Deviled Eggs with Lemon Zest, Chives and Capers

Deviled Eggs with Lemon Zest, Chives and Capers is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 4.
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6

Ever-popular deviled eggs have many variations. Sometimes, as in the French classic oeufs mimosas, the yolks are simply mashed with Dijon mustard and seasoned with salt and pepper. Here, a heady mix of shallots, chives, capers and lemon zest are added to the yolks along with the mustard. 

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs 
  • 1 Tbs. Dijon mustard 
  • 1 Tbs. mayonnaise 
  • 1/2 tsp. salt 
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper 
  • 2 Tbs. minced fresh chives 
  • 1 tsp. minced shallots 
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. capers, rinsed, drained, patted dry and coarsely chopped 
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon zest 

Directions:

Place the eggs in a large saucepan and add cold water to cover by 1 to 1 1/2 inches. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. When the water reaches a boil, remove the pan from the heat, cover and let stand for 20 minutes.

Using a slotted spoon, remove the eggs from the pan. Pour off the hot water and fill the pan with cold water. Return the eggs to the pan and let cool for 5 minutes. Remove the eggs and peel them under cold running water.

Cut the eggs in half lengthwise. Carefully remove the yolks and place in a bowl. Set the whites aside. Add the mustard, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, chives, shallots, capers and lemon zest to the yolks. Using a fork, mash together until the yolk mixture is smooth and fluffy.

Spoon 1 heaping teaspoonful of the yolk mixture into the cavity of each egg-white half, mounding it slightly. Arrange the deviled eggs on a plate. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours. Serves 4 to 6.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Essentials of Breakfast and Brunch, by Georgeanne Brennan, Elinor Klivans, Jordan Mackay and Charles Pierce (Oxmoor House, 2007).

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yummy I read some reviews complaining that these were too salty and was glad for someone who advised following the directions to rinse the capers. I also omitted all the added salt, which I usually try to do anyway, and just sprinkled salt directly on the egg whites instead before fIllinois them. The result was fantastic! This will definitely be a recipe to make again soon.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The Incredible Inedible Eggs This is so salty that I couldn't eat it, and I didn't even have as many capers on hand as the recipe calls for! I was so disappointed, since I'd made a triple batch for a party. Even cutting the amount of salt the recipe calls for in half would probably be too much. I did rinse and dry my capers, btw. I salvaged the dish by chopping up the eggs and adding them to potato salad (made from scratch), and it was still very salty. Next time I'll omit the salt entirely, and add to taste in order to determine what really complements the flavors.
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best ever eggs these eggs are a huge hit! i've made a lot of deviled eggs of different types and these win everytime. guests rave about how good they are and there's not a single egg left. You may have to be a little cautious with salt but that's only if you dont' rinse and drain the capers first like the instructions say to do. Delish...must make!
Date published: 2015-03-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from way too salty This was uneatable as the salt is the only thing you taste. If I ever made these again I would not add any salt as the capers are also salty.
Date published: 2012-02-06
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