I know some people who don’t like egg yolks. I just don’t get that. Egg yolks are the best part! I mean, I like egg whites too, but I would never just eat the whites and leave the yolk. But my friends, it’s the truth. There are some crazy people out there — I know, I’ve seen them. Back in university I had this one prof that would always dim the lights. I would inevitably fall asleep no matter how many coffees I had. I’d try to devise ways to stay awake, but my method of choice, crunchy snacks, were a bit too noisy in the silence of the lecture hall.
One day, I heard the tell-tale rustle of a ziplock bag, and my sleepy self was instantly awake. Someone was snacking?! The noisemaker in question was a tiny, tiny girl in a giant hoodie. Her snack of choice: a huge ziplock bag of pre-peeled boiled eggs. I was feeling a teeny bit envious, but when I realized what she was doing, my envy turned to horror. Yup, you’ve got it. She was eating the whites and tossing the yolks aside. She wasn’t even putting them in a ziplock for later. She just peeled off the whites, ate them and crushed the yolks in a paper towel. She ate six eggs like this, with me completely awake and gawking, until I couldn’t watch anymore. I have no idea how many egg yolks died that day without fulfilling their life purpose, but I was sad.
Yolks are the best parts of eggs. Truly. Just like the filling of these deviled eggs are the best part. The whites are merely an awesomely portable, edible bowl for the filling. If you like crab rangoon, you’re going to love these eggs. They’re just as tasty, without any of that deep-fried nonsense. (Who am I kidding. I love deep-fried). If you’re a mayo hater, you can just use a wee bit more cream cheese to bind up the filling. I can eat plain egg boiled eggs like there’s no tomorrow, but these eggs are even better. I love food mashups. I like deviled eggs and I like crab rangoon. Behold: The Crab Rangoon Deviled Egg!
Crab Rangoon Deviled Eggs
makes 12 deviled egg halves
- 6 hardboiled eggs, peeled, chilled and cut in half
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons cream cheese (I used whipped cream cheese)
- 1 6 oz can crab
- 1/4 cup sliced green onions
- salt and pepper to taste
- sriracha to taste
- squeeze of lemon
- sliced green onions to garnish
Remove the yolks from the egg halves into a small bowl. Mash the yolks with a fork until fine and crumbly. Mix with the mayonnaise, cream cheese, crab and green onions. Taste and season with salt, pepper and sriracha and a squeeze of lemon. Fill the egg halves with the yolk mixture and top with sliced green onions to garnish. Enjoy immediately.