When we go out for breakfast I will—if it is on the menu—get Eggs Benedict—soft poached egg, on top of a slice of Canadian bacon, over a toasted English muffin half, smothered in Hollandaise sauce. This is my comfort breakfast. My father did not cook a lot, but his making the sauce for this dish is a fond childhood memory.
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Wife Jan is interviewing job applicants over the next two weeks. The university will only cater groups of 10 and there will only be five for breakfast during the interviews. Jan asked me to cater the sessions—deviled eggs, a baked good, and fruit salad. Today, I decided to go a bit Italian.
I was making French toast for Jan’s breakfast. My wife never eats an egg as well when she has French toast, but I wanted one. I suddenly remembered her family recipe for One-eyed Jacks and I wondered, why not make it with French toast? Of course that would make it a One-eyed Jacques.
Timing is always a challenge when making a large meal, so an appetizer or three is always a good idea to keep the hordes at bay. I had boiled some eggs for Jan’s Ethno Breakfast and I had a few left over. I am making a festival meal for one of one of Jan’s Chinese students, so I thought I would do a variation of the deviled eggs I made for her event. For Chinese guests, the more dishes you serve the higher respect you are showing.
I made some deviled eggs for Jan’s Ethno Breakfast—a local (Bay Area) meeting of corporate ethnologists. We had some leftover smoked trout and I thought I would experiment with it, in case Jan asked me to make another dish for the next event. Plain deviled eggs are an infinite canvas for creative new dishes.
Adapted from a Serious Eats Recipe
When I was looking for recipes for Mother’s Day and Miriam’s birthday, Miriam sent me this one. This turned out to be a fairly tricky recipe with several structural problems. Scooping out the right amount of space was very difficult. All of the eggs over flowed their avocado containers making a mess of the pan. The eggs also came out tough and leathery.
My mother, Claudia’s recipe for deviled eggs was fairly standard for the Fifties. My wife, Jan, is very unadventurous when it comes to deviled eggs—a little mayo, raw green onion, a bit of pepper & salt, and she won’t kick if I top it with a sprinkle of paprika. When I am making deviled eggs just for myself—if she is away on a trip or something—I like to push the boundaries.
My mother, Claudia’s recipe for deviled eggs was fairly standard for the Fifties. This is mostly a Southern (US) recipe. If you went to any church potluck back then, someone would bring these deviled eggs. Everyone’s home recipe was virtually identical, so they almost always tasted the same. Continue reading