What I Did with the Eggs

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First, I made Ina's Apple Cake Tatin:


I'd made it once before, and I know I liked it then, but I didn't like it this time. I don't know why, I just didn't like it. I'm fickle like that. I even put whipped cream on it but I still didn't like it. Oh well. What's next.


Hard-boiled eggs. Thank you for all of the eggy suggestions the other day! There were so many delicious-sounding suggestions, but Lauren's, for pan-seared deviled eggs, was so intriguing I had to try it. I love deviled eggs. If deviled eggs are at the party, there will be trouble, as I will stand next to the hors d'oeuvre table and sneak deviled eggs until they're gone. And then I'll go home. This will happen with crab cakes, too. Those mini-crab cakes they sometimes serve at weddings. I will risk embarrassing myself for crab cakes, no problem. I don't care. Let me at 'em. Apparently, there are some people who do not like deviled eggs, but I think that's one of those crazy stories people tell you just to make you think the world is falling apart because it cannot be true.


These are Pan-Crisped Deviled Eggs on French Lettuces (or just "some kind of greens," in our case) from Lynn Rossetto Kasper's (of NPR's The Splendid Table) book How to Eat Supper: Recipes, Stories, and Opinions from Public Radio's Award-Winning Food Show. The recipe can be found in the right-hand column of this article about the book. I must tell you that they were amazing. After filling the little devils, you fry them up in a bit of olive oil (extra light for me — and if you use a non-stick pan, you can go with just one tablespoon of it, instead of the two to three she calls for, I would say). You mix the remaining filling with a little more mustard, oil, and vinegar, and toss that dressing with the greens. We had some French bread that I decided not to toast and just to butter. And all of this for Saturday lunch was really delicious. I might warn you against sampling any of the deviled eggs before they have been pan seared — a few of these really seemed to go a long way, taste-wise. So this was the first time in my life I 1) sat down while eating deviled eggs and 2) left the remaining ones for someone else. Who hadn't eaten four of them while preparing the lunch.


What can I say. They were halved, you know?


The pics of the eggs are pretty I guess but I'm here to tell you there's no way on this good earth that i'd be able to put those in my mouth. yep. i hate eggs. well, not all eggs; scrambled is fine. but the yolk separated from the white? no way. and cold? double no way. i'm just sayin'. ewwww.
like your blog though.

Did you follow the recipe for boiling the eggs. It's funny that when I hard boil store eggs they turn out perfect but when I hard boil our farm eggs they can turn out really weird. Maybe it has to do with the shell depth but sometimes they cook perfect but other times the white is so soft and well pretty gross. It's disappointing because I prefer the yellow part of the farm eggs. It is bursting with flavor. I'm just curious if there is a special recipe to boil farm eggs.

That sounds gooood (with extra Os).

The deviled eggs sound delicious. I adore deviled eggs, and could probably polish of a dozen of them on my own (that's just six eggs). I will surreptitiously watch the table and keep adding them to my plate if no one else seems to be rushing, because they really shouldn't sit, should they.

Yay! I'm so glad you liked them (and they're rich, for sure). We didn't get to make any this weekend, but a weeknight supper like this wouldn't go amiss. Thanks for the shout-out too!

That looks REALLY good. I'll have to try that out once my letuce crop comes up!

WOW! That looks fantastic! Can't wait to make and share.

Also, I've been wondering now that the summer is over... how did the summer reading go?

I am nuts for deviled eggs, so I will give these a try and plan to eat most of them myself.

What did you do about the vinegar in that recipe? I happen to like it, but I know you don't. Well at least I think that showed up on your list of foods you do not like.

Yum! I also am horridly sneaky about the deviled eggs. And I passed that dormant trait on to my daughter--LOL! Now we fight over them...I'll have to try these :) Thanks for the link.

BTW, I forgot to say how much I love those beautiful eggs!

Oh gosh - my mom is here visiting and a few days ago she's like, "What would you like to have for dinner?" and I'm all "deviled eggs." I had this random craving. So we made deviled eggs. YUM.

Oh my gosh that sounds soooo good! I LOVE deviled eggs! So much so that I actually had them at my wedding reception. However, someone there must have liked them even more than I, because I never even got one! :)

Urgh! I hate deviled eggs!

Oh my gosh... My boyfriend will fall in love with me all over again if I make him these. I made him plain deviled eggs yesterday and he ate all six of them....

We had those green dishes when I was growing up. I think my mom still has the whole set.

Janet in Fort Worth says: September 03, 2008 at 10:30 AM

As if those gorgeous egg pictures weren't enough!

My brother and I used to fight over the deviled eggs at every family gathering. The seared deviled eggs look fantastic. They'd go great WITH crab cakes, wouldn't they?

Oh, yum. These look SO good. Another one I'll have to try out!!

Alicia, I have to confess, I don't like deviled eggs. But those are absolutely gorgeous, and if I was in the same room as them, I would have to try one.

well, i knew i liked you, but now that you've revealed your penchant for deviled eggs its all tied up! deviled eggs are the best and those look even yummier! off to look at the recipe now and since no one in my house will fess up to secretly liking deviled eggs, i'll have to eat them all (darn.) xo
p.s the ornaments are a wonderful idea and i would buy a kit because those look like something that my sewing skills (read zippo, zero, zilcho) could handle.

Those halved eggs look incredible! YUMMY!

No deviled eggs for me please, unless I make them myself using yoghurt or sour cream for the dreaded mayo.

Pan searing is a new one for me tho...sumthin to try!

I'm so glad someone's tried this recipe. I saw it and thought, hmmm...

Another good one is Rachel Ray's Caesar Stuffed eggs. As she would say, yum-o!

Thanks for all you do, Alicia!

I love deviled eggs, so delicious! I will have to try these, and also ones i saw made on food network by the "neely's" they deep fried them! They looked horribly bad for you delicous!

I really like the idea of frying them. That is pure genius!

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About Alicia Paulson


My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at aliciapaulson.com