While planning for our holiday menu, I came across this recipe from the tons of recipes I brought from the Philippines. Thanks to my mom who helped me collect them - her legacy to me and of course the love for cooking and baking. Although, I admit I'm not as good as her. I hope someday I maybe able to pass this on to one of my sons and for him to turn into a chef - my dream hehehe. I let them watch Ratatouille over and over again to be interested in cooking.
Anyway, here's the recipe for this version of the traditional Christmas fare - EMBUTIDO for your Noche Buena. I hope you like it.
EASY EMBUTIDO SURPRISE
1/2 kg. ground pork
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup hotdog or SPAM, chopped
1/2 cup grated cheese
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup sandwich spread or mayonnaise and pickle relish
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tsp. seasoning sauce (I only used 1 pork cube here as substitute)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
24 quail eggs, cooked
1. Combine ground pork, carrots, hotdog/SPAM, cheese and breadcrumbs.
2. Add sandwich spread/mayo, ketchup, seasoning, salt and pepper. Mix well.
3. Place mixture in muffin pans and make a hole at the center. Put quail eggs in the middle and cover with more mixture. Bake or steam for 35-40 minutes at 375'C.
For a traditional presentation, place half of the meat mixture in foil and shape into a roll. Arrange quail eggs at the center and cover with remaining meat mixture. Wrap securely in foil. Bake or steam for 30-40 minutes. Chill before slicing.
After baking, it looked like this:
It doesn't only look delicious, it also taste good. Try it. I'm sure your kids will also enjoy this.