Rich Deviled Eggs
When it comes to this iconic appetizer, the devil is in the details: The eggs cook for exactly eight minutes, and then a food processor is used to whirl butter into the yolks for extra pilllowy creaminess. Once you've cracked the technique with the original version, venture out of your shell with three delicious variations.
Smoked Trout: Blend the yolks with 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup flaked smoked trout, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, and 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Garnish with minced chives.
Pesto: Blend the yolks with 1/4 cup pesto, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, and 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Spoon on a little more pesto before serving.
Spiced Hummus: Blend the yolks with 1/3 cup hummus, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce. Season with kosher salt. Sprinkle with za'atar and sprouts to serve.