There’s nothing, in my opinion, quite as nostalgically comforting and quintessentially springtime as deviled eggs. And just because big Easter Egg Hunts are canceled this year, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on this beloved dish. With this batch, I decided to “Tiffany-it-up”, as my spouse calls it, by utilizing duck eggs and adding in a few generous squirts of Sriracha. No need to get all extra though, unless you just really want to, as even the most basic mayo/yolk recipe is absolutely delectable.
2 to 4 duck eggs
1/4 cup mayo, or to taste
1 tbsp spicy brown mustard, or to taste
1 tbsp Sriracha, or to taste
salt and generous amount of black pepper
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro, optional
1 tsp rice vinegar, optional
In a medium sized pot add the duck eggs and vinegar then cover the eggs fully with room temperature water. Bring up to a boil over high flame. Once boiling, cover the pot with a lid and turn off the flame. Allow to rest at least 10 minutes.
Remove the eggs and place in a bowl of ice water. Rest until completely cooled. Crack the egg shells and add back into the bowl of water and rest a couple minutes longer. Peel back a small section of the eggshell and slide a small spoon under the shell to help release it from the egg. Continue until all shells are removed, rinsing the eggs off as needed.
Place the eggs on a towel to dry slightly. Carefully slice the eggs in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks from the egg whites and transfer the yolks to a mixing bowl. Set the halved eggs aside. To the mixing bowl add the mayo, mustard, Sriracha, salt and pepper. Using a fork, mash the egg yolk with the other ingredients until well combined and smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.
Spoon the yolk mixture back into the egg whites. Top with an additional dollop of Sriracha and fresh cilantro, if using. Serve immediately.
Note: duck eggshells are very thick and so more force to crack them is required compared to chicken eggs; when prepping the duck egg yolks, you may note a thin membrane around the yolk and so you can discard this if you see it, if desired. I only found one membrane worth removing, however, while prepping 4 hard boiled duck eggs so you may notice nothing at all.
Variation: have an ugly egg or two after removing the shells? Chop the whole egg up, add a bit of mayo, and turn ugly into a delicious egg salad that is excellent on toast for breakfast, and get all extra with this too, if you like, by adding in diced pickled cucumber, pimentos, or jalapeno.