This is our first edition of Fantastical Food Fight, a new group started by Sarah of Fantastical Sharing of Recipes. In Fantastical Food Fight we are assigned a food item each month. This month the food we are all making is Deviled Eggs.
I was making them for a crowd so instead of 6 eggs, I used 18 eggs. You can increase/decrease ingredients as needed to adapt for the amount of eggs you are making.
The original recipe called for ham. I didn't have any ham in the fridge but I did have bologna and bologna is Polish so I used that. I had never heard of Polish Honey Cheese but the original recipe said "or any other mild cheese so I used Mozzarella. I added a little mayo to the recipe as well.
Barbara said that what sets these eggs apart is the Polonaise style bread crumbs with which you top them.
It made for an impressive dish and I was impressed with Barbara's knowledge of the culture. She followed up the recipe with remenisces of Easter Dinners as she was growing up and I enjoyed reading this very much.
Jajka Faszerowany (Polish Stuffed Eggs)
adapted from Barbara Rolek at about.com
18 eggs, hard boiled, peeled and cut in half
12 oz. bologna slices, chopped
1/2 c. Mozzarella Cheese, shredded or cut into pieces
2/3 c. sour cream
2 T. mayonnaise
2 t. yellow mustard
salt and pepper to taste
2 c. dry bread crumbs
1/2 stick butter, melted
Remove yolks from eggs and place in bowl of food processor with bologna and cheese. Pulse until finely minced. Add the sour cream, mayonnaise and mustard. Pulse until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Spoon the yolk filling back into the egg whites. Place on a baking pan. Combine the bread crumbs and butter. Pat onto the eggs covering both the yolks and whites. Place under the broiler until crumbs are golden brown. Serve immediately or at room temperature. Print Recipe