Deviled eggs spiked with briny and crisp fried capers, parsley leaves, lemon juice, and extra-virgin olive oil.
How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs
1/3 cup capers, rinsed and drained
2 cups vegetable, peanut, or canola oil
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons juice and 1 teaspoon zest from 1 lemon
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves, plus more for garnish
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Place capers on a double layer of paper towels. Fold towels over and press firmly to dry capers thoroughly. In a medium pot, heat oil to 350°F as registered on an instant read thermometer. Carefully add capers and stand back (they will bubble and spit). Cook, stirring with a metal spider, until bubbling slows to a steady stream, about 30 seconds. Immediately remove capers from oil and transfer to paper towel-lined plate. Set aside.
Place all of the yolks in a medium bowl. Select 8 of the best looking egg white halves and set aside. Reserve the remaining 4 for another use. Add fried capers (reserving 16 as garnish), mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice and zest, olive oil, and parsley. Using a stiff whisk, mash and stir until well combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Transfer yolk filling to zipper-lock bag. Filling and egg white halves can be stored covered in the refrigerator up to overnight before filling and serving (lay egg white halves cut-side-down on a large plate and cover with plastic wrap). Fried caper garnish can be stored in a sealed container at room temperature (allow to cool completely before closing container). Cut off corner of zipper-lock bag and pipe filling mixture into egg white halves, overstuffing each hole. Garnish with fried capers and parsley. Drizzle with olive oil and serve immediately.
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 12g||15%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||11%|
|Total Carbohydrate 1g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 1g|
|Vitamin C 2mg||12%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|