Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
I've had this recipe,from Food & Drink magazine (the best of) in my pile of recipes to try for ages - now why didn't I make it sooner? I've included tips for making perfect hard boiled eggs! For best results, read the directions one day ahead.
- 6 eggs
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger puree
- 1⁄3 cup mayonnaise
- Eggs that are a few days old are best for hard boiling as fresh eggs are impossible to peel cleanly; test your eggs by placing in a pan of cold water - a newly laid egg will lay flat on the bottom, an older egg will tilt up slightly.
- The night before cooking the eggs, store them on their side in their container to centre the yolks.
- Place the eggs in a pan roomy enough to hold them without crowding; cover with COLD water to cover by at least an inch.
- Over high heat, heat water & eggs until just fully boiling.
- Remove saucepan from the heat & cover tightly; if eggs are boiled or overcooked, the yolks will be hard or turn an unattractive greenish-gray.
- Let the eggs stand in the boiling water for exactly 15 minutes; pour off the water & run the eggs under the cold water tap to stop the eggs from cooking any further and make them easier to peel.
- Gently tap the the large end of the shell against a flat surface; under cold running water, gently peel off pieces of shell, beginning at the large end.
- Cut the eggs in half horizontally & remove the yolks to a small bowl; add the remaining ingredients plus salt & pepper to taste and mix well.
- Using a piping bag or a small spoon, fill the white part of the egg with the yolk mixture; garnish with a small sprig of chervil or coriander.