3 Easy Uses for Leftover Easter Eggs
The Easter bunny has come and gone, and the eggs, which have been hard-boiled and dyed with nontoxic coloring, now sit in the fridge waiting to be put to good use. Don’t let those eggs go to waste. Here are three tasty uses for your leftover Easter eggs:
1. Egg salad
This may be an obvious solution for your excess eggs, but that doesn’t mean eating egg salad is any less enjoyable. Martha Stewart’s classic egg salad recipe calls for peeled and coarsely chopped hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, chopped celery, Dijon mustard, hot-pepper sauce, salt and pepper. Eat this on a sandwich with some lettuce or watercress for lunch. If you are tired of the same old egg salad, try to incorporate some non-traditional ingredients like curry, craw fish, cilantro or cucumber. Plus, if you are feeling creative, you can always make your own mayo.
2. Deviled eggs
Making deviled eggs leaves a lot of room for creativity. You can always go for the traditional picnic-style hard-boiled eggs. Simply Recipes.com calls for Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, minced onion or shallot, Tabasco, salt, pepper and paprika. Eating Well suggests replacing some of the egg yolks with nonfat cottage cheese to reduce some of the fat. You can also throw in some shredded cheddar and crumbled bacon strips.
3. Toss them in a salad
Making a colorful classic Cobb salad is a great way to use leftover hard-boiled eggs. Chow dot com’s recipe calls for coarsely-chopped romaine, watercress and Bibb lettuce, smoked turkey, tomato, crumbled blue cheese, avocado, hard-boiled eggs and scallions. Make a spinach salad with some crumbled egg yolks or pieces of hard-boiled egg.
I don’t know about you but I could eat deviled eggs all day, and if you need to make quick work of the old Easter eggs before they go bad then these 3 easy solutions should do the trick! Oh, and we are very open to sharing with you! Lol