Buffalo Chicken Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs have to be by far my favorite appetizers to make. If you are wondering I put mustard, lots of mustard in them. However, once in awhile I get a hankering to try something different.

I had a friend when we lived in Germany who also attended the same school as I did that made an avocado deviled egg which got me thinking what other types could I create? Now the thing with deviled eggs that you must remember the shell has to be able to hold whatever you put in it within reason. It is typically a one bite appetizer at most two. And personally it should have a unique or defined flavor. If you are like me themed foods are fun. Now think of food items you usually have in front of a sports game or eat at a sport bar and you get the typical chicken wings with some sort of sauce.

Not your ordinary Deviled Egg…

I do not out of the norm eat spicy foods but occasionally I feel the want for buffalo wings which really is mild in comparison to other used sauces on wings. But to me they are the spiciest thing I will try. And they still give my tongue a burn and a need to drink something extra cold with them.

I made these a few years back but I used a food processor to process the chicken into a pulp.

What you will need is

  • 1/2 breast of cooked chicken (boiled, roasted whatever your preference)
  • 1 dozen eggs, halved, de-yolked
  • 1 dozen yolks mushed
  • 1-2 stalks of celery minced
  • Mayo/Greek Yogurt varies on preference 3tbsp
  • Buffalo Sauce 1-2tbsp
  • Blue Cheese 3tbsp and remaining for garnish

For my photos I actually ate some of my boiled eggs before hand so I ended up with about 7 eggs instead of a dozen so the mixture was less egg at. Plus I went a little overboard and put a whole breast. I chopped the meat up into very small chunks but this can easily be thrown into a processor with the egg yolk and add the liquid until it resembles the consistency you want. Now if you are going to process add in the celery after you are done processing so you can get the little feel of celery in each bite. Also this is when you add blue cheese because you might also want that little surprise in every bite.

Once you are done mixing and tasting. Please taste and adjust as you need you may even want salt and pepper or more sauce.

Fill each egg. You probably will have a bit of extra filling. See photo of excess can be used with celery sticks or crackers and be eaten also as a side but moreso a dip.

Top with some blue cheese and buffalo sauce for added flair.

Substitutions: Greek yogurt for mayonnaise.

Cauliflower, minced instead of chicken.

If you don’t have the time or kitchen to do all the prep like boiling. They sell boiled eggs in the refrigerated section in the grocery store along with rotisserie chickens. You could easily take the ingredients to work and make them quickly.

And if you are looking for a different type of serving versus using the egg shell serve this on celery similar to Ants on a Log, but more grown up style. Instead of using the shells chop them lightly and add to chicken mixture and top celery pieces with it.

My mom mentioned this being a great idea for those dieting and looking for less carbs as it is mostly a protein with minimal fats.

Spice up your gathering today and make a fun little dinner addition.

The ladies at the Sunday Social might gasp at the sight, but who knows you might surprise them.

Enjoy!

Cycling Food: Early 3rd Anniversary Present

Bicycles

My husband and I have been talking about getting bicycles. Now we have them, Our anniversary is coming up on the 1st of May. 3 Years. Yes not very long for many, but I say we have had a hell of a marriage so far. My husband has been deployed twice on 10-12 month deployments to Afghanistan. We had a baby on our first one, yes I happened to be 6 months pregnant when we got married. We decided a very healthy gift for the both of us would be Bicycles. We bought that and a rack and a seat for our 2 year old daughter. I am trying to think of some good healthy snacks that are easy to make at home. But I want to also shake it up and not just go with the norm, of a piece of fruit and some nuts.

Any ideas? Reading some websites I have found a few recipes I will share. Please feel free to share back. We would love some ideas. We live in Bavaria in Germany. It’s spring so the weather is wonderful so getting out and going bicycling is the plan. But we also want to make sure you we are keeping our energy up as we cycle.

Also if you don’t have time to make anything I also found items you may find at the store: Dried fruit such as raisins and dates. Bagels or lowfat cookies. Gatorade (it has carbs that assist with your ride)

Bagels: (http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index.php/t-181756.html)

1-2 bagels
peanut butter
honey or agave nectar (for the vegans in the crowd); jelly and jam are good too

Slice open the bagel the usual way. Schmear with PB and sweetener of choice (above). Put halves together, then quarter the bagel “sandwich”. Wrap each quarter in foil and voilà! nutritious little treats for the ride. Repeat with second bagel for longer rides.

Granola: (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/granola-recipe/index.html)

  • 3 cups rolled oats

  • 1 cup slivered almonds

  • 1 cup cashews

  • 3/4 cup shredded sweet coconut

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup raisins

Directions

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar.

In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, and salt. Combine both mixtures and pour onto 2 sheet pans. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color.

Remove from oven and transfer into a large bowl. Add raisins and mix until evenly distributed.

When I have the ingredients I will be trying a chewy granola bar. But right now my cupboards and pantry are missing key items….

 

Yes, My husband told me I had to wait til payday 🙂  Budgeting is a pain, but C’est La Vie….One of these days…

Someone please tell my husband its not nice to cut off my creative juices when they are flowing…(Sorry did that sound dirty..)