Fun Food Recipes

Fun Food Recipes: A menagerie of fun party food ideas like Hard Boiled Egg Mice,

You've heard it before: It's all in the details.

Fun food recipes bring an element of surprise, amusement, amazement and, of course, fun to your party.

Rummage through your kitchen and use things you already have on hand to create foods with awesome presentation. Hard boiled eggs could become mice, bagels become snakes, fried eggs become flowers, your sushi becomes a caterpillar, dessert becomes a pail of sand, and much more. A menagerie of fun party food ideas awaits.

Fun Food Recipes

Hard Boiled Egg Mice

Appetizers, sandwiches, or wine and cheese party, where cheese goes the mice go, a fun food idea indeed. And easy.

Boil the eggs as you would for Deviled Eggs, cool and peel them. Cut them in half lengthwise and place them on a platter yolk side down. Make 2 slits in the top, near the front and insert sliced almonds, or very thinly sliced radishes or carrots for the ears. Use capers, peppercorns, cloves or bits of black olives for the eyes. (You probably don't want to eat the peppercorns and cloves.) The tails can be chives or be fashioned from thin strips of carrot or ham. There's no one right way to make egg mice. Explore the kitchen for eyes, ears and tails.

Flower Power Fried Eggs

Fun Food Recipes: Flower Power Fried Eggs,

For your brunch guests, Flower Power Eggs are fried in bell pepper rings, giving them an amazing boost in flavor and status. They can be a little tricky to prepare, but only a little. Tips and tricks follow.

Choose the gnarliest bell peppers you see, with lots of indentations. That gives them their "flower" look. Core and cut the peppers into 1/2-inch slices, give or take. (Smaller peppers need slightly more height to accommodate the eggs; the opposite for larger peppers.) Heat a little oil in a medium-heat skillet. Cook the pepper rings on one side for 20 to 30 seconds to soften; don't let them brown. Turn and press them down slightly with a spatula. Working with one at a time, break an egg into a ring and immediately hold the ring down with a spatula for a few seconds to keep the egg from seeping under. Some egg will leak out; that's just the way it is. Don't worry about it.

Season and continue cooking the eggs to your desired doneness. Trim away any egg outside the rings. Garnish with a sprinkling of chopped basil or dill if you like and serve immediately.

Fun Food Ideas: Bagel Snake Sandwiches,

Bagel Snakes

Bagel Snakes can be made with all kinds of sandwich fillings, anything you can tuck neatly onto a quarter of a bagel. Slice your bagels in half, top to bottom. Slice those halves in half crosswise. Spread a layer of cream cheese over the insides to anchor the fillings, then top with your desired sandwich makings. Arrange the quarters end to end as shown. Fashion the head out of a dinner roll or spare bagel parts, stuffed olive slices and chives.

You can alternate sandwich toppings if you like, as shown. But one of the most practical approaches is to use chopped "salad sandwich" fillings like chicken salad, shrimp salad, or egg salad for a one-pattern snake. Garnish each section with an "X" of chives, cherry tomato halves, olives, or anything you can think of to complete a pattern.

Three bagels will make 2 average size snakes; make them as long as you like. A table-length snake on a bed of banana leaves is quite effective.

Fun Food: A watermelon frame that stands alone or frames other fruit,

Watermelon Frame

Thank goodness for pictures. A scalloped watermelon frame is easy to assemble but hard to explain without a visual.

Work with 3 slices of watermelon of uniform size. Cut the slices into eighths: quarter the slices evenly then halve the quarters, making 24 wedges in all. Arrange the wedges as shown, 2 points in, 1 point facing out until the shape comes together. Add a second and third tier if you like, shifting the pattern slightly with each layer, like turning a dial. Lovely, doable presentation idea. Use it alone or to frame other fruits.

More Fun Food Recipes

Black Olive Penguins, Sushi Caterpillar, Armadillo Eggs, Dirt Dessert and Nest Eggs.  Just click a pic to get there:

Black Olive Penguins,
Sushi Caterpillar Roll,
Dirt Cake,
Armadillo Eggs,
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Cake Pops and Cake Balls are pretty fun, too.

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