Dan and I took these as one of our dishes to a friends house for Easter Dinner. The hostess, Christy, who is a fabulous food blogger and cook appreciated the cuteness, and the kids liked em too:) I ran across the idea on the Internet at all recipes.com and just HAD to give them a shot. They are a little time consuming but definitely worth it. Especially when you only get to make them once a year. I used some of my own techniques a an extra ingredient or two. This would be a fun recipe for the kids to help put on the eyes and nose. And if you have a young little picky eater, this may be just the trick because it is fun:) They turned out sooo darn cute... and great tasting too:)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup fresh shaved Parmesan copped up
2 full tsp finely chopped purple onion
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp yellow mustard
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 TB pickle or olive juice
Kale (For greenery)
A few stuffed green olives
Hard Boil the 12 eggs
- place eggs in single layer in pot and cover with water about an inch above eggs.
- cover and bring to a boil
- once it comes to a boil, remove from the heat and leave covered for 15 minutes
- after 15 minutes, place eggs in cold ice water until cooled
(keep eggs in fridge until ready to use)
(trick - tap on counter and/or roll in hands to crack egg all over, peel with side of thumb under
-Cut a thin slice off the bottom of each egg to make it sit up straight by itself.
-About 1/3 of the way down the egg, use a paring knife to deeply cut the zig-zags in the eggs.
-Pull Egg parts apart and carefully scoop out yolks.
-Put yolks in a bowl and smash them with a fork.
-Add the Mayonnaise, Parmesan, onion, curry, mustard, pepper, and olive juice to the smashed
yolks. Mix well.
- Next I used a frosting piping bag and tip to squirt the mixture into the larger bottom half of the egg white, but if you don't have a bag and tip you could probably just spoon it in there.
-Place the egg white tops on top of the yolk mixture.
-Slice the green olives to make eyes, and the carrot to make little beaks.
-Gently press the eyes and beaks into the chick.
-Place chicks on a bed of Kale if desired. (it is also handy to help keep unsteady chicks standing)
-Refrigerate until serving.