Caesar Stuffed Eggs

December 2010
Caesar Stuffed Eggs

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"Ive never met a stuffed egg I didnt like. Although I didnt grow up with mayo in my diet, I make an exception for stuffed eggsits the one and only recipe Ill write with mayo as an ingredient. Ive created dozens of varieties over the years, but I guess Im best known for Caesar Stuffed Eggs. The key to a truly fantastic deviled egg is onion juice: You grate an onion over the yolks, rather than chop it and add it in."

Yield: 12

Ingredients
  • 12 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 2 teaspoons anchovy paste
  • A handful grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese
  • 1/2 small onion, grated
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons mayonnaise, just enough to bind
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 2 romaine lettuce leaves from the heart, finely chopped
Directions
  1. Cut the fat rounded ends off the eggs, scoop the yolks into a bowl and stand the hard-boiled egg whites upright in the egg carton. If you prefer to serve the eggs on a platter, trim a small piece of egg off the pointed ends so they will stand upright.
  2. Break the egg yolks up a little bit using a fork. Grate the garlic directly over the bowl, then add the anchovy paste, parmigiano-reggiano, onion, mayo, worcestershire, lemon juice, pepper and half of the finely chopped lettuce. Mash until smooth and check the seasonings.
  3. Fill the egg whites, overstuffing them a little. Garnish with the remaining finely chopped greens.
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