This is made with a bed of lettuce leaves and a hard-boiled egg to represent the center of the flower. Peel the egg under water, and then cut through the white, lengthwise, in strips, leaving a little uncut at the top and bottom to hold the strips together. Then wrap in a warm damp cloth till required.
Lay small lettuce leaves in a plate, tips outward, so as to represent curled leaves; then take the egg, still covered with the damp cloth, and press it gently together, endwise, causing the strips to open, exposing the yellow. Put the egg in the center of the bed of lettuce, and serve with a French dressing.