Saturday, April 16, 2011

Portuguese " OVOS VERDES"

(Green Eggs)

These delicious "Ovos Verdes” literally translated as Green Eggs, can be prepared in no time. Served warm or cold for a snack or a light meal, they will be the ideal dish that goes well all year round.
This presentation is my spring time idea to be served during this blossom season. Just play with the plating and you will have a new dish any time you serve it.

  • 8                      hard boiled eggs
  • 1 TBSP             butter, melted
  • 3 TBSP             parsley, chopped
  • 1 to 2                whole eggs
  • 2 tsp                 mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Flour
  • Bread crumbs, fine
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Optional:          Crispy bacon or crispy onion

1.       Boil the eggs for 10 minutes, counting once the water starts boiling.
2.       Once cooked put immediately in iced water until completely cold. Peel.
3.       Cut the eggs longitudinally and with the help of a spoon remove the yolk without breaking the whites.
4.       Put the yolks in a bowl and mash them with a fork, add the parsley, butter, mayonnaise and bacon if used. Season with salt and pepper and put this mix back in the white’s cavity.
5.       Dust the eggs with flour, then deep in beaten egg, roll in bread crumbs and fry in hot vegetable oil (170ºC).
6.       Drain over paper towels to get rid of the excess oil.
         Can be served as it is or with a salad.

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