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Do-It-Yourself-Deviled Eggs

July 25, 2009

1 hard-cooked egg*
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 to 2 teaspoons sliced green onions
Your choice of seasonings to taste (use very small amounts to begin with and taste before adding more)
Options: Curry powder, Asian sesame oil, soy sauce, fish sauce, hot sauce, mustard, smoked paprika, chutney, garlic, cheese, lemon or lime, etc.
1 teaspoon chopped fresh herbs (such as cilantro, parsley, dill, tarragon, basil)
Salt and pepper to taste

Peel the egg. Slice the egg in half lengthwise. Gently scoop out the egg yolk and place in a small bowl. Reserve the egg whites. Mash the yolk using a fork until finely crumbled. Stir in the mayonnaise until blended. Stir in the green onions.

Stir in any seasonings to taste, if desired.

Stir in any fresh herbs if desired. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Spoon the egg yolk mixture back into the egg whites.

Serves 1

*To hard-cook the egg, place the egg in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. When the water is just starting to boil, turn down the heat until small bubbles form and boil gently for 9 minutes. Immediately place the egg in ice water or very cold water and let sit until cold.