Eggy Halloween

Eggy Halloween

Kids will love decorating this snake for Halloween.

Bagel Snake

Serves 4
Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 10 mins

Tuna salad topping
1 x 200g can of tuna in oil (drained)
2 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp crème fraiche or Greek yoghurt
2 scallions, finely sliced

Egg salad topping
2 to 3 large hard boiled British Lion eggs (8 minutes)
3 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp snipped fresh chives
3 tbsp salad cress
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Decoration
cherry tomatoes, halved
chives
1 stuffed olive, sliced
strip of sweet pepper

Method

  1. Slice the bagels in half and then cut each half down the centre to form a semi circle.  Cut out the head of the snake from one of the pieces of bagel and the tail from another. Mix the ingredients for the tuna salad topping and mix the ingredients for the egg salad topping. Spread half the bagels with tuna and half with egg.
  2. Decorate the tuna topping with halved cherry tomatoes and the egg topping with strips of chives arranged in a criss cross pattern. Arrange the bagels to form the body of a snake. Then attach the head to the snake’s body and arrange two slices of stuffed olive to form the eyes and cut out a forked tongue from the strip of sweet pepper.

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