Bird Nests

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

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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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

bird nests


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.

  • Carrot
  • 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,

xxx Tasty Game

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