I titled this instructable the way I did because Mikasaurus has posted many dinosaur themed tutorials that are totally awesome and he has inspired me to give it a try. I did a search and did not find anything on the internet close to this idea. This tutorial will show how you can make the shell from an avocado into a food prop for dip or Jell-O. Lets get started!
Step 1: Ingredients and Supplies
Jell-0 I used pineapple
Avocado choose those that have a lot of bumps and character
and buy a couple of reduced priced ones for practice.
Favorite avocado dip recipe and chips
Greenery such as lettuce, parsley, carrot tops, or mint
Paint mixing tool
Small dinosaurs (mine were a little too big)
Bowls, cutting board, ladle, lint free towel, cutting tool, and plate
Step 2: Prep Work
Avocados, greenery, paint mixer, and dinosaurs.
Dry with a lint free towel.
Step 3: Make Jello Filling
Follow the instructions for making Jell-0.
Set aside while you cut the avocados.
Step 4: Cutting Avacado for Jello Eggs
Cut the avocados as shown but be sure to leave the stem in place or you will have a hole and the Jell-O will leak out.
Remove the inside and place in a bowl.
Completely clean the inside of the avocados making sure there is no residue and dry.
If you do not wish to use a dinosaur, you can cut the avocado like the last picture instead.
Step 5: Filling Avacado With Jello
Place the avocado skin in a small bowl and support it against the side of the bowl, you may need a small lid to secure it.
Ladle the Jell-0 into the egg filling it to the top.
Place it in the refrigerator to chill until it firms up a bit.
Remove the egg from the refrigerator and position the dinosaur inside as shown.
Put it in the refrigerator until it is firm.
Step 6: Making and Filling Avacado With Dip
Make your favorite avocado dip using the power drill with the paint ( stir ) attachment.
Mix until well incorporated.
Place the egg in a bowl and fill it 3/4 of the way.
Insert the dinosaur and position as you like.
I cut a sliver of a tomato to place inside the dinosaurs mouth.
Add more dip and level off and wipe any dip off the sides of the egg with a paper towel.
Step 7: Plating
Decorating the plate:
Arrange the dinosaur eggs on a plate adding the greenery or chips.
You can stick the mint in the back of the dinosaur to give it a jungle appearance, we like it better that way.
You may notice that I did not use the best avocados. I used the ripest ones because I had to test the idea and I thought they turned out very nicely. The best ones were not ripe enough.
Step 8: Sunshiine' Final Thoughts
Penolopy suggested using ferns or frons as a background for the egg. You could make a card with a picture of a fron or fern and stick it behind the egg. Oh that would be pretty. I hope this inspires you to try and make these. They did not take that long to make if you already have the dip or Jell-0 made. I am entering these into 2 contest, if you love it please vote top right when the vote button is available; thanks in advance.
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