I arrived in Stuttgart last September and one of the first curiosities I noticed in the supermarkets’ fresh egg section was colored eggs. I thought to myself, that’s bizarre, I wonder what the deal is, then incuriously turned the page.
Later on I happened upon a blog, I forget which one, that explained that the colored eggs in Germany were hard boiled eggs. Huh, I thought, that can’t be good. They’ll probably be hard to peel and have that unsightly greenish/black ring around the yolk.
Easy to peel.
Still, what do they do with all these eggs? They take them on picnics. These are called picnic eggs and apparently, the Germans are so busy going on picnics that they don’t have time to boil eggs If I could only convince them to boil quail eggs.
8 hard boiled eggs, chopped
2 tbsp chives, chopped
1 celery branch, sliced
1 1/2 tbsp French cornichons, chopped
1 heaping tbsp grain mustard
Salt and pepper
Mayonnaise to desired consistency
Mix everything together and mound on bread slices.