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.
Another Spring-like endeavor! And I think that Pea Pesto might be my favorite new type of pesto. It is light and refreshing and can be used cold as a spread as in this application, or used on pasta in a warm dish. This open-faced sandwich can be dressed up with the addition of cherry tomatoes too. Yum!