12 hard-boiled large eggs
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, or to taste
2 ounces black caviar
a paper-thin slice off the ends of each egg and halve the eggs
crosswise. Force the yolks through a sieve into a bowl and stir in the
mayonnaise, the sour cream, the lemon juice, and salt and pepper to
taste. Transfer the filling to a pastry bag fitted with a large
decorative tip and pipe it into the egg whites, mounding it. The
stuffed eggs may be made 1 day in advance and kept covered and chilled.
Just before serving, top the eggs with the caviar.
Makes 24 stuffed eggs.
Gourmet, September 1993
Hard Boiled Egg Safety Tips
From The American Egg Board
Wash your hands thoroughly before you handle eggs at every step including cooking, cooling and dyeing.
Refrigerate eggs again right after you dye them and after you display them.
only uncracked eggs. If you want to eat your dyed eggs later, use food
coloring or specially made food-grade egg dyes dissolved in water that
is warmer than the eggs. If any eggs crack during dyeing or while on
display, discard them along with any eggs that have been out of
refrigeration for more than 2 hours.
If you keep hard-cooked
eggs out of refrigeration for many hours or several days for a
decoration or for hiding, cook extra eggs for eating.
eggs, Avoid areas where the eggs might come into contact with dirt,
pets, wild animals, birds, reptiles, insects or lawn chemicals.
Refrigerate the hidden eggs again after they’ve been found.
How Long To Store Hard Boiled Egg
Hard boiled eggs can be stored up to 1 week, refrigerated. Store in a tightly sealed container to avoid adding unwanted "sulphur" flavors to other foods. If the eggs have been left out for more than an hour or so then the storage time may be shorter. To check an egg just peel it. If there are any off odors they should be thrown away.