Devilishly Villainous Egg Sandwiches – from The Steampunk Cookbook
The Victorians were great believers in spiritualism—did you know that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator/writer of “Sherlock Holmes”, helped perpetuate what is (to the modern mind) one of the most transparent photographic hoaxes in modern history, related to Faeries?
(Silly Sir Arthur! True Faeries would never let themselves be photographed!)
The Victorians were deeply concerned with morality, and yet they had their deeply naughty side. Devilled eggs were a 19th century flirtation with something unusual in Europe—the marriage of a common food (the egg) with spices from far-away.
For our Steampunk Universe, we simply realize two things:
-Devilled eggs aren’t from the devil; they’re from excellent chefs, and
-Every life deserves a little spice.
Yield: 24 servings
Skill Level: 1
5 hard-boiled eggs
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons lime juice (from about 1 lime)
1 teaspoon sriracha
¾ teaspoon salt
¾ cup softened cream cheese or butter
20 slices of your favorite bread
Add the eggs, mayo, lime juice, sriracha, and salt into a food processor or blender and mix until incorporated.
Taste for seasoning, adding salt, lime, or mayo until you have a spreadable consistency to your liking.
Spread one side of each slice of bread with butter or cream cheese. Next, spread egg mixture over 10 of the bread slices and top with the other ten.
Remove crusts and slice each sandwich in half on a diagonal, and then on half again on the other diagonal to make quarters.