E for Eggs on crackers

Now this certainly does not qualify as an heirloom recipe by any stretch of imagination. And no, it didn’t come from my grandmum’s recipe books, though it does come from my mum’s repertoire. That’s excuse enough – because with a theme like Befores and Afters, I can’t not include this one here.

This was one Before that mostly used to be an afterthought. It was put together in haste when we had unexpected friends drop in unannounced for a drink and a chinwag. Yes, they did do that in the good old days. But I digress.

You can use what you have to hand to assemble these – crackers, Monaco, Ritz biscuits, saltines – whatever you call them in your part of the world.

I do think the ketchup on top was just to prove that some effort had gone into it. I remember being served these for an afternoon snack in a hurry. As a child, there was nothing I wouldn’t eat if it was topped with ketchup. Some things never change!


Eggs on Monaco crackers

Eggs on Monaco crackers


Hard boiled eggs, one per person

A pack of crackers

A few tablespoons of ketchup



  1. Peel the hard boiled eggs and slice them.
  2. Spread the crackers on a platter. Top with the slices of hard boiled eggs.
  3. Top with a dollop of ketchup

Enjoy your very fancy Oeufs aux Monaco. 😉


This post is part of the A-to-Z Challenge and I’m blogging all through April on the theme ‘Befores and Afters’. #AtoZchallenge

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6 Responses to E for Eggs on crackers

  1. Shalzzz says:

    God, this is excellent! Thanks for sharing! This is going to be implemented in my next party! <3

  2. Rajlakshmi says:

    Hey I used to eat like this when I was a kid … using those salty Monaco biscuits and sometime Krackjack too. Looks so yummy!!

    Visiting from A to Z Challenge
    Co-host Pam’s Unconventional Alliance Team
    A Whimsical Medley
    Twinkle Eyed Traveller

  3. Sunila Vig says:

    Monica, I couldnt stop looking at the pic 🙂 and the glass flat bottle platter is worth stealing 🙂 Its a definite add to my own repertoire, am sure my lil one will love it though she turns up her nose at boiled eggs, strange coming from one whose mum will eat almost anything and relish it too 😉 . Nice to know its related to your childhood.


    • The Weekend Baker says:

      Thanks, Sunila. Photo credits go to my other half. 🙂 I can empathise with your little one. My sister used to eat the yolks and I had the whites so it worked well for us. 🙂

  4. Indywrites says:

    I like this one, usually i mash the eggs but this is so smart. Elegant to look and so healthy to eat.

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