Monday, 8 October 2007

Pickled Deviled Eggs and "Egg Mice"!!!


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Pickled Deviled Eggs and "Egg Mice"


When dear fellow bloggers Jai and Bee announced the new event "CLICK", I was very much excited. But the theme, i.e., EGGS made me think!! How can one get a creative idea out of eggs? An egg is an egg, white and oval, in what ever angle you try to take a picture of it :)
When I asked a dear friend of mine for an idea, the answer was, "I can't think of anything except boiling it and cutting into half and swallowing :)"

Hmmm... tough, it was for me, becoz I am not good with camera, and I was whiling away the time drooling over the lovely entries sent by my fellow bloggers here.

When I put on the thinking cap, many ideas flashed... and I decided to go with this - Pickled Deviled Eggs!!!


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Pickled Deviled Eggs



Ingredients:
Hard Boiled Eggs: 4, peeled
Beetroot and Red Cabbage: 1 cup each, chopped
Water: 2 + 2 cups
Vinegar: 1/4 + 1/4 cup
Cloves: 5 + 5
Cinnamon: 1 inch
Salt: 2 + 2 tsp
For Deviled Eggs:
Mayonnaise: 2 Tbsp
Dijon Mustard: 1 Tbsp
Pepper ans Salt: to taste


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Pickled Deviled Eggs and "Egg Mice"



How I did it:
  1. Boil the Beets and Cabbage in separate vessels, with all the ingredients.
  2. Simmer for 30 mins.
  3. Sieve them into 2 dry jars, and let them cool.
  4. Now add 2 eggs in each jar, cover and leave it in the fridge overnight.
  5. You get pink eggs (from beets) and blue eggs (from cabbage).
  6. For the Deviled eggs:
  7. Cut the eggs into half and scoop out the yolks.
  8. Mash the yolks with a fork or spoon, add Mayonnaise, Mustard, Pepper and salt and whisk till smooth.
  9. Fill the eggs with this and serve.

To Make Egg Mice:
  1. Take a peeled hard boiled egg and cut off a thin slice from one side.
  2. Cut out 2 "V" shapes for "Ears" from that slice.
  3. Make a cut on the top to insert the ears.
  4. Draw the eyes with tomato ketchup and the whiskers with mustard and pierce a clove at the back for the tail.


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Pickled Deviled Eggs and "Egg Mice"



And the Verdict:

The platter looked so attractive and colorful. It is even ideal as a center piece on a dining table during dinners or parties.
Kids will with no doubt enjoy these!!

Food Event:
This is my entry for the CLICK event being hosted by dear Jai and Bee of Jugalbandi.


48 comments:

Happy cook said...

Hey they look really colourfull

Sig said...

Wow, beautiful colors Cinnamon! I didn't know Red cabbage can turn eggs into such a bright blue!!! And the mice are sooo cute... very creative indeed!

Nupur said...

The natural dyes are jewel-like and gorgeous, and the mice are adorable!

Laavanya said...

Wow! This really innovative Cinnamon and such pretty colours too. The mice look so cute.

click said...

very pretyty. thanks for participting in CLICK!!

Richa said...

very creative of u! they look adorable

sandeepa said...

Wow...total wow. How did you get such beautiful colors. So cabbage yielded blue , would never have thought of that.
The Egg Mice are too cute, very clever

Tee said...

Very Cute! Great idea and lovely colors! :)

Roopa (KitchenAromas) said...

Very cool! Blue from cabbage? I had no idea!!

TBC said...

Beautiful!
I love your pickled eggs. Pink/red from beets but you got the blue color from cabbage??? Wow! I would never have thought of that!

Sia said...

chooooooo cute:)

Apple said...

Hehehe..Spanz Superga vundi...Asalu Blue color vasthundani ela thelsu neeku...chaala bavundi idea....Great Entry raa

Suganya said...

Awwww... Cute as cute can be...

Rina said...

Very creative presentation with beautiful colors!!!!!

Asha said...

Those colors are edible too.How beautiful. I thought I had the scariest Eggs, your devils/mice are scarier!!:D

Dhana said...

Love the use of natural food coloring for the translucent look! Great entry!!

Mishmash ! said...

BEAUTIFUL :) Loved it, especially the mice :) it did bring smiles on my face :) I have tried natural dyes on eggs , during Easter time, but I didnt get such dark hue when I used beets....

Shn

Prajusha said...

wow..awesome.
Beautiful colors and lovely entry.

Sharmi said...

waaaw, very beautiful template with a theme of fall leaves. looks real nice.
loved the cute looking mice too. very creative!!

Padma said...

Nice colors Spanz! Also that white mice looks so cute! Nice photos

Siri said...

Lovely entry ..:D and the colors are beautiful..:)

SHANTI BHANU said...

hey they look good and very colorful

Sreelu said...

such cute eggs, wow cabbage can turn eggs to blue thats new to me,mice look very very cute and eatable

Madhuli said...

Those mice look so cute.and pickled eggs with natural dyes is so innovative!loved all the photos!

Nags said...

this is so lovely!! now i am all the more reluctant to do something about my entry :( dont have any great ideas yet..

looks really lovely! a beautiful entry!!

KayKat said...

Wow! Coloring the eggs is truly a brilliant idea :)

And those mice are *cute*!

Rachna said...

wow such colourful eggs, they looks just beautiful....

Vcuisine said...

So creative. Viji

sunita said...

Amazing colours...

Cynthia said...

You have me grinning from ear to ear :D I love your entry!

Lissie said...

amazing pictures! those mice are really cute.

M&Ms... said...

oh those egg mice are soo cute!

Nabeela said...

That is so sooooooo creative!! I LOVE your entry!

Neelam said...

Your egg mice really look so cute...Beautiful picture!

Superchef said...

Waaaav...never knew one can get soo innovative with eggs..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Colorful,colourful,colourful...super photos!!!

Cinnamon said...

Thank You All for lovely Comments... and I was thrilled to see everyone leaving nice notes!!!
The process of dying eggs was very exciting.. and I am glad that all of you liked it!!!
Thank You all once again!!!

Kelly Mahoney said...

Awww, these are adorable! What a cute presentation for such an economical ingredient.

grihini said...

Not sure..if my previous comment got through. Just stopped by to say.."cute develish eggs"

Hima said...

Pictures are so cute and colourful.

Mansi Desai said...

Definitely one of the finalists Cinnamon!! thanks for sharing the wonderful idea for colors! your hard work and creativity shows in the pics!:)

Rasa Malaysia said...

Your egg mice are too cute...you are truly creative! :)

ramya said...

natural colours and mice are looking cute.Noce creative idea.

Cinnamon said...

Thank You Girls for the nice comments.... I am so happy that everyone liked them :)

Raaga said...

looks so beautiful!!

Amna said...

Lovely lovely eggs!! Sure is a fun way to eat those boiled eggs and I am sure kids love them too!!

Seena said...

I wonder how I missed them!
lovely picture, cinnamon..loved the butter chicken too.........

meeso said...

Wow..what a great site here, I'm sorry I haven't found your blog before. These pictures are really talented and cute!