Les oeufs Mimosa(deviled eggs) for an Easter brunch.

Easter weekend is around our tables.. Families are preparing for visitors, or are preparing to hit the road to family.. We’re doing neither, but we prepare for an Easter brunch le Lundi de Pacques, just the two of us, mon chéri et moi. I have sent a sweet message Upstairs asking for a sunny day, so we can enjoy our lunch outside . But if I don’t get my wish, we will still have our brunch, albeit in the barn. Just as perfect.

Instead of showing Easter chocolate and with our two little hens being so prolific in their egg producing, I decided to do some deviled eggs, or as we call them here in France, Les oeufs Mimosa, reminding of the mimosa flowers which are of the first signs of spring here and it happens all around Easter. I had to do a search about why it is called deviled eggs…

According to Wikipedia it originated in ancient Rome…go figure. Apparently “deviled” referred to the spicy nature of the food.  The deviled egg gourmet has a description of the origin of the term deviled which you can read for some more info. I prefer to call them eggs Mimosa, like we do here in France. We push the hard boiled egg yolk through a fine sieve, having it look like the Mimosa flowers of early spring, which we sprinkle over the filled egg halves, so it looks like we have sprinkled some Mimosa petals over our egg halves. It is a little bit of old French cooking  but still sort of romantic, don’t you think? I revisited the “egg halve” -presentation, serving it with a salad of green vegetable brunoise.

So, without any further ado, I present some Easter Oeufs Mimosa revisités to you!

Suggestions:

  • If you have a rectangle inox shape, it works easy to shape it in the rectangle, I don’t have rectangle ones, but I do plan on getting, they work fantastic!
  • The Mimosa eggs can also be served in “petites verrines“, small glasses. Start off with toasted croutons at the bottom, follow with egg white, then the egg yolk cream en finish by decorating with the “mimosa”( the fine grated egg yolk).
  • OR make an egg sandwich , adding some of the salad to the filling too.
  • OR serve the egg whites and egg yolk cream and salad in small bowls, with toasted bread rounds separately for an aperitif i summer outside by the pool and each one serves himself/herself a small piece of toast with a scoop of whatever he/she feels like  topping up with.

Serves 4 people for starter

..large geese eggs, ordinary chicken eggs and small eggs from my little bantam hens…

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A spring brunch and geese and chicken chronicles.

I’d like you to meet our two new feathered children…Sidonie et Aglaé. They are named after a 70′s French television show, called Sidonie et Aglaé.

They showed up last Sunday and after a week of discovering the farm, they already have their favorite spots and they continue roaming about, following me or the chickens or the cats. They love company and I , of course, love their company too!!

Sidonie et Aglaé

Since I am still in the process of constructing our little lake for the geese and the ducks and the peacocks and….and…, they have to make do with two large bowls for some swimming. Do they complain? On the contrary, looking at the photos below, they are having a ball! Wouldn’t life be wonderful if we all could be happy with so little…?

Camembert, Mimolette et Ciboulette are not disturbed by the newcomers. They do their thing tranquilement, happy as always – the amount of tiny eggs I have at the end of a week, is proof enough! I used their eggs to make some oeufs Mimosas for Easter, to be seen at Myfrenchkitchen, Les oeufs Mimosa, for an Easter brunch.

…Camembert..

…Ciboulette…

…Mimolette…

..and a very simple spring brunch last week with two good friends..

I am showing off my very simple but very wonderful day here…far too many photos of the same thing! But, it was such a glorious midday in early spring and we lingered lazily  under the still-leafless walnut and tilleul trees. I can’t stop reveling in the colors of the spring sky and the sun and the greens of the fields, the color of the air…everything…spring gives me such a kick!

Today is Vendredi  saint, which means for the roman Catholics that it is the Friday of fasting just before Pacques, of spiritual day of rest, peace, restrain from eating and alcohol and just quiet reflection. Many places were closed today, depending on the prefecture of the region. the death of Christ on the cross is celebrated and even Christians are invited to join in this “chemin du croix“. Because we have many friends in the Catholic religion, we too will respect this tradition and we will spend a quiet evening, with salmon, some salad and water and reflection.

 I wish you a wonderful Easter weekend !

à bientôt

Ronelle

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10 responses

  1. A wonderful Easter dish! Really refined and spring-like.

    Those hens are so pretty.

    Happy Easter!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

    06/04/2012 at 17:29

  2. Always a joy to visit (though have been away too long), Ronelle. This looks fabulous and your photos always a joy. Easter Blessings!

    06/04/2012 at 17:31

  3. Always love all here!! Love mimosa eggs look beautiful! and love your pics!! Happy Easter!

    06/04/2012 at 17:33

  4. beautiful pictures. Happy Easter!

    06/04/2012 at 17:43

  5. Your weekend sounds perfect to me. Love your feathered friends and that you’ve named them! They are adorable and so healthy too. I name everything too. Nice to see I’m not the only one….

    I love the idea of the quiet evening observing the Catholic tradition. We all need to stop and relax and there’s no better time than Easter. Happy Easter Ronelle.
    Sam

    07/04/2012 at 12:39

  6. Hope you have the beautiful day and a Happy Easter. I will be playing with your Mimosa eggs – such a sweet name. The hens are beautiful – but the photos of them in the bowls – just made me laugh!

    08/04/2012 at 01:20

  7. Dear Ronelle, as usual your pictures were such a joy to look at and I loved reading about the two newcomers to your family, Sidonie and Aglaé. Glad to see Camembert, Ciboulette, and Mimolette are healthy and happy!

    Your brunch table look so beautiful! Oh, how I wish I could have joined you…!

    Yes, how wonderful our world would be if we could all be happy and content with so little as Sidonie and Aglaé! Ronelle, I still think they have a marvelous life at Coin Perdu with such a mama as you!

    Love
    Ixx

    09/04/2012 at 01:54

  8. What a gorgeous series of photographs…as usual!

    09/04/2012 at 03:27

  9. I so enjoyed your beautiful post and hope that you had a wonderful Easter. I can’t wait to try your oeufs mimosa….they are so beautifully presented.

    09/04/2012 at 19:33

  10. Nice!

    10/04/2012 at 13:05

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