Deviled eggs with bacon

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
6 larges Eggs; hard-boiled and shelled
¼ cup Minced celery
2 tablespoons Minced shallot; (I use onion)
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
½ teaspoon Red wine vinegar; (up to 1)
Ground red; (cayenne) pepper
2 tablespoons (or as needed) mayonnaise; preferably homemade (Cains)
12 Very small parsley leaves
1 tablespoon Finely chopped crisp-cooked bacon

Comp: Cuisine Magazine Recipe has been added to.

Makes 12 halves

Slice the eggs lengthwise in half, using sharp straight-edge stainless steel knife and making one clean cut; wipe blade in between cuts to keep whites clean of yolk. Carefully separate yolks from whites, placing yolks in a medium bowl as you work. Place whites on a plate; let stand, loosely covered with dampened paper toweling, then with plastic wrap, at room temperature until ready to fill.

Mash yolks with fork until crumbly, add mayonnaise and mash together; fold in celery, shallot, mustard, and vinegar, salt and pepper to taste. Let mixture set at room temperature for about one hour or so to let flavors blend.

Fill whites and tuck the parsley leaves into the side of each egg half.

Cover the deviled eggs and put in refrigerator until ready to serve. Just before serving cook bacon and sprinkle on top of each egg. (You can do this and then refrigerate. The bacon will be somewhat soggy. The eggs will still be yummy!)

The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

Put eggs in a pan of cold water. Bring to a boil. When water boils, cook for 12 minutes. Remove eggs, drain hot water and cool under cold-running water. When cold; shell immediately.

HINT: Use a Brookstone egg timer. When it says "Hard Boiled", it is. Cool to the touch then peel immediately.

Posted to Bakery-Shoppe Digest V1 #471 by "Mike England" <englandm@...> on Dec 27, 97

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