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Torte, Egg Avocado (P, KLP, TNT)
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Serves: 12

12 hardboiled eggs, peeled
4 ripe avocados
6 green onions, chopped, both white and firm green parts
1/4 to 1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 package KLP gelatin
Salt, pepper, celery salt

Mash eggs with 3 chopped green onions and 1/4 cup mayonnaise (Can add more if necessary). Season to taste.

Dissolve 1/2 package of gelatin in 2 tablespoons of water (I microwave for 15 seconds) and mix with egg mixture.

Grease a 7" or 8" springform pan and pack egg mix on bottom. Refrigerate.

Puree 3 avocados and sprinkle with hot sauce (optional). Cube avocado and mix with puree and rest of green onions. Season to taste. Dissolve rest of package of gelatin and mix carefully with avocado. Spoon on top of egg salad. Refrigerate until firm.

Unmold and serve as appetizer with Passover crackers or matzo.

For Dairy Meals:
Mix 8 oz. of sour cream with 1 package of dissolved gelatin and spoon on top to make a 3 Layer " cake". To make it really special, top with well washed and drained caviar. (If you ever put black caviar on top of white sour cream without washing, you'd understand why I make a point of this!)

Poster's Notes:
My in-laws were from a small town near Kiev. Their Seders always included the "egg game", the highlight of the evening. It's a little difficult to describe, but after the fish and the soup, everyone gets a hardboiled egg with intact shell. Each egg has a pointed side and a round side. The goal of the game is to end up with the only intact shell. Each person holds his egg so that the round side is showing. He turns to his neighbor and they hit the round sides together. Only one will crack. Then they turn the eggs around to the pointed side and do the same thing. When both ends are cracked, the person peels and eats (or saves) the egg. People with uncracked round or pointed sides continue around the table challenging each other until there is only one egg left uncracked. That person is the winner! Since we have about 25-30 participants, I end up with a LOT of eggs! This recipe is a result of trying to recycle the eggs.

Now I write each person's name on each egg. I found egg holders in the shape of chickens at Michaels one year and put the eggs in them to use as name tags. It adds a touch of whimsy to the table. Of course, I end up with another dozen eggs after the second Seder, but that's another story.

Posted by Judith Sobel

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A