The weather here has finally begun to warm up and it's actually beginning to feel a bit more like summer. Last month the heater popped on once or twice which had me wondering if it was going to feel like March forever.
When it does heat up outside, I'm less inclined to get up in the morning to cook, preferring instead "prepared" food. This morning this took the form of deviled eggs which I put together last night. They were incredibly easy to make and a delicious start to the day.
6 hard boiled eggs, shells removed
2-3 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp sliced chives
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp anchovy paste
1/2 tsp prepared mustard
1/4 tsp lemon pepper
salt, to taste, if needed
extra sliced chives and smoked paprika, for garnish
Cut the eggs in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks and place them into a small bowl.
To the yolks add two tablespoons of mayonnaise (to start), chives, paprika, anchovy paste, mustard and lemon pepper. Mash everything together with a fork until well blended.
If the mixture seems too dry, then add more mayonnaise until you get a consistency you like.
Taste and add salt if necessary. The anchovy paste usually provides enough salt.
Divide the deviled yolk mixture evenly between the egg whites by dropping it into the cavities left by the egg yolks.
Garnish with chopped chives and a small sprinkling of smoked paprika, if desired.