I have an on going on-again-off-again relationship with eggs. Months can go by without my so much as wanting to touch one, and then the next week I’ll be all “ooh, eggs! Gimme gimme!” I’m a big believer in intuitive eating, so I’m happy to go along with my body’s variable feelings towards them. Recently, I have been staying with a few of my polish relatives, and eggs are a big thing for the Poles. Scrambled, fried, stuffed, in quiches or with salad – you name it, they’ve got it down. So of course there have been a lot of eggs for breakfasts, lunches and dinners whilst I’ve been here, and luckily, I’m on amiable terms with eggs at the moment (I had poached eggs with grilled tomatoes for lunch today – mmm).
For Easter, my auntie made ‘jajka faszerowane,’ which is really just the Polish version of devilled eggs. Only I shouldn’t say ‘just,’ because these devilled eggs are the la-dee-da, show-off-your-skills kind (cutting the boiled egg in half just-so takes some practice!). They make for tasty canapés, and they also look cool, which rates pretty highly in my book. Here’s the recipe, should you fancy some fancy eggs.
Polish Devilled Eggs
8 hard boiled eggs (still in their shell)
1/4 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp finely chopped chives
Oil for frying (I would use coconut oil, but my auntie used butter)
1/4 Cup bread crumbs
Salt and pepper to taste
With a large, sharp knife, carefully cut the hard boiled eggs in half lengthwise. Then, using a spoon, scoop out both the egg white and yolk from the shell and set the shells aside. Mash the whites and yolks with a fork.
Prepare the filling by combining the mashed eggs, sour cream, chives, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
Stuff each shell with an equal amount of filling and press the stuffed egg into a plate of bread crumbs.
Finish by frying the stuffed eggs in oil, bread crumbs side down, until golden brown.
PS Here are a few eggsellent (I know, I know, but sometimes I can’t help myself!) links:
- A vegan version of devilled eggs I’d be curious to try one day
- A debate on the ethics of eating eggs
- Are eggs healthy?