Picnic eggs

Picnic eggs

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Something for Everyone
Makes
12
Photographer
Ben Dearnley

These eggs are very retro but they’re so good that I’m officially calling for a revival! The name of this recipe says it all – they’re perfect for a picnic or play date. The mustard has a very mild flavour but if you think your child may not be a fan, you can use just one teaspoon or leave it out altogether.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
6 eggs
90g mayonnaise, (optional; see note)
185g tinned tuna, drained
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
1 tablespoon chives, finely snipped

Method

  1. Place the eggs in a saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Once the water is boiling, cook the eggs for about 5 minutes, or until hard-boiled. Run under cold water to cool. Using your fingers, carefully remove and discard the shells.
  2. Cut each egg in half lengthways and gently remove the yolks. Set the egg whites aside. Place the egg yolks in a food processor with the mayonnaise (if using), tuna and mustard. Process until smooth.
  3. To serve, gently spoon the tuna mixture into the yoke hole in each egg. Top with chives. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Tip

  • If you’d like a bit more protein in your child’s diet, one healthy option is to replace regular mayonnaise with tofu mayonnaise. It’s really easy to make – just whizz a 300 g packet of silken tofu, drained, with 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 3 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley leaves in a food processor until very smooth.

Baby’s serve

  • Use less or no mustard in the yolk mixture. For a younger baby, mix the yolk mixture with a vegetable purée, such as sweet potato or pumpkin. For an older baby, serve eggs as is or spread the yolk mixture on some toast fingers.

Toddler’s serve

  • Serve as is.

Note

  • Do not serve raw-egg mayonnaise to children under 2 years.
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