Are you hosting a party and want to serve a snack? Do you like salty snacks but dislike cheese too? Ok we're in the same boat, and it serves caviar. Take a stab at my easy, tasty, and impressive caviar pie. It has never let me down, including next-day-hangover-brunch.
Here's what you'll need:
- Springform pan(s) - You can use one large 12 inch diameter one or mini ones. Just make sure your diameter adds up to 12 inches. The benefit of small ones is that you can serve them in different places around the room, or replace a mostly eaten pie with a new untouched one.
- 4 hardboiled eggs
- a sweet yellow onion
- one 8 oz. package cream cheese (softened)
- one 8 oz. package sour cream
- caviar. I would aim between 4-6 oz. depending on the variety. I also wouldn't waste the good stuff on this recipe because of all the other strong flavors going on here.
I really hope you're the kind of cooker that measures loose. I'm what you call a 'casual measurer.' Nobody says that, I made it up, but I think you know what I'm getting at. Anyway, I'm trying to get better at that, so hang with me.
First, chop your onion. Then put aside a cup of minced onion aside in bowl.
Then chop your hardboiled eggs, then you'll add those to the onions.
Add some mayo, just enough to make the onion and chopped eggs stick.
Get a different mixing bowl and start mixing the softened cream cheese and sour cream. You can vary the tartness by adding more or less sour cream. I like mine more tart so I use equal parts sour cream to cream cheese. Basically, I throw in all of both 8 oz. packages.
Next grease your springform pan(s) with unsalted butter.
Start adding your egg/onion mix to the pans. You should have enough to fill your pan(s) half way.
Then fill the rest of your pan(s) with the cream mixture, and refrigerate. The pie will need 3 hours to firm before you remove it from the pan.
Once they are chilled, plate them on whatever you want to serve them on.
Pop open the spring on the pan and slide the bottom out. The you can slip the rest of the form off.
Spread your caviar on top. Remember to use a spoon that is pearl, plastic, or wood. Metal dulls the taste of caviar.
You're done. Now eat that sucker!