How To Prepare Bird’s Nest Salad
2 broad leaves of lettuce
1 long thin carrot
1 hard-boiled egg
1 tablespoon sweet corn
2 pinches of ground black pepper
½ of a small cucumber
1 Irish potato
1 teaspoon mayonnaise
1 table spoon Heinz Salad Cream
Olive oil (optional)
For a low carb version skip the carrots or use a very small quantity, skip the Irish potato, sweet corn and Heinz Salad Cream.
I did not even use up all the lettuce said above. I simply reduce out from the longest parts of the leaves.
To get lengthy thin strands, you need a long carrot and the carrot ought to be tender, not the fibrous kind.
Use any salad dressing of your choice.
Before you prepare
All the vegetables want to be rinsed thoroughly.
Cook the egg until tough, peel and reduce into 2. See: How to make Perfect Hard-boiled Eggs for how to cook dinner the correct hard-boiled egg with wet egg yolks, peels without problems, with no ugly inexperienced/gray ring across the egg yolk.
Lay the lettuce flat on the reducing board and cut into lengthy skinny strands. It is first-rate to reduce alongside the vein of the leaves.
Scrape the carrot and reduce into long thin strands. Grate the last portions that are not long enough into small pieces.
Boil a few water and dip the long thin strands of carrots in it for approximately 30 seconds. This is so that they’ll melt and bend without problems.
Peel and reduce the potato into small cubes. Then cook dinner till completed but hard to bite. This does now not take a good deal time so watch it in order that the portions do no longer come to be too smooth. Pour in a sieve or colander to drain.
Peel, put off the seeds and cut the cucumber into the equal size of cubes as the potato. I peel the cucumber in stripes for some green shade.
Place the diced potatoes, cucumber, grated carrots and sweet corn in a bowl and stir until the whole lot is blended. Add the salad cream and mayonnaise and stir very well.
Transfer to the serving plate.
Arrange the long thin lettuce around the aggregate of potatoes, grated carrots, cucumber and sweet corn, leaving a few space inside the middle.
Arrange the smooth long skinny carrots inside the circle created by using the lettuce.
Sprinkle the black pepper on top.
Spray olive oil on everything (non-compulsory) then place the halved difficult-boiled egg on pinnacle.