Easters 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 are Mandatory snack in Estonian Festive menu
- 3 hard-boiled eggs (15 min in cold water)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- Boil the eggs for 10 minutes and pour cold water on to boiled eggs so that the shells can be removed more easily
- Take butter in to room temperature
- Peel the eggs and cut them in to half
- Remove very carefully the egg yolks
- Smash yolks with butter
- Mix with mayonnaise while mixture is light and creamy
- If needed, season with additional mustard, pepper or salt
- Fill egg whites, Decorate.
[caption id="attachment_2396" align="alignright" width="206"] decorated by Kertu[/caption]
Soundtrack Nukitsamees ” Rahalaul”