We’ve been told that after the age of 1, we should try to introduce eggs to Bubba ahead of her MMR jab. Yes, that dreaded MMR jab. <shudders just thinking about it>
So ahead of that, we decided to slowly introduce Bubba to eggs. This was a fancy meal that the Man prepped for his little girl one evening. We adapted the recipe from Alain Ducasse’s cookbook for kids.
Potato, Asparagus and Egg
(adapted from Alain Ducasse’s recipe which actually was for quail egg but we switched it)
Ideal for babies above 10 months
Prepare the potato and the asparagus:
– We steamed 1 large potato and tips from 2 green asparagus till tender.
Prepare the egg:
– Bring water to boil in saucepan and cook egg until hard.
– Once egg is cooked, cool under cold running water and peel. Remove the yolk and mash it with a fork, set aside on small plate.
Prepare the puree:
– With a masher, mash the potato. Add 1 teaspoon of unsalted butter and thin the puree with a little milk or formula. Don’t add any salt.
– Spoon the mashed potato onto a plate. Make a little hollow in the center and place the mashed egg in it.
– Cut the asparagus tips in half lengthwise and stand them in the mashed potato, around the egg.
Ta-dah.. presenting the Man’s dish to Bubba!
How did it go down with the little food critic? Well, she took a while to warm up to the idea of having mashed potatoes with egg and asparagus. The dish was considered a tad bit fanciful and she preferred to use her hand to play with the dish. She wasn’t a fan of all things mash so guess who happily relished this up?