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There seems to be a lot of interest in deviled eggs. The Polish variety, Jajka Faszerowane, or stuffed eggs, are typically heart-stopping, but delicious. The lighter version first:
Regular stuffed eggs
8 hard boiled eggs, in shell
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 Tbsp finely chopped chives
1 Tbsp butter, plus more for frying
1/4 cup bread crumbs
Salt and pepper to taste
1. With a large, sharp knife, carefully cut eggs in half lengthwise. (Remember, they need to be hard boiled first) Discard any loose fragments around the shell. *Note: this step is a little tricky. Check out this video for a quick demo.
2. Use a spoon to scoop out both the egg white and yolk from the shell and set the shells aside. Chop the egg guts finely.
3. Prepare the filling by combining the hard boiled eggs, heavy cream, chives, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Fry the mixture in 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes. Cool slightly.
4. Stuff each shell with an equal amount of filling and press (open-side down) into a plate of bread crumbs.
5. Finish by frying the stuffed eggs in butter, bread crumbs side down, until golden brown.
6. Serve immediately.
Oh, and we probably don’t need to tell you this, but please don’t eat the shell. Just scoop it out with a small spoon. ;-)
Makes 12 Polish Stuffed Egg halves
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
6 large hard-cooked eggs, shelled and halved
8 ounces cooked ham, ground
4 tablespoons Polish honey cheese (slotki ser z miodem) or other mild cheese
4 tablespoons sour cream
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
Salt and black pepper
2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill or chives
1 cup fine dry bread crumbs
2 ounces (1/2 stick) melted butter
Remove yolks from egg halves and combine them with the rest of the ingredients, except the bread crumbs and melted butter. Mix well.
Heat broiler. Mound the mixture into the egg whites, smoothing with a knife. Place on a heatproof dish or pan. Sprinkle with bread crumbs, covering the filling and whites completely, and drizzle with melted butter.
Broil about 3 minutes or until bread crumbs are crisp and golden. Serve warm or at room temperature. Refrigerate leftovers.
Hammy stuffed eggs
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