okay. Kids love weird things, right? and moms want easy and good for them (cleverly disguised, naturally)
so if your kids like deviled eggs, try this:
Ooook-Out Eyeball Eggs
- take canned quails eggs (pre boiled, peeled and packed in water. These can be found at your local international food mart for just about 5 cents per egg)
- drain eggs. set aside.
- in a large bowl place the following:
- 2 large jars of roasted red peppers (chopped)
- 2 small jars of capers
- a ton of chopped fresh parsley
Mix all this together with some freshly cracked pepper.
Now get the kids to help. Layer the greens and the eggs alternately all the way to the top of a wide mouth glass jar.
When the jar is packed full of eggs and greens pour in a mixture of one part olive oil, one part white wine vinegar and one part balsamic vinegar.
Close jar tightly and let sit in the fridge at least over night. The longer these sit the more they will taste like deviled eggs. They will keep nearly forever as long as you keep them cold. If at some point your kids get tired of the thrill of reaching into the cold slimy “dressing” to get to the eggs, you can always take the eggs out of their slime bath and suspend them in cold water for easy “reach in and eat” access. Also keep in mind that the the peppers, capers and herbs portion can be reused. Just add more eggs and a new oil&vinegar bath and start over.
Little boys LOVE the gross-out factor and they love helping make a snack that they always have access to in the fridge.
p.s. I purposely left out quantities in this as I like to make this dish in huge batches. I know others may want to try it first to see if their kids will like it.
pp.ss. I know I already posted today, but my friend Missy is doing a “kids food” thing over at her blog and I wanted to help out.