Saturday, April 25, 2009

Planetary Frankfurters

Nothing says class and elegance like attractive appetizers, right? Here's the back cover of the GH Appetizer book. (One more day on this, then I'll move on, I promise!) Yes, the toothpicks are really inserted in a basket handle. I would think it would be hard to pick those up, but I usually manage to grab any food I want.
Here is a recipe for Planetary Frankfurters. It defies description.
6 hard-cooked eggs, well chilled
1/4 cup relish-cheese spread (Um, I've never seen that at Target...)
7 drops liquid hot pepper seasoning (oh boy)
1/2 lb. frankfurters
Early in day: Hard-cook, refrigerate, then cut hard-cooked eggs crosswise into 1/4" slices. Select the 25 egg slices with rings of white large enough to encircle a frankfurter. Remove yolk from these slices; set rings aside.
Chop remaining smaller pieces of egg and all egg yolks; combine with cheese spread and pepper seasoning. (What?)
Now cut each frankfurter in half lengthwise (Is this early in day because this will take ALL DAY?); with the cheese mixture, spread cut surface of half of them; top with unspread ones. Scrape off extra filling, then wrap stuffed frankfurters in waxed paper, saran of foil, and refrigerate.
To Serve: Cut each stuffed frankfurter into 5 crosswise pieces; then insert each piece through a hard-cooked egg white ring, pushing a pick through egg white and frankfurter to hold in shape.
Wow. That's a lot of effort for something I am not convinced tastes good.
I'd rather have crackers and cheese myself, but I'd agree I don't have the most sophisticated palate.


Sarah said...

Why are those shrimp floating all over the place? That's so crazy!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

That's pretty labor intensive. I'll bet it was meant for the kids to spread those frankfurters, etc. so that mom could be left alone to cook the rest of the party dishes. The "at the beginning of the day" bit is so that all the flavors blend in, like with a marinade.