Monday, April 2, 2018

Easter Eggs and Easter is Over, Now What?

Easter, Easter Eggs, Colored, Colorful  It is the day after Easter and your kids have eaten all the chocolate rabbits, marshmallow chicks, and candy but you are left with all those dyed eggs to use.  There are so many times people are willing to eat regular hard boiled eggs with salt.  So what do you do?

1.  You can use the eggs to make egg salad sandwiches.  Mash the eggs, add a bit of mayo (I prefer Miracle Whip because its a bit spicier), mustard, relish, salt, and pepper.  You might want to try a bit of curry to make it a curried egg salad sandwich, or mixed herbs, or perhaps chopped onion and celery.

2. Add to your green salad by slicing or chopping the egg.  Throw in a bit of chopped ham, cheese, or croutons to add flavor and body.  You could also add the chopped or sliced egg with a grain salad or a pasta salad for added protein.

3. Of course there is always the classic deviled eggs, someone always brings to potluck dinners.  Some folks add a bit of chili pepper so it has a bite, otherwise most people use a bit of mayo and mustard to the yokes, topped with a bit of salt and pepper and stuff the egg whites again.

4. How about chopping the hard boiled eggs up, adding a bit of spicing and place in your breakfast burrito with beans, rice, cheese, veggies, bacon, ham, or sausage all wrapped in a lovely flour or corn tortilla.  For a bit of excitement, finish with a roasted tomato salsa.

5.  My mother's favorite was to whip up a white sauce with a bit of garlic, salt and pepper, add chopped hard boiled eggs to the mix, serve over a buttered toast with a sprinkle of cheese on top.  My mother called it "Creamed eggs on toast."

6. Make some Pad Thai, or some sort of fried rice and finish it off with chopped eggs instead.  You get the same basic dish without frying or scrambling the eggs.

7. Make scotch eggs out of the peeled hard boiled egg surrounded by sausage and covered with bread crumbs or panko crumbs and then either deep fried or baked to save calories.  These are great in your bag lunch.

8. Don't forget to make potato salad for dinner with cooked potatoes, chopped eggs, maybe some bacon or tuna, topped with your favorite potato salad dressing. 

9. You could always make toast, top it with avocado, and sliced eggs for a quick breakfast.  If you want to add a bit of saltiness, throw in some thinly sliced ham.

10.  Toast a crumpet or English muffin, cover with a slice of ham, slice eggs on top of that and cover with a hollandaise sauce for a different breakfast treat.

Let me know what you think.  I'd love to hear and if there are any traditional ways you use hard boiled eggs up after Easter, please share.

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