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Mimosa eggs

Mimosa eggs

Mimosa eggs are hard boiled eggs where the yolks are removed, chopped and mixed with a herb mayonnaise, then this mix is used to refill the whites. It's a classic recipe of traditional French bistro cooking.

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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 6 Mimosas eggs, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
36 min.10 min.46 min.
Preservation: Several hours in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

1 Mimosa eggs : Photo of step #1Cook 6 hard-boiled eggs.

When cold, cut a small slice off each side of the egg white so that it will sit firmly on the plate or dish.
10 min.
2 Mimosa eggs : Photo of step #2Cut each egg in two lengthways. 2 min.
3 Mimosa eggs : Photo of step #3Separate the two halves of white... 2 min.
4 Mimosa eggs : Photo of step #4... from egg yolks. 2 min.
5 Mimosa eggs : Photo of step #5Using a knife, chop up egg yolks. 5 min.
6 Mimosa eggs : Photo of step #6Continue until reduced to fine crumbs.

Note: Unlike many other recipes, I advise you not to use a fork for this, because you'll end up with a kind of paste (difficult to use) instead of crumbs.
7 Mimosa eggs : Photo of step #7Chop 1 bunch chives and 1 bunch parsley finely. 2 min.
8 Mimosa eggs : Photo of step #8Prepare 250 g Mayonnaise, and add herbs and chopped egg yolks, keeping 2 tablespoons of yolk for garnishing. 5 min.
9 Mimosa eggs : Photo of step #9Put this mayonnaise into a forcing bag arrange egg whites on a plate and fill generously .

Now you will appreciate the flat base you cut on the egg white earlier!
10 min.
10 Mimosa eggs : Photo of step #10Divide remaining egg yolk over the tops. This is important because it's those small spots of yellow that give the name "mimosa".

If you have any herbs left over, use them to decorate the centre of the plate.
3 min.
11 Mimosa eggs : Photo of step #11If you have some egg mayonnaise left over, make canapés by toasting a slice of bread, and when cold cut into pieces that then top with mayonnaise.

Note: the best bread for this is seed bread, a pure delight.
5 min.

Remarks

For a more subtle taste, replace parsley with chervil.

If you don't have a forcing bag, use 2 teaspoons instead: 1 for taking mayonnaise from the bowl, and the other one to push it from the first one onto the egg whites.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
213062 gr5 gr556 gr
107 %24 %<1 %84 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
38011 gr1 gr99 gr
19 %4 %<1 %15 %
Per piece
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
35510 gr0 gr92 gr
18 %4 %<1 %14 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 Mimosas eggs : 2.81 €
Per Mimosa eggs : 0.47 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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