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Latvian Mushroom Egg (Ola Sēne) Recipe
Straight from the kitchen of CTK founder Rachel Dory's Latvian mother Mary, this recipe is a fun way to create a “mushroom” that your kids will love!
Real mushrooms are a common ingredient in the Latvian kitchen and used in a wide variety of traditional Latvian dishes.
Though not an "authentic" Latvian dish, this is a great way to entice your young child into eating some healthy food - as well as teaching them a little something about mushrooms, and Latvia!
- 1 Hard boiled egg
- ½ Roma tomato (with seeds and pulp scooped out)
- 1 teaspoon cream cheese
- Lettuce for garnish
- A plastic baggie
- Boil, cool and peel the hard boiled egg.
- Cut Roma tomato in half and scoop out pulp and seeds.
- Cut little slice from bottom of hard boiled egg to help it stand up (hint: dab of cream cheese on the dish can help it stand up).
- Place ½ of the tomato on top of the egg.
- To make dots on the tomato to make it look like a mushroom, snip a corner off of the baggie and stuff the cream cheese in the baggie. Make dots as you squeeze the baggie.
- Add lettuce on bottom of dish as a garnish.
Learn more about mushrooms
This recipe was submitted from the kitchen of the Circletime Kids founder's mother, Mary Sue Carpenter!