What can you do with a head of bok choy?
Are you looking for a new idea for bok choy? When I use bok choy, I tend to get stuck in the stir fry rut.
Does this happen to you?
I received a big bag of bok choy today in my Farm Fresh to You farm box, and I really wanted to find a new way to enjoy it. (I am hopeful this recipe for deviled eggs with bacon will become one of your favorites.)
Often, it is hard to find certain organic vegetables in the stores. Grocery stores usually have the “popular” organic vegetables like lettuce and carrots, but if you want something more fun, like bok choy, it can be difficult to find it grown organically. (*If you love vegetable appetizers, consider these Gluten Free Riced Cauliflower Cheddar Pancakes or these Sweet Potato Cheesy Nachos!)
I instantly gravitated towards a deviled egg recipe with bok choy and bacon as the main ingredients.
When in doubt of a vegetable, bacon will always save the day! Bacon makes these the best deviled eggs because it hides the bok choy :-).
I turned to Chef Watson for a little inspiration. It was a little worrisome when CW told me to dig out my Asian fish sauce. Now that I look back, it makes perfect sense as bok choy is an Asian vegetable. Although CW tends to get a little carried away with ingredient quantities, his food pairings tend to be right on.
Boil six organic cage free eggs. Eggs are high in omega vitamins and have yolks that are a dark yellow, almost orange.
I used my chopper to chop up the bok choy into small pieces.
Here is the egg mixture. As a big time bacon lover, I think it is great that I could use bacon grease instead of mayonnaise in this recipe.
Here is a link to all of the appetizer recipes at Fearless Dining.
- 6 organic eggs
- 1/4 cup chopped bok choy
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons bacon grease
- 2 strips bacon
- 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon ground corriander
- salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot, boil eggs for 10-12 minutes.
In a skillet, cook strips of bacon.
Reserve grease and chop bacon into small pieces.
When eggs are finished, dump hot water out and put eggs into cold water and let cool.
Chop bok choy into small pieces.
When the eggs are cool, cut lengthwise in half.
Scoop yolks into a small bowl.
Add bacon grease, bok choy, fish sauce, and dijon mustard.
Mix well and season with salt and pepper to taste.
With a teaspoon, fill each crater in the egg white with the yolk mixture.
Sprinkle with bacon bits and extra thinly shredded bok choy.
Put in refrigerator to cool for 30 minutes.
How do you cook bok choy?
More Delicious Appetizer Recipe Ideas
Love bok choy? Try this recipe for Gluten Free Bok Choy Meatballs.