[center][b]Guac-Deviled Eggs[/b] [/center]
So I was walking through Wal-Mart the other day when I stumbled into a whole aisle that appeared to have been stocked by the decorating committee of my 8th grade gradation ceremony: pastel, pastel, as far as the eye could see.
(Hey, the ceremony could've been worse. I think the second choice was a Miami Vice theme. And I hate wearing shoes without socks.)
Turns out it was the Easter aisle, which I presume to mean that the holiday will be coming up soon. Then again, the Christmas decorations start to appear about September, so maybe Easter is a few months away.
Heck, I don't know. Never understood the holiday anyway. I mean, I know the Christian origins, but I've never grasped how that turned into a time when a giant anthropomorphic rabbit sneaks into our yards and gives our kids' diabetes.
No, no, don't even try to explain it to me. I don't even care anymore.
I'm making my own eggs for Big Scary Rabbit Day this year. A reader passed the basic template of this recipe on to me and I'm passing my version on to you. It's sort of a "Paleo-ish" rendering of deviled eggs. I like it because it's full of healthy fats and it makes the yolk-deniers choke on their rice cakes when they see you bite into one.
Check it out!
[center][b]Guac-Deviled Eggs [/b][/center]
4 omega-3 eggs, hard boiled
1 avocado, a little on the soft side is best
2 teaspoons of your favorite hot sauce
1 teaspoon lime juice, or a good squeeze
natural pink sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Boil some eggs. Remember, if the yolks are green or gray, you've overcooked them. Be careful next time, ya fire-happy Neanderthal.
Cut eggs in half and carefully pop out the yolks. Place in a bowl.
Toss in the avocado (you may want to dice it first) and mash together with the yolks. A potato masher or even just a fork will do the trick.
Add hot sauce (Tabasco, Tiger Sauce, etc.), lime juice, salt, and pepper. Stir.
Refill eggs with mixture and hit them with a dash of paprika. Try not to think of baby shit, and enjoy!
Options: Endless, as always. Go crazy with the dried or fresh herbs. Cilantro is very nice. I'll also add a finely diced chipotle (canned smoked jalapeno in adobe sauce) if I want some kick. Garlic is cool too.
So, stay out of your kiddo's Easter basket and try these instead. And if you see a Big Scary Rabbit, remember that thems good eatin'!
[As always, post your pics and creative variations below. First one to do this with an ostrich egg gets 1000 imaginary Shugart points!]