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What to Do With All These Leftover Easter Eggs

I grew up in a craft-filled family, the place each vacation was worthy of do-it-yourself decorations. When Easter got here round, plastic eggs have been hanging from timber, the bunny flag flew, and we dyed baskets filled with eggs. Coloring the eggs stored me and my cousins busy for hours and away from my grandmother within the kitchen, so she might deal with cooking and sharing the most recent household drama. The one downside was that after the vacation, there have been all the time far too many leftover hard-boiled eggs, which my family members and I rapidly bought bored with consuming.

So what do you do with all these boiled eggs? Deviled eggs are completely an choice, however they don’t seem to be the one worthy use for leftover cooked eggs (the identical goes for you, egg salad). Listed below are extra thrilling hard-boiled egg concepts that transcend the fundamentals—sure, I’m calling hard-boiled eggs thrilling and I’m sticking with that. 

Critical Eats / Kelli Solomon


Boiling and Dyeing the Eggs

At the start, to have leftover Easter eggs, you should have dyed some hard-boiled eggs. Take a peek at our egg guide to discover ways to make completely boiled eggs which are additionally simple to peel, then dye them utilizing a store-bought package or with homemade Easter egg dye. Each can have lovely outcomes. For the Easter eggs pictured right here, I combined my very own colours utilizing gel meals coloring and vinegar. Irrespective of which path you select, it’s possible you’ll discover that just a little little bit of colour bleeds by the shell and onto a number of (or most) of your eggs. I say this little bit of colour  provides some character. So resist the urge to boil extra eggs, get to peeling these leftover Easter eggs, and take a look at one in every of these concepts.

6 Intelligent Concepts for the Eggs

After years of repurposing leftover Easter Eggs (and cooking with hard-boiled eggs year-round), I’ve realized a number of enjoyable methods. 

Critical Eats / Kelli Solomon


Rapidly Dice Eggs for Salads, Sandwiches, and Extra Utilizing a Baking Rack

To rapidly and uniformly dice eggs for salads, sandwiches, and garnishes, I skip dicing with a knife and use a baking rack to dice my eggs as an alternative.  Set your self up with a big bowl and rack with a cross-wire weave. A ten-inch sq. or 1 / 4 sheet dimension is less complicated to work with than a half-sheet rack, however use any dimension you might have so long as it sits properly atop your bowl. Push your peeled, hard-boiled eggs proper by the grate and also you’ll have eggs prepped for appetizers, salads, and sandwiches very quickly. (This trick works wonders for mashing avocados for guacamole as nicely.)

Critical Eats / Kelli Solomon


Use a Cheese Grater to Make Egg Shavings to Use As a Garnish

If you happen to solely have a single boiled egg (or perhaps a half) to spare, think about using it as a chic garnish in your salad, on high of sauced greens, and even pasta. Get away your cheese grater or microplane and dirt your dish with the faintest trace of egg. The finely grated egg enhances  springtime greens like kale or asparagus (I notably prefer it on freshly steamed asparagus with garlicky yogurt sauce).

Add Eggs to Your Breakfast Board

Till it turned a Tiktok pattern most individuals didn’t affiliate charcuterie boards with breakfast, however boards may be loved at any hour, even very first thing within the morning. Waffles or pancakes, ham or bacon, hash browns or dwelling fries—your breakfast board can embrace all of your favourite breakfast objects, together with a few of your sliced or halved hard-boiled eggs. 

Critical Eats / Rezel Kealoha


Add an Eggy Shock to Your Meatloaf

Begin with a classic meatloaf, however add your boiled eggs to the inside for an additional deal with that makes for a wonderful slice of meat. Observe your recipe, however when it’s time so as to add the meat combination to your loaf pan, add half of the combination, then place a row of 5 entire peeled, boiled eggs inside earlier than including the remainder of the meat combination, and bake as ordinary. Or make embutido (pictured above), a Filipino-style pork meatloaf crammed with hard-boiled eggs and Chinese language sausage.

Critical Eats / Kelli Solomon


Pickle Your Eggs

If you happen to’re a pickle lover (like I’m), and also you’ve simply completed off a jar of your favourite, don’t toss out the brine. As an alternative, do like I did and use the leftover pickle juice to pickle your hard-boiled eggs. (You can too make some pickle rice—sure, severely.) Switch the pickle juice to a small pot, warmth till it involves a boil, then take it off the warmth and let it cool to room temperature. In the meantime, peel and place your hard-boiled eggs in a mason jar (or proper again into the empty pickle jar). Pour the brine over your boiled eggs. Seal tightly, and switch to the fridge for a minimum of eight hours to permit the pickle juice to permeate the eggs. You can too degree up this hack utilizing do-it-yourself or store-bought pickled beets to make brilliant purple beet eggs.

Make Colourful Easter Bread

If you happen to’re actually pleased with the gorgeous eggs you’ve dyed (I used to be fairly pleased with how mine turned out), why not present them off just a little longer by baking a festive Easter bread that makes them a part of your desk’s centerpieces? Begin by making a candy, yeasted dough like brioche or choreg, an Armenian Easter bread. As an alternative of rolling it out as directed, braid the dough right into a wreath, and nestle your prettiest 4 or 5 eggs evenly spaced across the ring. Including sprinkles is optionally available. Both manner, your colourful eggs take middle stage.

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