Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Rainbow Devilled Quails Eggs with #HeinzSeriouslyGood


Mayonnaise has got to be my absolute favourite condiment, even as a child of the 70's and 80's I was never a Salad Cream fan. Keep it to yourself but I don't even like Ketchup! Heinz have launched a new [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise which does exactly what it says on the tin. As part of their launch campaign they challenged me to come up with a recipe using the mayo that fits on a spoon. It could be savoury, sweet, traditional or modern – the only rule being that it needed to use Heinz [Seriously] Good Mayo and fit on a spoon. Time to get my thinking cap on. Forget the dish running away with the spoon, this is going to be the dish on the spoon.


As a Child my Grandma Corntown often used to take my sister, Mum and myself for lunch on a Friday at The National Hotel in Dingwall. My starter of choice was always Egg Mayonnaise. It's not something that you tend to see on a menu these days but was a ubiquitous dish of its time. In homage to classic egg mayo I've created Rainbow Devilled Eggs with #HeinzSeriouslyGood as my recipe to celebrate the product launch. I made a pastel variation of these at Easter but have downsized from Hens Eggs to Quail Eggs to fit my tasty morsels onto a teaspoon and bumped up the saturation on the colours. I'm slightly confused as to whether they are Devilled Eggs or Deviled Eggs. The number of l's seems to depend upon where in the world you are. 


Heinz [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise is rich, smooth and creamy and made using simple, high quality ingredients, with absolutely no added colours, flavours or artificial thickeners. Made with free range eggs consumers can choose from two varieties, Standard or Light, available in both the Heinz glass jar and the familiar top down squeezy bottle. If you've got a seriously good idea for a recipe on a spoon containing Heinz [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise as an ingredient visit www.seriouslygoodspoonsfuls.co.uk for details of how to enter the competition and full and terms and conditions.


Rainbow Devilled Quails Eggs
Retro-tastic multicoloured bite sized canapes on a spoon

12 Quails Eggs
Gel Food Colouring
2 Tbsp Heinz Seriously Good Mayonnaise
Salt & Pepper
Smoked Paprika

Hard boil the quails eggs in salted water for 3 minutes.
Drain and cool under cold running water before peeling.
Cut each egg in half lengthwise and carefully remove the yolks and place them in a bowl.
Mash the yolks until smooth with 2 tablespoonfuls of Heinz Seriously Good Mayonnaise. Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.
Fill small bowls with water and food colouring in as many colours as you want your eggs. Gel colouring will give a better result. Experiment with quantities of colouring and how long you leave the eggs immersed to get the colour results you desire.
Remove the coloured quails egg halves and drain on kitchen paper.
Fill a disposable piping bag with the egg mayonnaise mixture.
Place the coloured quails egg halves on teaspoons.
Snip a tiny piece off the end of the piping bag and pipe swirls
Sprinkle your devilled eggs with smoked paprika, chill and serve.


Check out the creative recipes below that some of my fellow food bloggers have been putting on spoons of all shapes and sizes and follow the #HeinzSeriouslyGood hashtag on social media for more tasty mouthfuls.

Disclosure : This is a commissioned recipe for Heinz Seriously Good Mayonnaise. All views expressed are my own.

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15 comments :

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    1. I do hope that Fanny would be proud of my efforts with these!

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  2. Wow, how gorgeous are these quails eggs, I have some more in my fridge so might have to try these:-)

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    1. As soon as I saw the challenge of teaspoons and mayonnaise I knew it had to be quails eggs.

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  3. How on earth do you come up with these ideas Claire?! Love it, love the colours and I would definitely have loved scoffing on this back in the day :)
    Janie x
    PS salad cream was never on my plate either - bleurgh!

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    1. Yay - we are mayo twins! Forget about back in the day though, these tasty mouthfuls are perfect for right now!

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  4. I love how vibrant these eggs are - going to have to give this a try! I assume it would work just as well with regular eggs as quails eggs (as I've always got normal ones and rarely have anything else).

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    1. Absolutely! Those in the third picture down, the pastel ones for Easter, were regular hens eggs.

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  5. I am loving this idea! So original and fun for a kids party. Loving this mayo too - it is really rather good!

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    1. A kids party?! Nah I'll be having them at my next grown up party for sure!

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  6. How cute are those colorful eggs, totally party material! I LOVE to use quail eggs when making deviled eggs, they're just the perfect tiny bite :)

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    1. I'm a complete sucker for any kind of mini party style food and quails eggs fit the bill completely.

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  7. Wow - I'm not usually a food colouring fan but those look brilliant!

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    1. I'm sure you could make a version with natural food colourings too. I must admit that these turned out a wee bit more vibrant that I'd planned!

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  8. These do not only look so much fun but sound delicious! I do love egg mayo filling! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

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