Surprise eggs


Surprise eggs
These look like perfectly normal boiled eggs, but when the shell is cracked open - surprise! They contain a mixture of scrambled egg, cured ham, fried prawns and chives.
131,1515/5 for 14 ratings
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Last modified on: September 26th 2010

For 4 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
27 min.24 min.51 min.
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Stage 1 - 10 min.
Surprise eggs : Photo of step #1
Peel 150 g cooked prawns, or little grey shrimps in this case. If you are using larger prawns, cut them into small pieces.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Prepare 1 shallot and chop finely. Cut 2 slices cured ham into small peices.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil into a non-stick pan over high heat. When it's nice and hot, add the chopped shallot, salt and pepper. Cook for 1 or 2 minutes while stirring.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Add the prawns and ham, and continue cooking a further 2 or 3 minutes.

One minute before the end of this cooking time, add the juice of ½ lemon and stir well.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Break 4 eggs, but in a rather special way: break the shell at the bottom (the rounded end), keeping as much of the shell whole as possible.

This is best done using a broad-bladed knife, as if slicing the top off a soft-boiled egg, by tapping all round the shell.

Stage 6 - 20 min.
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Put the eggs in a bowl and beat with salt and pepper. Cook as scrambled eggs.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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As soon as they are cooked, add the prawn-ham mixture and the finely-chopped chives.

The filling can be prepared in advance, though it's better to add the chives at the last minute. You will simply need to reheat the mixture just before filling the eggshells.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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Heat the eggcups as you would plates.

Carefully fill the shells with the mixture. Place a spoonful of filling in the bottom of each eggcup...

Stage 9
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...and turn the filled eggshell smartly upside-down on top.

Wipe around the eggcup carefully to keep the element of surprise Serve without delay, accompanied by breadsticks that have been buttered then toasted.

Remarks

If none of your guests have slipped into the kitchen to see you, and in so doing discovered the secret (best shoo them out with cries of "go and sit down at the table, it's nearly ready!"), you'll make a real impression when they crack their shells.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,206 Kcal or 5,049 Kj65 gr11 gr100 gr
60 %25 %1 %15 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
208 Kcal or 871 Kj11 gr2 gr17 gr
10 %4 %<1 %3 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
301 Kcal or 1,260 Kj16 gr3 gr25 gr
15 %6 %<1 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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