- 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.
- SCOOP yolks into a bowl then mash. Stir in mayo, Dijon, chives and pepper. Fill a piping bag or a small plastic freezer bag with yolk mixture, then cut off a corner. Pipe into egg whites. Sprinkle with paprika and top with bacon.
- The fresher the eggs, the more difficult they are to peel, so choose the slightly older eggs in your refrigerator.
- 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.
- After draining and cooling eggs, gently crack them all over and keep them soaking in cold water, then start peeling from the large end.
- For smooth, clean edges, use a sharp knife to cut eggs in half. Avoid serrated knives.
- 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.
Protein 7 g
Carbohydrates 1 g
Fat 13 g
Sodium 155 mg
Excellent source of vitamin B12
How to fill a piping bag