Porcupine Party Piece
This is a great way to present crudités for a party, children’s or adults. I would normally have used home-made hummus for something like this but each week I try something new and this week it was the dip’s turn!
I cooked cauliflower by cutting it into very small pieces and then roasting it in a tray until it went a bit brown (hence the colour of the dip). I added a bit of milk to make it into a puree, added a few herbs and it was delicious. All the boys gave it a thumbs up for taste and texture and voted it a repeat dish.
So here is my fun food, party piece porcupine that I may just present at the next school function requiring a share plate ……
– Dip (I used roasted cauliflower puree) but hummus or alternative would work too
– Crudites – I used carrot and celery but any veg that can be cut into strips is good
– I used a small tomato, slice of cucumber and an olive for the face
– I cut a piece of carrot for the feet
1. Mould the dip into a body shape (I use spoon, knife and fingers).
2. Add a nose and then frame with a small tomato cut into half for eyes.
3. Slice carrot and celery thinly and “spike” at the ends. Insert into the body of the porcupine.
4. Keep adding spines all across the back until it’s covered in carrot and celery.
5. I used cucumber slices to make the inside of the eyes then cut an olive to make the pupils and nose.
6. Next I gave her some legs.
7. Added some carrot feet.
8. And she is ready to grace the centre of the table. Dig in …..
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