Last Days of Summer

The end of summer is always bittersweet. The days get shorter, darkness settles in earlier by the day, and with the conclusion of Labor Day we say goodbye to barbeques, outdoor festivities, and lazy summer days. Before the warm weather bids adieu completely, indulge in a few end of summer foods, including these herbed deviled eggs a la Martha Stewart. A summer evening isn't complete without this quintessential American hors d'oeuvre.Herbed Deviled Eggs
Ingredients

Makes 1 dozen
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, plus sprigs and leaves for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh chives, plus snipped chives for garnish

Directions

  1. Prepare an ice-water bath. Put eggs in a medium saucepan. Cover with water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook, gently stirring as water begins to boil, 2 minutes. Cover, and remove from heat. Let stand 10 minutes. Transfer to the ice-water bath to cool.
  2. Peel eggs; halve lengthwise. Reserve 4 of the egg-white halves for another use. Pass yolks through sieve into a medium bowl using the back of a spoon. Stir in mayonnaise, mustard, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in herbs.
  3. Transfer yolk mixture to a pastry bag fitted with an open-star tip (such as Ateco #825). Pipe mixture into whites, filling to 1/2 inch over surface. Garnish with herbs. Eggs can be refrigerated in an airtight container, up to 3 hours.
image+recipe/marthastewart

2 comments

Carol said...

yum!!!

Sara Christine said...

I have a rather disgusting obsession with deviled eggs. We only have them around Thanksgiving and Christmas so I get VERY excited. This recipe looks delicious! :)