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Black garlic is fresh raw garlic that changes overtime due to exposure of heat and humidity. During this process the cloves turn a deep black color. Black garlic is softer, chewier, and sweeter than regular raw garlic. Black garlic is great in dressings, sauces, spreads and vinaigrette’s. We especially love black garlic in deviled eggs! Try these tasty and impressive treats at your next cookout.
Recipe inspired by the garlic matters blog!
- 5 whole eggs
- 3–4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon EVOO, plus more to drizzle
- 3 black garlic cloves
- Salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons of chopped chives and a few pinches of cayenne pepper or chilli flakes to sprinkle over the ready dish
- Put 3 black garlic cloves in a mug, cover with boiling water and leave aside for 5-10 minutes
- Place your eggs in a pan, cover with cold water, bring it up to simmer and let boil for 10 minutes. You’re after hard boiled eggs with the egg yolk fully set. When done, drain the hot water from the pan and cover the eggs with cold water. Let cool
- Peel the eggs and then gently slice each egg in half. Using a teaspoon, remove all egg yolks from egg whites into a small bowl. Do your best to keep the egg whites in tact
- Drain black garlic cloves and smash them into a paste with a flat side of a wide knife. Then, using a spoon, push this paste through a very fine sifter
- Scrape the black garlic from the other side of the sieve into the bowl with egg yolks. Add olive oil, lemon juice, good pinch of salt and using a fork mash it all into a completely smooth paste. Feel free to add more lemon juice, salt and maybe even a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper (to taste)
- Fill the egg whites (where the egg yolk used to be) with the yolk black garlic paste. I like to get a teaspoon of this paste and using my hands, roll a small ball, which I then push gently into the egg white
- Sprinkle chives, cayenne pepper over and drizzle generously with extra virgin olive oil