Filled Eggs

dsc01195Easters in Estonian ” Lihavõtted”. which mean in direct transaltion: take a meat, have a meat. Probably because after long winter was again possibility to eat some meat.

As probably everywhere we have tradition to paint eggs. My generations do not use synthetic colors, we paint eggs with onion skins or birch leaves.

And one more interesting fact. In Estonia we have day off only 14th of April.  We want to work so much..:)…

Filled Eggs can not miss from Estonian festive menu.

You can keep eggs simple, as in my picture. Or you can make them fancy, add some shrimps, caviar, fill eggs  by using squirt.

Filled Eggs

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Filled Eggs are Mandatory snack in Estonian Festive menu


  • 3 hard-boiled eggs (15 min in cold water)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise


  1. Boil the eggs  for 10 minutes and pour cold water on to boiled eggs so that the shells can be removed more easily
  2. [caption id="attachment_2396" align="alignright" width="206"]munad decorated by Kertu[/caption]


  3. Take butter in to room temperature
  4. Peel the eggs and cut them in to half
  5. Remove very carefully the egg yolks
  6. Smash yolks with butter
  7. Mix with mayonnaise while mixture is light and creamy
  8. If needed, season with additional mustard, pepper or salt
  9. Fill egg whites, Decorate.

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15 thoughts on “Filled Eggs

    1. I believe this. Before syntetic colours probably everywere used plants and flowers . Thank you sharing. This is interesting to know.


    1. red cabbage is the most ineresting thing. It is seems purple, but result is blue 🙂 🙂
      Turmeric is not very common in Estonia, but one more option is to use yarn, to get for example this yellow color 🙂

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    1. I have some statistics, that estonians are less religion people in the world :).. But anyway, this is good to have day off and holiday. So, I will celebrate thinking about you 🙂 🙂


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