Friday, 3 January 2014

Curried Eggs

Here's a blast from the past! Curried eggs (or Devilled eggs) are a bit of a retro party food, but they totally fit the bill when I was thinking of a quick-to-make plate to take to a family BBQ the other day. I saw a recipe for them in a food magazine the other day and figured they would be easy enough to adapt  to create a clean recipe - simply use 'clean' mayonnaise and the job is done!



There are loads of clean mayonnaise recipes available, and I used one from 1fitnation (http://1fitnation.com/clean-eating-mayonnaise/) but you may be able to find some at farmers markets or in supermarkets like Huckleberry Farm if you would like a pre-prepared one, or you can use or search for your own favorite recipe. They are all essentially a variation on a theme anyway - eggs, oil, an acidic element, and seasoning. These little morsels are gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, nut-free, soy-free, and sugar free. They are really easy to make and can be made in just about as much time as it takes to boil an egg (literally!).

Curried Eggs

(Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, sugar-free)

Ingredients:
6 eggs
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp curry powder (you can buy clean ones easily from the supermarket or make up your own blend)
salt and pepper to taste
a handful of parsley, finely chopped

Directions:
1. Begin by hard boiling your eggs. Heat a pot of boiling water over a medium heat. Add the eggs and boil for 10 minutes.
2. Drain the water from the eggs and allow to cool enough so that you can touch them to peel them (you can pop them in the fridge to speed up this process if you are in a hurry)
3. Peel the eggs, then cut in half lengthways.
4. Remove the yolks from each half of the egg and place yolks in a small bowl.
5. In a small frying pan, heat the curry powder over a low heat until the scent is released.
6. To the yolks, add the mayonnaise, the curry powder and the salt and pepper. Mix all ingredients well.
7. Pipe or spoon the yolk mixture back into the whites. Sprinkle the parsley over the top for garnish

Note: If you like parsley you can add it to the yolk mixture before you pipe it - my hubby isn't the biggest fan of the herb, so I put it on top so that he could take it off if need be! But if I was making them for myself I would mix it in

Enjoy!

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