Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Egg boats and Tomato boats

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
This is one of the  best starter in my menu for any party or for kids lunch, which suits kids and event the elders. But I have always seen that kids love to eat these cups. And it is a very good way to feed a kid who does not like to eat the yolk.
And if you do not eat egg, there is an option to substitute and make these wonderful boats with Tomatoes as starters.


Very easy and quick to make:

Ingredients :
For Egg boats :
Eggs - 4 (big), hard boiled
Onion - 1 big, finely chopped
Oil - 1 tbsp
Tomato - 1 big,  small cubes
Green chilly - 1 finely chopped 
OR
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp 
Fresh coriander leaves - handful, chopped finely
Salt to taste + salt to sprinkle on the eggs
Oregano powder - 1/4 tsp
Lime juice - 1 tsp
Mozeralla Cheese - 1/4 cup grated to garnish(optional)
(I did not add this time, as I did not get it any where near my place!! :-(   )

Peel the eggs. Cut in to half to make boat shapes. 
Remove the egg yolk and crush it into powder, keep it aside.

 Heat oil in a kadai.
Add the chopped onions. Fry till brown. Add Pepper powder or(green chilly, if adding), oregano and salt to taste. Mix well. Add crushed egg yolk. Cook for a minute by stirring.Remove from the heat.

Now add chopped tomato, Fresh coriander leaves and lime juice. Adjust the seasoning. 
Keep this mix ready.

Before serving,
Arrange the eggs on a serving plate. 
Sprinkle the salt very carefully and not more.
Fill the cups with the ready mix. 
Top it with grated cheese.(optional)
Serve as a starter.

 For Tomato boats:
Big tomatoes - 4
Mozzarella cheese - 1/4 cup, grated(optional,but tastes good)
Onion - 1 big, finely chopped
Oil - 1 tbsp
Boiled potato - 1 big,  crushed
Green chilly - 1 finely chopped 
OR
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp 
Fresh coriander leaves - handful, chopped finely
Salt to taste + salt to sprinkle on the tomato base
Oregano powder - 1/4 tsp
Lime juice - 1 tsp

Clean the tomatoes. Cut in to half (into boat shapes). De seed the tomatoes. Keep the tomato cups or boats ready.

Heat oil in a kadai.
Add the chopped onions. Fry till brown. Add Pepper powder or(green chilly, if adding), oregano and salt to taste. Mix well. Add crushed potato. Cook for a minute by stirring.Remove from the heat.

Now add chopped tomato, Fresh coriander leaves and lime juice. Adjust the seasoning. 
Keep this mix ready.

Before serving,
Arrange the tomato cups or boats on a serving plate. 
Sprinkle the salt very carefully by taking care not to put  more.
Fill the cups with the ready mix.
Top with cheese 
Serve as a starter.

I am sure you have to run to the kitchen to make some more for the next round!
These boats are rowing to two events,

Umm's (of Taste of Pearl City)'s 


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Keep Smiling,

12 comments:

Srividhya Ravikumar said...

wonderful nive and awesome presentation..

Pavithra Srihari said...

very innovative and yes its perfect for kids and kids at heart :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious delight dear

megha said...

nice recipe and interesting.keep it up

kitchen queen said...

lovely and delicious boats.

Unknown said...

what an idea madamji!i dont eat eggs, you have saved us with tomato one. thanks for sharing :)

Umm Mymoonah said...

Very appetizing, seriously my mouth waters by looking at it. Thank you so much for sending it to the event.

Anonymous said...

Whoa Nivedita!!!! Thats amazing!!!
My daughter's gonna luv this..Thanx :)

Unknown said...

Dear thanks to you too for visiting my blog and for the lovely comments...very much appreciated....

The Egg and tomato boats are tempting in ture sense, ready to sail in the ocean of digestion....the kidss will surely love it...

Satya said...

simply superb appetizer...very innovative ...drooling here

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Kiran said...

Very delicious appetizers or anytime healthy snack.Will make it soon.

Pari said...

Hi. The boats are so cute and a perfect snack to attract kids, yumm I am loving it.
Thanks for sending it.
FOODELICIOUS

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