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:

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

Stage 1 - 10 min.
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Cook 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.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
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Cut each egg in two lengthways.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Separate the two halves of white...

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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... from egg yolks.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Using a knife, chop up egg yolks.

Stage 6
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Continue 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.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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Chop 1 bunch chives and 1 bunch parsley finely.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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Prepare 250 g Mayonnaise, and add herbs and chopped egg yolks, keeping 2 tablespoons of yolk for garnishing.

Stage 9 - 10 min.
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Put 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!

Stage 10 - 3 min.
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Divide 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.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
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If 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.


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
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,950 Kcal or 8,164 Kj29 gr3 gr203 gr
98 %11 %<1 %31 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
348 Kcal or 1,457 Kj5 gr< 1 gr36 gr
17 %2 %<1 %5 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
325 Kcal or 1,361 Kj5 gr< 1 gr34 gr
16 %2 %<1 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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This recipe uses (among others)
MayonnaiseMayonnaise: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Breton coleslaw, Macédoine of vegetables, Eggs with mayonnaise, Breton Sandwich, Crab Cakes, ... All
Hard-boiled eggHard-boiled egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Spinach Croque-monsieur , Fresh spinach with cream, Lentil and cold-meat salad, Piedmont salad, Layered Leek and Egg Gratin , ... All
ChivesChives: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Red cabbage salad with chives, Vegetable tartare, Cocotte eggs with Comté, Warm salad of potatoes and purple artichokes, Celeriac Rémoulade , ... All
ParsleyParsley: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Larded pork tenderloin, Paimpol salad, Valay salad, Home-made doner kebab, Tagliatelle with cockles, ... All

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