Devilled eggs

Fork Devilled eggs

Cooking time: 7

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 7 minutes

Serves: 6


Devilled eggs or eggs mimosa are hard-boiled eggs, shelled, cut in half and filled with the hard-boiled egg’s yolk mixed with other ingredients. Arranged on a bed of salad leaves these make great nibbles with drinks or as party food.


  • 12 large Bird Bros eggs
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp snipped fresh chives
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • A dash of tabasco
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper or paprika
  • Salad leaves to serve


  1. Place the eggs in a medium pan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil over a moderate heat, then boil for 7 minutes. Remove the eggs from the heat, drain and rinse in cold water.

  2. Tap the shells all over, then peel. Rinse the eggs then cut each in half lengthways.

  3. Carefully shake the egg yolks out of the whites into a bowl - save the whites.

  4. Mash the egg yolks with mayonnaise, chives, mustard and add tabasco, salt and pepper to taste. You can also sprinkle over paprika if you wish. Heap the egg yolk mix into the egg whites.

  5. Take a large plate and arrange the lettuce or watercress over it, nestle the devilled eggs on the bed of watercress and serve. If not serving straight away, loosely cover with clear film and chill until ready to serve.

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