31 March 2019

Russian Lada


Via English Russia

Also at that link a clever creation from eggs, radish slices, and ?what for eyes (see below):


Credit for this creation to Key Ingredient (which specifies peppercorns for eyes, and chives for tails).  Hat tip to reader Cobwebs for tracking down the source.

8 comments:

  1. If it's also Russian, it could even be fish eggs (caviar) (there seems to be some color leakage), but more likely peppercorns.

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  2. Caviar was also my first thought. But after thinking about how I'd go about getting it to stay in place I ruled that out. Peppercorns is probably the best guess based on what I can make out in the photo. But I would opt for cloves if I try doing this for my grandkids. Cloves have that little stem which would keep them securely anchored.

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  3. Cloves for eyes?

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  4. The reason I didn't say cloves is that they aren't perfectly round, but have the 4 spiky bits around the center sphere. Also, they're brown, not black. But Russian cloves might be different than what I'm used to.

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  5. Sorta looks like one of the little dears has lost an eye.

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  6. Peppercorn would go good as a flavor with eggs and radish as well as look right.

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  7. Looks like the original photo comes from here, and the recipe specifies peppercorns.

    https://www.keyingredient.com/recipes/2909585032/mice-and-cheese-appetizer/

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    1. Thank you, Cobwebs, for that source information. I've added it to the body of the post.

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