OLIVE EGGS

Fisherman and sailing boat

Do you think enough? Really think I mean, about yourself, others, where you are going, about prime numbers, the situation in Burma/Greenland, Nigeria, if ants have brains, what are the birds saying when they are twittering at dawn, how is it possible that a heavy jet plane can actually stay up there and things like that? About music, social relations and/or how do they do those things? I used to think once upon a time and then life’s practicalities caught up with me and I apparently stopped because I am now realizing more and more how I miss it and how numb this lack of thinking is making me feel. No wonder it feels as if I never have any time over and as if time is speeding up like something supersonic if I take some of it and spend it on thinking because that acts like a wave breaker to me and it refreshes my mind. Do you have any thoughts about this? When did you really think last time? And do you have any good ways of getting some thinking done to share with us?

Olive Eggs

But sometimes it’s good to have a recipe for something quick that you can do without much thinking or maybe I should put it like this, something you can do while you think about something else and then this is a perfect thing to do. I love hard-boiled eggs with fillings, it is a summer favourite and the good thing is that you don’t need to have a lot of ingredients to make a tasty filled egg! These olive paste filled eggs are great examples of this, all you need is olive paste, bought or quickly made at home, and eggs.

Olive Eggs

OLIVE EGGS
10 eggs/20 egg-halves

10 eggs
150 g/ 5,3 oz black olives without stones
2-3 tsp anchovy paste or 2 anchovy fillets
2 sun-dried tomatoes (soak for 10 minutes in tepid water if they are not soft enough)
1-2 tblsp chopped fresh herbs, I often mix different ones like rosemary, thyme, sage, basil
extra-virgin olive oil

Boil the eggs until they are hard-boiled, the peel and divide them in two.

Put olives, anchovy paste, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh herbs and 1-2 tblsp olive oil in a food processor and blend until you have a smooth cream. If it is too firm, add olive oil until you have the consistency that you like.

Mash the hard-boiled egg yolks with about a tsp of olive paste, form a small ball and put in the hole of each egg white. Ready to serve.

Olive Eggs

L

You might also like: