Art You Eat is a monthly event for beautiful edibles; Inge of Vanielje Kitchen won last month's event with an amazing creation... and had the honor of choosing the theme for this month:
Eggs. (Edited note: I'm a finalist! Check out the roundup at Art You Eat and vote on your favorite!)
Is that not the cutest little devilled egg you've ever seen? What an easy and entertaining way to eat an egg, too... perfect for picky little ones!
adapted from this recipe
4 hard boiled eggs, peeled
1 teaspoon mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
pinch white pepper
pinch curry powder
8 whole black peppercorns
carrot, cut into triangles for beaks
Using a small knife, cut the top third from each egg in a zig-zag pattern as pictured. Carefully remove top and scoop out cooked yolks. Set egg whites aside.
With a fork, mash yolks with mayonnaise, mustard, salt, white pepper and curry powder. Taste and correct seasoning according to your taste, if needed.
Check egg-white bottoms; you may need to cut a small slice from the bottoms to make them stand upright.
Gently spoon yolk mixture back into large bottom portions of egg whites, mounding up over the tops. Place lids on top at a rakish angle, to allow the "chicks" to peek out.
Decorate filling with peppercorns for eyes and carrot triangles for beaks.
Photograph madly before devouring.
It's as delicious as it is cute: first I picked out his eyes, then I bit his head off...