated for writing this blog post.
* Canadian readers – enter to win a copy of Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery Cookbook here!
** Canadians – have you checked out my “What’s for Dinner?” contest? A gorgeous $350 gift basket is up for grabs!