Um, I just need to forewarn you that these are highly addictive! And they are super quick and easy to make, which is always a plus in anyone's kitchen! If you're as much of a fan as I am with classic deviled eggs, these are even better with a twist! We got some Korean ingredients in there! That's right, kimchi city here we come! ;)
At first I found the combination of ingredients to be somewhat ghastly! Mayo and mustard with kimchi?! Eeeeek! But after creating these deviled eggs, I found them to be scrumptiously delicious! This is perfect for a brunch, a cocktail party, or just getting together for a casual night in with some friends. It packs a serious punch in your mouth, definitely a Korean party going on in there. Ha ha! Seriously, where's the soju?
Kimchi Deviled Eggs
Makes 14 deviled eggs
7 large eggs
2 generous tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons yellow mustard
1/4 teaspoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon gochujang
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/4 cup kimchi, roughly chopped
Diced chives and black sesame seeds for garnish
Boil the eggs in a small pot for approx. 6-7 minutes. Remove eggs from pot and slowly pour out the hot water. Put eggs back in the pot and fill it with cold water, covering the eggs for about a minute or two.
I have a fun trick to help speed up peeling your eggs. Put one egg in a small glass cup and fill it with water. Shake vigorously up and down and NOT from side to side with one hand holding the cup while the other covers the opening. If you shook correctly, your egg should peel like an orange, very easily and in a circular way.
After peeling, cut eggs in half and scoop out the yolk with a small spoon. Place all the yolk in a bowl and mash them. Then add mayo, mustard, vinegar, gochujang, and sesame oil and mix very well. This will be your filling for the eggs.
Put filling in a piping bag with a fitted tip. Press the bag with your hands to push all of it to the end corner. Make sure to press any air out of the top before you start.
Pipe the filling into each half-sliced egg, until there’s a nice mound over the top. If you’re not feeling up for piping, you can as an alternative, scoop the filling out with a small spoon.
Garnish each deviled egg with kimchi, black sesame seeds and chives. Serve immediately.
My only suggestion for this recipe is to NOT to try and substitute the sesame oil with any other kind (olive, vegetable, etc.) The secret with sesame oil is even a tiny dollop can bring so much flavor, and it is a key ingredient to bring all the other components together. I want to do a blog post on some 'Americanized' kimchi sides, sesame oil yet again, being the main ingredient.
I've been on a Korean kick lately! I'd love to keep posting various Korean dishes, infusing other types of cuisines; American, Mexican, Italian, etc. Stay tuned! Next week's food post will be killer good! I can't wait! Now if you'll excuse me, I have some major eating to attend to!
::Foodie lover at ♥::
Love & xx's,
maQ + suz