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Recipe:Lemon Tarragon Stuffed Eggs
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Lemon Tarragon Stuffed Eggs
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6 hard-cooked large eggs
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 large shallot, minced
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
3/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon leaves

Garnish: Fresh tarragon sprigs

Cut a paper-thin slice off both ends of eggs and halve eggs crosswise.
Force yolks through a sieve into a bowl (or mash with a fork) and stir in
remaining ingredients and salt and pepper to taste. Transfer filling to a
pastry bag fitted with a large decorative tip and pipe into whites,
mounding it. The stuffed eggs may be made 6 hours ahead and chilled.
Covered.

Just before serving, garnish eggs. 

Comments:
- I did add about a teaspoon of garlic powder, half teaspoon of seasoning
  salt and used honey dijon mustard. I did this using 12 eggs.
- Although I increased this recipe by 1 1/2, and did Not increase the
  amount of minced shallot, the shallot was still was overpowering and left
  a bitter aftertaste. Add a Tiny amount of minced shallot or subsitute
  minced onion.
- I used a little onion instead of a shallot and would suggest mincing it
  very finely. The tarragon was a nice mix with the egg.
- I added just a touch more lemon juice. These eggs have a wonderful 
  "bright" flavor.

Gourmet. April 1995. Found at Epicurious
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