Egg, Mint and Cucumber Canapés

June 15, 2008 | Chuck
Egg, Mint and Cucumber Canapes

I want to congratulate my friends, Micky and Lawrence, on the birth of their second child, a beautiful baby boy, named Kian. Micky is a great cook and we always look forward to her meals. One of her unique creations is this egg, mint and cucumber canapé. She often makes it for her infamous Christmas party spreads.

The canapés are tasty and super simple to make. They only require cutting up an omelette and slicing a cucumber. Top them with a piece of mint and a splash of hot sauce and voilà. They are light and easy to eat during a party.

I'm keeping it short today, because we just launched Food Gawker. TasteSpotting suddenly shut down this past Friday. There is speculation that it will return, but until then we created a TasteSpotting clone to satisfy people's need to gawk at beautiful food each day. So check out Food Gawker to see great pictures and discover new food bloggers!

Egg, Mint and Cucumber Canape

Egg, Mint and Cucumber Canapé Recipe


SND Note: Hot sauce or chili garlic sauce are completely optional. I like everything spicy, but the hot sauce may overpower the subtle flavors of the cucumber and egg.

Ingredients
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 small bunch of fresh mint leaves, washed and dried
  • Favorite hot sauce or chili garlic sauce (optional)
Directions
  1. Cut English cucumber into 1/4 inch slices. In a small bowl whisk together eggs, salt and pepper. In a 10 inch non-stick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the eggs and make a flat omelette; flip when the bottom is set, but don't over brown. Remove when done and set on cutting board.
  2. Cut the eggs into 1 inch squares and place on top of cucumber slices. Salt and pepper to taste and garnish with a piece of mint. Drizzle your favorite hot sauce onto each canapé and serve.

Makes 8-10 servings when served with other hors d'oeuvres

[tags]canape, eggs, mint, cucumber, easy[/tags]

21 Comments on “Egg, Mint and Cucumber Canapés”

  1. Nicisme said:

    Firstly – thanks for putting up Food Gawker, and so quickly. It’s great to discover new food blogs through the fab photos.
    Secondly – can’t believe I didn’t find your blog before, you have super recipes and I shall enjoy going through them.
    Thanks again!

  2. I LOVE these – well done!

    Great story-boarding of the process… each of these photos is a beautiful image in its own right.

  3. Everything tastes better with hot sauce! And thanks for Food Gawker.

  4. Erin said:

    I have egg “issues” due to my control freak nature and a squeamishness about undercooked egg potential, but I think these look phenomenal!

  5. Nicole said:

    Cucumber rounds are great for quick and easy canapes. Some other suggestions that I have used are:

    Chunks of hot smoked trout marinated in olive oil, lemon, dill and preserved lemon.

    Cream cheese rolled in smoked salmon

    Raw tuna marinated in wasabi, soy and rice wine vinegar.

    Sorry, I can’t post recipes I just make as I go.

  6. Hillary said:

    I was sold when I read you added hot sauce! Nice touch…I could eat hot sauce on ANYTHING!

  7. n?i niêu said:

    I am so glad I found this blog. Great photos and fabulous foods! The cucumber, egg and mint are the perfect combination, I think. Can’t wait to try this!

  8. foodgawker = awesome = thank you! i was seriously bummed about tastespotting (especially since they finally seemed to be liking my photos!)

  9. Pille said:

    That’s a great-looking canapé!

  10. canarygirl said:

    Wow, these look incredible! And FoodGawker is wonderful!!

  11. nina said:

    What a lovely little starter. I would never have thought of that. Amazing!!!! I found Foodgawker and registered – Thank you so much!!!

  12. Zita said:

    It’s so simple, but yet a perfect flavors combination, fullness of the omelette, moistness of cucumbesr and fresh scent of mint…superb!

  13. Donald said:

    I am always looking for a great starter when entertaining. This is a perfect dish. Tasty and easy! It sure beats cucumber finger sandwiches; so cliche.

    Great dish!

  14. Madeline said:

    I am amazed! How in the world are you able to keep posting here AND keep up with Foodgawker?!!! Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy you are because these look fabulous, but really, I think we’re all really impressed with the work you are doing, I know I am. Thanks for all of it!

  15. Helen said:

    Yum yum yum! Sometimes simplicity is the most delicious way.

  16. I had a similar tapas in Spain, but it’s patato omelet cut in little squares on a toast. Pretty eye candy.

  17. Karen said:

    These little canapes are so pretty. I know they must be tasty.
    I might just have to steal these for my next party!

  18. So elegant! I could veganize these with a vegan “omelette”. Thanks for inspiration from the gorgeous photo.

  19. Ivy said:

    I really like how gourmet these look. But, how simple they are to make.
    I never though egg and cucmber would go together. I’ll have to try these for a party sometime. :)

  20. Rudy said:

    What I enjoy most about your blog is the ‘spread': something for everyone, regardless of taste, diet, and experience. These canapes sound like a great idea on short notice.

  21. Sophie said:

    What a perfect appetizer or light snack. The colors and flavors are unique and fresh, the perfect combination of textures and exciting tastes :). We would really love to feature your recipe on our kitchen digital recipe reader. Please email me back if you’re interested (you can also check out our website link). Have a great weekend!

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