Eggs Niçoise

Prep Time:

30 Minutes

Cook Time:

7 Minutes

Serves:

6 Servings

Level:

Easy

About the Recipe

This Fish Starter is a Guest Recipe from Lifting the Lid, A Life at Kinloch Lodge, Skye by Claire Macdonald.
This is one of many delicious recipes featured in the Daily Mail Saturday Magazine.

Ingredients

Ingredients


6 large eggs, hardboiled, shelled an d chopped


300ml (½pt) vegetable or chicken stock – or use a good substitute such as Marigold bouillon powder, made up with boiling water


4 leaves of gelatine soaked in cold water for 10 minutes, then drained of their cold water bath and dissolved in the hot chicken or vegetable stock


150ml (¼pt) double cream, whipped but not stiffly, or use crème fraîche instead


150ml (¼pt) mayonnaise, preferably homemade


1tsp anchovy essence


1tbsp Worcester sauce


For garnishing:


1 tin anchovy fillets, drained and each cut in half lengthways


10 stoned black olives – I like Kalamata best – each cut in slivers

Preparation

METHOD


1.  After you’ve placed the gelatine leaves in the hot stock (see ingredients), let it cool and gel, then add to the chopped hardboiled eggs in a mixing bowl.


2.  Stir in the whipped cream (or crème fraîche), mayonnaise, anchovy essence and Worcester sauce.


3.  Taste and add a small amount of salt if you think it is needed.


4.  Season with black pepper and spoon and scrape into a serving bowl.


5.  You can, if you prefer, put the mixture into individual small bowls, ramekins or dishes. Leave to set.


6.  Then lay the slivers of anchovy fillet in lines across, then diagonally, to give diamond shapes. Put a piece or two of black olive in each of the diamond shapes.