Oeufs Mimosa

This is a stunningly simple recipe, either for a light meal or as a starter. We include two variations.

Serves 4


  • 4 free range eggs, hard-boiled
  • 125g white crab meat (or tinned tuna)
  • homemade or good quality mayonnaise
  • fresh parsley to garnish


  1. Cut the hard-boiled eggs in half lengthways.
  2. Take out the yolk, place it in a small dish and break up with a fork.
  3. Mix the crab meat (or tuna) with a small amount of mayonnaise seasoned with sea-salt and black pepper.
  4. Spoon generously into the egg whites.
  5. Sprinkle the yolk over the top and garnish with chopped parsley.


We’ve just tried a new variation of this using Smoked Haddock in a creamy béchamel.

  1. All you need to do is to poach the haddock in milk and then flake it.
  2. Make a white sauce using the haddock milk
  3. Fill your eggs with the mixture.

It is also very good!