The bird nests are a childhood memory. My Mum used to make them often for special occasions. She called them birds nests, because of their look. I am happy to share the recipe with you and I hope you`ll like it.
Bird nests shaped beef lunch/dinner meal.
- 500 g Beef mince
- 3 Eggs (divided)
- 3 Spring onions
- 1 Carrot
- 2 Pickles (or 4 minis)
- 30 g Emmental cheese
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Black pepper
- 1 tbsp Parmesan
- Fresh Parsley
1. Boil two of the eggs and the carrot for 8 minutes.
2. Peel the eggs carefully, and divide them into to even halves (as shown in the video below).
3. Cut the following ingredients into 4 even sticks.
- Pickles (if you use large ones)
- Emmental cheese
4. Prepare the mince.
- Chop the spring onions and the parsley.
- Place the beef mince in a large bowl.
- Add the chopped onions and parsley, followed by the raw egg, salt, pepper, paprika, and parmesan.
- Mix until homogeneous.
5. Start making the nests.
- Divide the mince into 4 even parts.
- Shape a ball out of each part.
- Make a hole in the middle of each ball (check the video below).
- Add one piece of carrot, pickle, and Emmental at the bottom of each hole.
- Put a half boiled egg on the top of each nest.
- Carefully close with the mince, leaving the top of the egg whites out.
6. Bake for 30 minutes at 200°C.
Some tips from me:
– Place a bit of kitchen foil over the egg white tops, to keep them nice and soft.
– You can totally improvise with the garnish. This time I`ve made sweet potato mash, but you can replace it with some roast vegetables, regular mash, fresh salad, or even chips.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe and I would love to hear from you in the comments below.
Very best wishes,