Mimosa Deviled Eggs an Appetizer for Spring in Provence
It’s funny how some recipes go in and out of culinary fashion. Now, when it comes to aspic salads, those should stay out. However, deviled eggs (sometimes called Russian Eggs) require few ingredients and are so easy to make one might wonder why you don’t see them more often. These Mimosa Deviled Eggs are my version of the recipe and a toast to the beautiful yellow blooms that signal spring is on the way.
Route du Mimosa
In Provence, spring is ushered in with bright explosions of fluffy, yellow Mimosa tree blossoms. They bloom from January through March.
Alone or blended with other florals, the Mimosa blossoms make cheery decorative additions for the home.
The blossoming trees can be seen throughout Provence but a drive along a 130 km stretch of the Côte d’Azur, from Bormes-les-Mimosas to Grasse is especially rewarding. Lots of local Mimosa festivities take place during this period. It’s called La Route du Mimosa. The short video below gives you an idea of the route along the coast and the stunning scenery.
Mimosa Eggs - Oeufs Mimosa
I was introduced to Oeufs Mimosa (Mimosa Eggs) years ago in Marseille when my cousin placed a large, resplendent platter of Oeufs Mimosa on the dining table. The traditional recipe is unbelievably simple: hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, and finely chopped parsley.
Tip: Buy the biggest eggs possible, preferably from free-range chickens.
Herbed Salt: In a small, sturdy bowl combine a small amount of dried crushed rosemary, herbs de Provence, dried lavender, dried onion flakes, dried tomato flakes, and some Fleur de Sel (or sea salt). Crush all together with a smooth rock or a mortar.