Sometimes party food (especially on game day) can lack a little protein. Don’t let that be the case at YOUR party! I think deviled eggs are disgusting, but it was on Chris’ “must have” list at the Friendsgiving a couple months ago. So we all took part in making homemade mayo (which I had never been successful at) and making those little devils happen. I have to admit….I had so many of these things. They were amazing! Addicting! That means make a double batch.
Side note: I have tried homemade mayo several times with disastrous results! Meaning: all over the cupboard from trying to drip the oil so slow that it shoots out the top of the processer! I swore off homemade mayo especially because I don’t even like it! However, this was the easiest thing ever and turned out amazing! Thanks to Nom Nom Paleo! The cookbook is amazing and should be a staple for everyone! Normally, I do my own take on people’s food because everyone has their own set of preferences, but these are perfect the way they are, and if I were you, I would not change a thing!
- 1 cup avocado oil
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp water
Put everything in the bottom of an immersion blender cup, putting the oil in last. Place the immersion blender in the bottom and pulse. As it starts to emulsify, start to lift and tilt the head as the mayo forms. Season with salt to taste.
- 12 hard boiled eggs
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup crispy bacon pieces (aka lardons)
Mix the egg yolks with the mayo, then add the green onion, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper. Scoop the mixture into the egg whites and top with crispy bacon pieces! To me, the bacon is essential. I think it breaks up the soft mushy texture that I don’t appreciate from a deviled egg and adds just the right kick of flavor.