Part of the Easter Tradition in my world means coloring of hard boiled eggs. I love this silly activity and it’s something that I do with my mom every year. This is all great… and hard boiled eggs are good, but somehow every year we go a little overboard and after a day, I am usually kind of sick of boring old hard boiled eggs. What to do? Well, you could make egg salad or in this case, deviled eggs. I added bacon — just because bacon is good — and served with lettuce and tomatoes to make it “BLT-like”.
So, I’m pretty famous for my potato salad, but normally I make my Southern German (Bavarian or Swabian variety). Today, I thought I’d try a new and different kind for the BBQ that I am going to: French-style Herb Potato and Egg Salad. A little sweet, a little dill, very herby and turned out really really well, for a recipe that I made up on the fly. The eggs are semi-soft boiled (“7 minute eggs”) so their yolks actually mix well into the dressing, making it very creamy.
So what to do when you’ve colored about a million hard boiled eggs for Easter and then realize that you are really rather bored of just eating eggs as is? You make Deviled Eggs, of course! Green Eggs and Ham… paying homage to Dr. Seuss.
So today, Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday is called Green Thursday in Germany (not the only name, and no, I am not Catholic nor generally religious, so I am not going into the whole details of why, yadda yadda yadd… you all have the ability to google for yourselves), and some people eat green food today. Typically things that are leafy and herby and spring like. This year, given my work schedule, it kind of crept up on me (and Easter is particularly early this year) so I had to do what was in the house. Although, in my house, this involves quails eggs and smoked gouda. So, yeah, I’m a little odd when it comes to stuff in my fridge.
This is a Blate Sandwich. Or a Bleat Sandwich. Or even a Table Sandwich, if we were to be playing Scrabble and had the letters B L T E and A to play with. A modern interpretation of the BLT, it is a Bacon (B), Lettuce (L; I used baby arugula), Tomato (T), Avocado (A) and a couple of fried Eggs (E). Call it what you want … BLaTe, BLeaT, TaBLe or anything else, it made a yummy lunch.