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NUTRITIOUS RECIPES FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS

I’m excited to introduce you to a fun and tasty new recipe – the hard-boiled egg burger. It’s perfect for picnics and lunchboxes, and if you’re watching your carb intake, this is definitely one to keep in your back pocket.

Think of it like a mini burger, but instead of buns, we’re using hard-boiled eggs. It’s a delicious breakfast or snack idea that’s super versatile. I can’t wait to show you all the different ways you can enjoy it! Let’s get cooking!

Ingredients

For 2 pax, suitable for 2 years old and above

  • 5 large eggs
  • 5 slices of luncheon meat
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced into semi-circle slices
  • 2 slices of cheese, cut into small squares (approximately the size of the hard-boiled egg)
  • Handful of lettuce leaves
  • Mayonnaise (Kewpie brand recommended)
  • Black sesame seeds (for garnish)
  • Cute toothpicks (for assembly)

Step By Step

  1. Boil the Eggs: Place the eggs in a saucepan and cover them with water. Bring the water to a gentle boil over medium heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let the eggs simmer for about 9-10 minutes for a slightly creamy yolk or 12-13 minutes for a firmer yolk.
    Once done, transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water to cool. Once cool, peel the eggs and set them aside.
  2. Prepare the Luncheon Meat: Slice the luncheon meat into thin slices. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and drizzle a bit of olive oil.
    Fry the luncheon meat slices until they turn golden brown on both sides. Set aside.
  3. Get the Ingredients Ready: Slice the tomatoes into semi-circle slices. Cut the cheese into small squares, roughly the same size as the hard-boiled eggs. Hand-tear the lettuce into manageable pieces.
  4. Assemble the Egg Burgers: Start by cutting each hard-boiled egg in half lengthwise. Place a lettuce leaf on the bottom half of the egg.
    Squeeze a dollop of mayonnaise on the lettuce.
    Layer a slice of tomato, followed by a slice of fried luncheon meat, and a square of cheese. Add another lettuce leaf on top of the cheese.
  5. Complete the Burger: Carefully place the other half of the hard-boiled egg on top to complete the “burger.”
  6. Garnish and Serve: If desired, sprinkle a pinch of black sesame seeds on top of the egg for a pop of color. To hold everything together, use a cute toothpick inserted through the center of the egg burger.

Tip: You may add a splash of vinegar when boiling the eggs to make eggshells less likely to stick.

Creative Fillings

You can switch things up with your little one’s favorite ingredients! Check out these ideas to spark your creativity:

  1. Avocado Shrimp Egg-Burger: Ideal if your little one loves seafood!
  2. Beef Patty Egg-Burger: A classic choice that’s always satisfying.
  3. Portabella Spam Egg-Burger: A twist for those who like something different.

But wait, you can switch up the sauces too!

Besides mayonnaise, you can try tangy BBQ sauce for a kick, a drizzle of honey mustard for a hint of sweetness, or Little B’s favorite – good’ol ketchup. You can never go wrong with ketchup and egg.

What to Pair it with?

When it comes to hardboiled eggs, they can sometimes be a bit dry. That’s why I like to pair them with some comforting congee, a warm soup, or even a simple bowl of cereal. It’s all about finding that tasty balance! These are some of Little B’s favorite breakfast and lunch choices.


For Breakfast ( on the left ) – Hard Boiled Egg Burger with a hearty bowl of “Mai Pian” or another word for cereal.

“Mai pian,” a Chinese rice-based cereal, shares a comforting warmth with Western oatmeal, yet distinguishes itself with a slightly watery consistency that contrasts the thick and hearty texture of oatmeal.

For Lunch ( on the right ) – A simple yet delightful Hard Boiled Egg Burger alongside homemade tomato soup. The sweetness and tanginess of the soup make it a perfect match that kids really enjoy.

How to Serve?

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Add a Touch of Heat? Definitely! A sprinkle of mild chili flakes or a dash of paprika adds a subtle kick without overwhelming the delicate flavors.

Can I Serve These Cold? Absolutely, these egg burgers are versatile. Enjoy them cold for a refreshing snack option on warmer days.

Can I Store Leftovers? You sure can! Pop any extra egg burgers into an airtight container and refrigerate. These egg burgers can hang out in your fridge for about 2-3 days. Just make sure they’re properly covered to keep them fresh.

Can I Pack These for Lunchbox? Absolutely! These egg burgers are perfect for lunchbox! Pack them up with a small ice pack to keep them fresh until lunchtime.

How Can I Make These Interactive for Kids? Get creative and let the kids build their own egg burgers with a spread of ingredients laid out – it’s like edible art!

Remember, there’s no limit to how you can make these egg burgers fit your taste and lifestyle.

Hard Boiled Egg Burger

A delicious, versatile breakfast or snack idea with hard boiled eggs as the main ingredient.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 2 children

Equipment

  • 1 Non-stick pan
  • 1 Medium size clear bowl
  • 1 Chopping board
  • Toothpicks For assemblying of the mini-burgers

Ingredients
  

  • 5 Large eggs
  • 5 slices Luncheon meat
  • Olive oil light drizzle
  • 2 Tomatoes sliced into semi-circle shape
  • 2 slices Cheese cut into small squares (approximately the size of the hard-boiled egg)
  • Lettuce leaves handful
  • Mayonnaise (Kewpie brand recommended)
  • Black sesame seeds for garnishing

Instructions
 

  • Boil the Eggs: 
    Place the eggs in a saucepan and cover them with water. Bring the water to a gentle boil over medium heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let the eggs simmer for about 9-10 minutes for a slightly creamy yolk or 12-13 minutes for a firmer yolk.
    Once done, transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water to cool. Once cool, peel the eggs and set them aside.
  • Prepare the Luncheon Meat: 
    Slice the luncheon meat into thin slices. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and drizzle a bit of olive oil.Fry the luncheon meat slices until they turn golden brown on both sides. Set aside.
  • Get the Ingredients Ready: 
    Slice the tomatoes into semi-circle slices. Cut the cheese into small squares, roughly the same size as the hard-boiled eggs. Hand-tear the lettuce into manageable pieces.
  • Assemble the Egg Burgers: 
    Start by cutting each hard-boiled egg in half lengthwise. Place a lettuce leaf on the bottom half of the egg.Squeeze a dollop of mayonnaise on the lettuce.Layer a slice of tomato, followed by a slice of fried luncheon meat, and a square of cheese. Add another lettuce leaf on top of the cheese.
  • Complete the Burger: 
    Carefully place the other half of the hard-boiled egg on top to complete the “burger.”
  • Garnish and Serve: 
    If desired, sprinkle a pinch of black sesame seeds on top of the egg for a pop of color. To hold everything together, use a cute toothpick inserted through the center of the egg burger.
Keyword burger, eggs

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