Deviled Eggs and Cucumber Cups
These make-ahead appetizers are filled with a mixture of chopped eggs, Dijon mustard, sour cream, and red pepper sauce.
Yield: 12 egg cups and 18 cucumber cups. Prep 30 mins
- 12 large hard-cooked eggs, peeled
- 1/4 cup finely chopped celery with leaves
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped cornichons or sour pickles
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons dairy sour cream
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper sauce
- 1 large English (seedless) cucumber, at least 18 inches long
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives, for garnish
- 3/4 teaspoon poppy seeds or black mustard seeds, for garnish
1. Cut a small piece from the pointed end of each hard-cooked egg. Cut one third off the rounded end of egg, then carefully remove the yolk, reserving egg white pieces. Arrange egg cups on a large jelly-roll pan lined with foil. Coarsely chop yolks and egg white pieces; transfer to a large bowl. Stir in celery, cornichons, mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, salt and red pepper sauce.
2. For the cucumber cups, with vegetable peeler, remove 1-inch-wide strips lengthwise down cucumber. Cut cucumber crosswise into 3/4-inch-thick pieces. Using the tip of a small spoon or melon baller, remove the cucumber flesh from each cucumber piece, being careful not to cut through the other side. Finely chop the cucumber flesh, drain on paper towels then transfer to bowl with egg filling. Rinse onion in a small strainer under cold water. Drain and stir into egg filling.
3. Transfer cucumber cups to pan with egg cups. Fill a plastic storage bag with egg filling and pipe into egg whites and cucumber cups. Arrange eggs and cucumbers on a serving plate. Sprinkle tops with chives and poppy seeds, if desired.
TipSpeedy Piping Bag:
- Heres a fuss-free way to make stuffed deviled eggs or cucumber cups: Spoon the filling into a large plastic storage bag; twist bag at opening. Snip one corner and squeeze.
NoteNutrition facts per egg cup:
- 50 calories, 3 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 86 mg cholesterol, 146 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrates, 5 g protein, 0 g fiber.
NoteNutrition facts per cucumber cup:
- 38 calories, 3 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 86 mg cholesterol, 91 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein, 0 g fiber