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Well dressed peewee hen eggs

These eggs are the perfect size for a canapé or fun modern twist on caviar service. It's a playful nod to the devilled egg, served alongside Canadian caviar and beautiful garden garnishes. 




  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced or grated with a microplane
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Devilled Eggs

  • 6 peewee or regular eggs, simmered for 10 minutes, cooled and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons aïoli
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Shiso leaves
  • Basil leaves
  • Chervil leaves and flowers
  • Bachelor’s button petals
  • Nasturtium leaves and flowers
  • Dill leaves and flowers
  • Fennel fronds
  • Marigold leaves and flowers
  • Canadian sturgeon caviar, for serving



  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the garlic, lemon juice, white wine vinegar and mustard to mix well. While whisking, add the vegetable oil in a thin stream, followed by the olive oil, whisking continuously to emulsify. The aïoli will thicken to the texture of silky mayonnaise. If it becomes too thick, thin it with a few drops of room-temperature water. Stir in the salt. Transfer the aïoli to a covered container and refrigerate for up to five days.

Devilled eggs 

  1. With a sharp knife, cut a thin slice from the top and bottom of each egg so they will sit upright once halved. Evenly slice the eggs in half crosswise. Remove the yolks and reserve them for the filling. The egg white should have a cup shape. Rinse the egg whites in water to clean out any remaining yolk and dry them on a paper towel.
  2. In a food processor, purée the reserved egg yolks with the aïoli and mustard until you have a smooth, creamy texture without lumps. If there are lumps, pass the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve. Season with salt. 


  1. Using a teaspoon or a piping bag fitted with a plain tip, fill each egg white cup with the yolk mixture.
  2. Garnish the top with soft herbs and edible flowers. To finish, place a generous spoonful of Canadian sturgeon caviar on the side. Enjoy! 

Excerpted from Langdon Hall by Jason Bangerter and Chris Johns. Copyright © 2022 by Langdon Hall Country House Hotel and Spa. Photography © 2022 Colin Faulkner. Published by Penguin Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

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