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Gin and Tonic, Low-Calorie Deviled Eggs

12 hard-cooked eggs
1 medium cucumber
6 radishes
4 tablespoons minced onion
¼ cup imitation mayonnaise
1 teaspoon dillweed
2 tablespoons chopped dill pickle

Peel hard-cooked eggs and slice in half lengthwise; remove yolks and set aside for later use (see note, below). Peel cucumber, split in half, scoop out seeds and discard; dice cumber flesh.

Trim radishes and dice. Mix cucumber, radishes, onion, imitation mayonnaise, dillweed, and chopped picked together; if desired, add hot sauce or curry powder for stronger flavor. Spoon mixture into cooked egg whites and serve.

Note: Egg yolks are not extraordinarily high in calories; the average egg contains only 80 calories, and most of the deviled egg recipes in this section contain only 50-60 calories per deviled egg half.

However, egg yolks are high in cholesterol, and using the yolkless recipe above eliminates cholesterol altogether and reduces the number of calories per deviled egg half to about 20.

Leftover yolks may be crumbled and added to casseroles and salads or sprinkled over soups or cooked green vegetables when calories and cholesterol are of little concern.

Copyright © 1977 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Gin & Tonic with Snails in Green Garlic Butter

Snails in Green Garlic Butter

2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh spinach
3 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
5 anchovy fillets
6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pine nuts
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon Pernod
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 dozen snails with shells*
1/2 cup dry white wine

Preheat oven to 425 F. Purée parsley, spinach, onions, anchovies, garlic and nuts in food processor or pass through fine blade of a meat grinder. Soften butter and blend into puréed mixture; add salt, white pepper, Pernod, hot sauce, and lemon juice. Beat well to mix thoroughly.

Yield: 2 cups

Place 1/2 teaspoon garlic-butter mixture into snail shell; stuff snail into shell and top with additional 1/2 teaspoon garlic butter mixture. Repeat with remaining snails and shells.

Arrange on baking sheet or individual snail plates; sprinkle white wine over and bake for 10 minutes. Serve hot with fish fork and snail clamps.

*Canned, imported French snails may be used; used either real snail shells or ceramic ones; or little French butter crocks. Individual snail plates and clamps are available at gourmet shops; they hold pockets for 6 snails per plate.

The 2 in 1 International Recipe Card Collection. Copyright© 1977 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.