5 Ways to Use Leftover Easter Eggs
If your family is anything like mine, you’re about to color at least a dozen eggs per person for Easter. Realistically, this makes no sense, since eggs go bad in a heartbeat and half your family doesn’t even eat them.
But nonetheless, you know it’s going to happen, and you know it’s going to be a huge waste. Or at least, you know it has been a huge waste every other year.
And if your parents are divorced, like mine, you’re also about to have double the amount of eggs. Again, this is very unrealistic. Who in their right mind voluntarily eats two dozen hard-boiled eggs by themselves before they go bad?
Exactly. Not many. (To those of you that do, kudos. Please, share your secrets with us).
The truth is, we all get sick of hard-boiled eggs really quickly, as there’s only so much you can do with them. Well, here are five creative ways to eat your hard-boiled eggs so that they don’t go bad and you don’t spend the rest of your life hating them.
**These recipes are also good ideas for those that don’t necessarily like eggs, as there are plenty of ways out there to season them and use them in recipes that leave the egg taste almost undetectable.**
1. Egg Salad
Many people aren’t familiar with egg salad, but it’s a great way to use up some of those Easter eggs. To make the dish, you smash your hard boiled eggs, mix in some mayonnaise, add salt and pepper to taste (and whatever other spices you wish) and voila!
Some people add chopped, raw onions to the mixture as well for an added crunch. (This isn’t my personal favorite, but it adds flavor to the dish as well, which many individuals prefer.
You can put this on toast, make a sandwich, put it on crackers, toss it on your salad or eat it plain! Whatever way you want it, that’s how you can make it. It’s really far too easy, so no excuses this year!
Plus, it takes a total of five minutes (or less, if you’re a professional) to whip up.
2. Deviled Eggs
This will probably get rid of them the fastest, as they are great snack foods to go with your lunch or dinner.
Deviled eggs require almost no effort — you cut the egg in half (vertically) and pop out the yolk. You’ll want to save the whites for later, as you’ll be filling them with the yolk, mashed up with mayonnaise and any other flavors you want to add.
Some people like them spicy, some like them salty, and some experiment every time they make them — whatever your poison, it’s a quick and easy snack that will start clearing out your fridge quickly.
3. Egg Slices
It really doesn’t get any simpler than this. Many people simply take their hard-boiled eggs, slice them into thin slices, and add these slices to their meals.
Many individuals include eggs on their salads, but you can also put these on toast or English muffins for breakfast in the morning. It’s also a common practice to put them on burgers or to just eat the slices plain as a healthy snack option.
Hard-boiled eggs go very well with any greens that you have, so keep this in mind too! (Again, this is a very healthy option).
Whatever way you use them, egg slices are quick and easy and make a great addition to your snacks/meals.
4. Pickled Eggs
While this isn’t a personal favorite, many individuals enjoy pickled eggs, and it’s another relatively simple way to use them.
You simply take the eggs, put them in a jar of heated vinegar, water, sugar, and spices (your choice), and put it in the fridge while it’s still hot.
Of course, if you take this route, they don’t last very long (1-2 weeks) so you’ll want to eat them quickly.
Pickled eggs can either be eaten as a snack, or many individuals also use them to spice up dinner recipes.
5. Breakfast Casserole
These can pretty much include whatever you want them to, and there are online recipes that call for hard-boiled eggs.
Again, it doesn’t get much easier than a casserole — you simply add the ingredients you want into one dish and bake until you have a meal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the next week. You’ll be sick of the casserole, but at least you won’t be sick of the hard-boiled eggs!
Of course, there are plenty of recipes out there that you can choose from, and with the internet at your fingertips, it’s easier than ever to find them.
So don’t worry about hating hard-boiled eggs after this Sunday, because with these quick and easy recipes, your eggs will be gone in no time and you’ll be craving more just in time for next Easter!
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