I’m working on some party food ideas and wanted a new twist on one of my personal favorites – stuffed eggs.

The poor egg has been so maligned.   It is probably the single best protein source there is.  Extremely versatile and extremely good tasting. They hold things together, help make cakes rise, and on their own can be a meal in minutes.

I was visiting Paula Deen’s website looking for a Pumpkin Pancake recipe and stumbled upon a recipe for some fairly outrageous eggs.  I tweaked the recipe a bit, used walnuts instead of pecans, and wondering which chutney I would like the best – tomato or cranberry.  Both were good, but the cranberry won.

Outrageous Stuffed Eggs

  •  6 hard cooked eggs
  • 3 tbsp Chevre cheese
  • 3 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Cranberry Chutney
  • 3 tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbsp minced celery
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Slice cooked eggs in half. Mix yolks with all the other ingredients.  Stuff eggs. Eat.

We’re not going to be here for Thanksgiving – we’ll be spending it  in Chicago with friends waiting to change trains on our cross-country train ride home – so I’ll have to remember this for Christmas at Tom & Joanna’s.  Yum.