Crab and dill devilled eggs

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PREP TIME

20 min

TOTAL TIME

30 min

Serves

6

Crab and dill devilled eggs

Photo, Erik Putz.

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


Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup crabmeat
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill , (plus a sprig of dill for topping)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • twist of slice lemon

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.
  • SCOOP yolks into a bowl then mash. Stir in mayo and Dijon. Stir in crabmeat, dill, lemon juice and lemon zest. Fill a piping bag or a small plastic freezer bag with yolk mixture, then cut off a corner. Pipe into egg whites. Top with a sprig of dill and a twist of sliced lemon.

How to fill a piping bag

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 151,
  • Protein
  • 7 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1 g,
  • Fat
  • 13 g,
  • Sodium
  • 155 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • vitamin B12

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.