We’re very excited about Mad Men over here at SKC. Not only because of the content, but, of course, because of the food. Which is why we were so thrilled to hear about the Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook, released just in time for the Season 5 Premiere. So in honor of the show and this brilliant book, we whipped up some classic deviled eggs for the occasion.
Makes 12 Egg Halves
Recipe from the “Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook”
The recipe calls for dry mustard, but I used Dijon since that’s what I had on hand.
6 eggs, at room temperature
1/4 cup mayonnaise, or more if you prefer a creamier filling
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard, or more to taste
Dash of cayenne
Salt and ground black pepper
Paprika, for garnish (I used Hot)
To hard boil the eggs, bring a pot of water (with enough water to cover the eggs) to a boil. Place the eggs carefully in the pot. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes. Place eggs immediately in cold water.
To make the stuffing, peel the cooled eggs and cut them in half lengthwise. Carefully remove their yolks and place them in a small bowl. Set the whites aside on a plate. Mash the yolks until fine and crumbly (or press them through a strainer to eliminate any lumps). Add the mayonnaise and stir until the mixture has a smooth consistency. Add the mustard and cayenne pepper. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Refill the whites with the yolk mixture. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover and refrigerate, and serve chilled.