Avocado devilled eggs

Prep 20 min
Total 30 min
Serves 6

With one simple base and some imaginative add-ins and garnishes, there are infinite ways to trick out these retro bites.

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Ingredients

6
1/4 cup
mashed avocado
1 tbsp
3/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
sliced mini cucumber
black sesame seeds

Instructions

  • PLACE eggs in a single layer in a pot and add enough cold water to cover by 1 in. Boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 min. Immediately drain and rinse with cold running water to cool eggs completely. Peel eggs, then cut each in half lengthwise.
  • DISCARD yolks. Stir mashed avocados, lime juice, wasabi paste and salt. Fill a piping bag or a small plastic freezer bag with yolk mixture, then cut off a corner. Pipe into egg whites. Top with cucumber, cilantro and sesame seeds.

Preparation tips: 

  1. The fresher the eggs, the more difficult they are to peel, so choose the slightly older eggs in your refrigerator.
  2. To prevent a dark green ring from forming around the yolks, cool the eggs rapidly in running cold water as soon as they’re finished cooking.
  3. After draining and cooling eggs, gently crack them all over and keep them soaking in cold water, then start peeling from the large end.
  4. For smooth, clean edges, use a sharp knife to cut eggs in half. Avoid serrated knives.
  5. Use a whisk to mash yolks or put them through a sieve to keep them light and velvety. A piping bag fitted with a star tip will give your yolks a swirly, elegant finish.

Nutrition

Calories 151
Protein 7 g
Carbohydrates 1 g
Fat 13 g
Sodium 155 mg
Excellent source of vitamin B12
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How to fill a piping bag

Issue: January 2017

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Photo credit: Photo, Erik Putz.

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