Friday, July 14, 2017

Deviled pickled eggs ピクルドデビルドエッグ

When my wife made pickled eggs, she wanted to see how they would taste made them into deviled eggs. The egg yolk of the pickled egg was different from the consistency of regular hard boiled egg; it was fairly dense and we weren't sure how much we liked them. This is the pickled deviled egg shown below.


Since the pickled egg had a lot of flavor she thought the egg yolk filling should be fairly simple so she made it in a most classic way.


The stuffing was much more flavorful and also had a nicer consistency then the plain pickled egg yolk. The brown color of the egg white came from spices (cinnamon sticks and star anise) used in the pickling medium. We really like this rendition of deviled eggs.


Since we weren't sure if we would like this she made with only one pickled egg.

Ingredients:
1 pickled egg
1tsp. mayonnaise
1tsp. greek yogurt
1/2 tsp. mustard
1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/8 tsp. onion powder

Directions:
Remove the yolk from the pickled egg and smashed with a fork. Add all the other ingredients and mix until a creamy consistency is reached and all the ingredients are blended in. Put the egg yolk mixture back into the egg white. 

This was very good. The egg yolk had absorbed some of the flavor from the pickling medium and this really added a pleasing taste element to the the deviled egg.  I couldn't help but ask "is it worthwhile to take the time and effort to make pickled eggs and then make deviled eggs from them?" But I do have to say the end result is probably one of the best deviled eggs I've ever eaten. From a practical view point the pickling process makes the eggs last longer. So, if we make a portion of it to deviled eggs, this may be worthwhile.

Diversion alert: A few days ago wife noticed that a frog had moved into the small fountain in our backyard. She identified it as an American Bullfrog mostly through the sound it made. (Although I did not hear it, my wife heard low rumbling croaks). Reportedly, Bullfrogs prefer large bodies of water. Our little fountain certainly didn't fit that description. We named him "millennial" since he had just moved into the bullfrog equivalent of a micro-apartment (about 10-15 gallon of water under our fountain). For several days he came out to sit on his front door step near the fountain (see below) to croak occasionally. We saw him jump back into the fountain through a small gap at the edge of the flat rock we use to cover the access to the pump. I appears that he moved out few days later. We thought maybe prospective mates were not enchanted with the micro apartment he had chosen. Or maybe it was the school district. 


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