Fill a large sauce pot about 1/2 way with water. Put Gently put 12 eggs in the water and bring to a boil; cook for 20 minutes. Immediately remove eggs and gently put into a large bowl of ice water. Let them sit in the ice water for 20 minutes. *Cook's Note: You may also cool eggs in refrigerator overnight.
After 20 minutes, remove the shell and cut each hard-boiled egg in half. With a spoon, scoop out the egg yolk from each egg and put into a medium sized mixing bowl. With a fork, mash together the egg yolks until soft.
In a small saute pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add the minced shallots and garlic. Sautee for 1 minute and immediately remove from heat.
Next, add the sugar, shallots, garlic, kosher salt, and mayonnaise to the medium mixing bowl with the soft egg yolks. Mix until fully incorporated. Using a spoon or a pastry bag, dollop this mixture into each halved egg white. Serve.
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Recipe courtesy of Brian Hill, 2010