Racer Egg Recipe
What a beautiful dish to behold! There's no better way to start your day than by hearing your children giggle when they see what mommy or daddy has prepared for breakfast: a racer egg!
Like what I've already mentioned in this post, you can spread some butter or strawberry jam inside the baguette. You also don’t have to stick strictly to using radishes for the wheels. Slices of tomatoes, oranges, or kiwis will work just fine. It all depends on what you have stocked in your pantry.
- STep-by-step InSTRuctions
- 1 small French baguette
- 1 egg
- 2 radishes with sprouts growing out
- 2 aniseeds
- 2 chives
- 3 tablespoons mustard
- 5 cherry tomatoes
- 1 slice of Swiss cheese
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon salt
- Handful of toothpicks
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 30 mins
- Place egg in a saucepan and fill with water, making sure at least 1 inch of water is above the egg. Bring water to a rolling boil. Add in 1 tablespoon of salt and allow egg to cook for 10 minutes. Prepare the other ingredients as you wait.
- Cut out a medium-sized square from the baguette. Make sure the square is large enough for the boiled egg to sit in.
- Slice the radish into circles. These will form the wheels. Reserve the bottom of the radish for the egg's hat. Don't throw away the top parts with sprouts growing out. We'll need them for decoration later.
- Cut a medium-sized square from cheese. This will form the baguette car's number plate.
- Cut a 1/2-inch piece from 1 of the chives. This will form the egg's nose.
- Cut three small squares from one of the cherry tomatoes. These will be stuck onto the radish wheels.
- Once egg has cooked, remove and drain water. Run cold water over the egg before peeling off shell.
- Place the peeled egg into the baguette.
- Poke 2 aniseeds toward the top of the egg. This will form the egg's eyes.
- Take a small knife and poke a hole below the eyes, in the center. Place the 1/2-inch chive piece into the hole to complete the nose.
- Take a toothpick and secure the square piece of cheese at the front of the bread. This completes the number plate.
- Take toothpicks and secure slices of the radishes on each end of the bread to form the wheels. Next, secure a tomato square onto the back of the baguette, toward the center.
- Mix mustard and mayonnaise in a bowl. Take the mustard mixture and place a large portion on the top of the egg. Take the radish end (with the root sticking up) and place it on top of mustard mixture to complete the egg's hat.
- Arrange 2 radish pieces with sprouts growing out diagonally opposite from each other at the sides of the plate.
- Lay two chives along the top and bottom of the plate to form the outline of a road.