Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Food Art: Eggs

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!

Egg Chicks
adapted from this recipe

4 hard boiled eggs, peeled
1 teaspoon mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
pinch salt
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...


AYE Admin said...

What a darling idea! I will be trying this with Aidan (my 4yr old) for sure! Thanks for sending it in to the Art You Can Eat event. Remember to check back after the 19th.

african vanielje said...

Madame, I take my hat of to you! He is indeed a dapper little fellow.

Mrs. W said...

Thanks, Holly! It was certainly fun to do, and I love the pinch of curry powder in the yolk mixture.

Inge, you are too kind. He was fun to make... and delicious to eat!

Mary said...

I love deviled eggs and this is the cutest little deviled egg I have ever seen! I'm so going to vote for you!

Mrs. W said...

Well thank you, Mary! This little feller was awfully cute... but I ate him anyway!

Caramella Mou said...

Congratulations Mrs. W! Well done. Looking forward to the April challenge.


Mrs. W said...

Thank you, Caramella. The April challenge should be posted at AYE Friday or thereabouts.

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