Because I already had this festive appetizer made, and also because I have two snakes in my home (I meant two people born in the year of Snake: my daughter and my husband), I decided to go for it and post. Better late than never, right? :)
And what is the best food to welcome the Snake?
Mushroom stuffed eggs.
- 10 hard boiled eggs
- 2 portabello mushrooms, cleaned and cubed
- 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
- 1 clove garlic, peeled
- 1 Table spoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon dry dill (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
In a medium saute pan pre-heat olive oil, add onion, and saute until golden brown.
Add mushrooms, and cook on medium heat until all water evaporates, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Cut eggs in half, remove from each half egg yolk.
In a food processor combine egg yolk, mushroom and onions, dill, garlic, and salt and pepper (start with a little pinch and taste). Pulse 2-3 times until all ingredients mix. Taste for salt and adjust if needed.
Carefully fill each egg white with filling and serve.
Variation: use cooked chicken liver (my personal favorite) and follow the same direction.
This appetizer is on top of 10 favorite appetizers: easy to make, and everyone loves it.
Although, now that I am thinking, I may not even have 10 on that list, but anyway it's on the top of however many are there.
Happy Year of the Snake! May prosperity be with you!