Saturday, February 27, 2016

3841. BACON and EGG DIP

4 to 6 servings

6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled, whites and yolks separated

2 tablespoons real mayonnaise, plus more if needed

2 tablespoons dill pickle relish

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon minced shallots

1 tablespoon cider vinegar, plus more if needed

2 teaspoons finely shaved chives

1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill

1/4 cup liquid bacon fat (warm slightly if solid)

Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Assorted crudité such as baby carrots, fennel, celery and cherry tomatoes, for serving

Chop the egg whites and yolks separately and put them in separate bowls.

Add the mayonnaise, relish, mustard, shallots, vinegar, chives and dill to the yolks and whisk until smooth. Whisk the bacon fat into the yolk mixture. Loosen with more vinegar or mayonnaise if necessary. Fold in the chopped egg whites and season with salt and pepper.

Serve with assorted crudité for dipping.

bacon recipe source: Geoffrey Zakarian, "Summer Celebration," The Kitchen, Food Network

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