Blue Smoke Deviled Eggs

24 deviled eggs

This is Steven's recipe for Deviled Eggs. He's had a bit of practice and slowly refined the recipe to perfection. They're quite yummy.


12 large eggs
2/3cup mayonnaise
1 1/2teaspoons tarragon-infused champagne vinegar
3/4teaspoon Colman's dry mustard
2 1/2teaspoons Dijon mustard (I used Grey Poupon for this)
1/3 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  Salt and freshly ground black pepper
 Garnish: paprika


Place eggs in a saucepan, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer for exactly 9 minutes. Pour off most of the water and immediately run cold water over eggs.

Crack eggshells and peel eggs under running water. Cut a small sliver off both ends of each egg and halve them crosswise, forming round cups. Remove yolks, and reserve. Pass yolks through a fine sieve into a bowl (or mash 'em with a fork like I did.) Add mayonnaise, vinegar, mustards, cayenne, and curry powder to bowl, and mix together with a rubber spatula until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Spoon egg-yolk paste into a pastry bag with a star tip and pipe mixture into egg whites to form rosettes. (Or use a teaspoon to mound yolk into egg whites.) Sprinkle top of eggs with paprika.

Refrigerate immediately.


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