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Recipe for family meals :

Eggs Mimosa

When, on rare occasions I have an hour or two to spare, I like nothing more than to spend my time looking through the piles of old cookery books in charity shops. A lot of the time you see the same old versions of Marks & Spencer or Sainsbury (UK supermarkets) cookery books or books by those more obscure 'amateur' or professional chefs who never really hit the limelight but from time to time you will find the odd book which is a bit different or contains more interesting recipes than normal.

This is one such recipe.


4 large eggs - hard boiled
4 - 6 ozs shrimps and prawns - shelled and coarsely chopped
1/2 pt thick mayonnaise
Watercress to garnish

  • Cool eggs and peel. Split them in half lengthways, scoop out yolks and carefully push half of them through a sieve into a basin.
  • Add the shrimps or prawns. Mix and bind with 1 - 2 tablespoons mayonnaise.
  • Wash egg whites, dry and set on a serving dish. Fill with the prawn mixture.
  • Thin the rest of the mayonnaise slightly with 1 tablespoon hot water and coat the eggs with this.
  • Hold sieve over eggs and push rest of yolks through.
  • Garnish dish with watercress.

Serve with thin slices of brown bread and butter.

Serves 4