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!
Hard boiled eggs, one per person
A pack of crackers
A few tablespoons of ketchup
- Peel the hard boiled eggs and slice them.
- Spread the crackers on a platter. Top with the slices of hard boiled eggs.
- 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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