You've likely seen the recent fad of cooking an egg inside an avocado half, but Chef Cheryl Shaffer brings a whole new twist by putting the avo - as well as many other delicious combinations - in the eggs! Check out her fun and fancy flavors and add one of these deviled egg recipes to your Easter Menu:
Guacamole Inspired Deviled Eggs
6 hard boiled eggs
½ ripe avocado, scooped out and mashed
½ rib celery, minced
1/8 tsp Summit Ancho Chipotle Blend Seasoning
½ tsp. white wine vinegar
1 heel / clove of garlic, minced
2 Tbs Rondele’ Cheese
1 Tbs heavy cream
½ tsp sriracha sauce
½ tsp salt
1 Tbs fresh lime juice
1 tsp. grated fresh lime peel
1 Tbs. grated parmesan cheese, plus a little more for garnish
Place eggs in sauce pan, cover with water, bring to a boil for
3 minutes, cover, remove from heat. Allow to remain covered for 19 minutes, then dump water and run cool tap water over them. Peel and cut the eggs in half lengthwise, removing the yolk and placing it in a bowl, and the whites onto a plate.
Mash the egg yolks, avocado and the balance of the ingredients together in the bowl. I used a folk and the back of a spoon. Taste and adjust salt / seasoning if needed.
I used a 1 teaspoon sized cookie scoop to fill the egg yolk mixture in the egg white, then grated a little extra parmesan cheese over the tops for a festive look. Enjoy!
CHICKALOON CUCUMBER & DILL DEVILED EGGS
great for ST. PATRICK’S DAY
6 hard boiled eggs, halved
1 tsp. dried dill weed
1 ½ tsp Summit Chickaloon Chicken Blend Spice
3 tsp. minced green pepper
6 Tbs. (heaping) minced English cucumber
½ tsp. kosher salt
1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
¼ tsp. white Balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. red onions, minced
2 Tbs. whipped cream or heavy cream
2 Tbs. mayonnaise
2 dots leaf green food coloring paste
In a heavy sauce pan, place 6 eggs, cover with water and bring water to boil. Boil 3 minutes, turn off heat, cover pan with a lid and leave untouched for 19 minutes. Drain, crack and peel eggs under running water, then place the peeled eggs in a bowl with a sheet of paper towel or a washcloth to allow them to dry.
Slice the eggs in half, lengthwise, and remove the yolks, placing them into a medium sized bowl. Add the mayonnaise and gently mash the eggs with a fork or the back of a spoon. Now add the remaining ingredients, then mix to incorporate. This will be a chunky mixture. Check the taste; you may want to add a little more salt to season it.
Using a 1 teaspoon cookie scoop, fill the holes in the egg whites with the yolk mixture. I found that allowing the eggs to sit after filling, for about 30 minutes, will allow the filling flavorings to meld together. Enjoy!
PESTO AMERICANO DEVILED EGGS
6 hard boiled eggs, halved lengthwise
1/8 tsp. The Spice Works Black Truffle Oil
1 Tbs. Pesto (may need to add an additional 1/8 tsp.)
¼ tsp. white wine vinegar
¼ tsp. salt
1 Tbs. cream cheese, room temperature
2 Tbs. heavy cream
2 tsp. butter, room temperature
2 tsp. grated Romano cheese
1 ½ Tbs. chopped pecans
Place 6 eggs in a heavy sauce pan, add enough water to just cover the eggs, and bring to a boil for 3 minutes. Cover pan with a lid, turn off heat and allow to sit for 19 minutes. Crack and peel eggs under running water, then place eggs in a bowl with a paper towel to dry the eggs. Slice the eggs lengthwise, removing the yolks. Place the egg whites on a plate.
In a bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients with the yolks, until smooth, using a fork or the back of a spoon. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. Use a
½ tablespoon cookie scoop to fill the yolk mixture in the egg whites.
MEDITERRANEAN SPRING EGGS
6 hard boiled eggs, cut lengthwise, yolks removed
1 tsp. roasted red bell pepper, minced
½ tsp. capers, minced
2 Kalamata olives, minced
½ Tbs. artichoke hearts, minced
¼ tsp. basil paste
2 Tbs. pepperoni, minced
1 Tbs. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 Tbs. Rondele cheese spread
3 Tbs. heavy cream
1 Tbs. grated parmesan cheese
½ tsp. salt
Place the eggs in a heavy sauce pan, add enough cold water to just cover the eggs, and place on medium high heat, until the water comes to a boil. Allow to boil for 3 minutes, cover and remove from heat. Allow to remain covered for 19 minutes, then crack and peel eggs under cool running water. Place the eggs in a bowl with a paper towel to allow them to dry.
Cut the eggs in half, lengthwise, and remove the yolks to a bowl and place the whites on a plate. Mix the remaining ingredients with the yolks, using a folk or the back of a spoon, until smooth. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. ** Note: the basil, olives, capers and roasted bell pepper are all from a jar, and were preserved in an oil / vinegar based marinade.)
Use a ½ Tablespoon cookie scoop or a pastry bag with large piping tip, to place the yolk mixture in the egg whites. Enjoy!