Hubby adores hard-boiled eggs, I think he would eat a whole dozen in one setting even if no one stopped him. He loves deviled eggs too in the same way, like the Bacon Deviled Eggs I wrote about. I finally have started eating hard-boiled eggs since my surgery because they are a good source of protein for me, but I don’t eat them on their own, I like them in other dishes.
The most common way I eat hard-boiled eggs is in a salad. Any kind of salad will do even for me. I have found that I love a variety of bits of this and that in my salads to make them more interesting and to add protein when I can. Just chop up your hard-boiled egg finely and sprinkle on top of your salad. One egg will provide you 6 grams of high-quality protein. A Cobb Salad is a classic salad that includes hard-boiled eggs. Martha Stewart has a recipe for a Spinach Salad with Ham and Eggs – a great way to use up two leftovers from Easter in one dish! I found a recipe for Classic Salad Nicoise from Julia Child , she goes into her method of hard-boiling the eggs at the beginning of the recipe but you can of course use what you already have cooked.
Hubby frequently recalls that when he played in a band at a small tavern in his younger days that he always ate pickled eggs there. I have never tried one, but I am thinking about making some for him. This recipe looks fairly easy for Tavern Style Pickled eggs (scroll down a bit into comments to see the actual recipe on that page). Egg salad is another of Hubby’s favorite, not one of mine though at all. I found 3 different recipes for egg salad from Martha Stewart, classic egg salad, egg salad that uses ricotta cheese, and Martha’s favorite egg salad sandwich that includes avocado.
One recipe I stumbled upon really caught my eye, Asparagus with Grated Egg and Vinaigrette. Another great use for hard-boiled eggs is to put them inside meat dishes. Take your favorite meatloaf recipe and mix it together, then put half in the pan/sheet, now layer a few whole hard-boiled eggs (peeled) in the center. Then top with the remaining meatloaf mixture and cook as usual. It looks really pretty when you slice into it too. I found this recipe for Stuffed Chipotle Meatballs that has hard-boiled egg pieces in the center too for a different twist. Eggs are also very common in rolled steak recipes along with a mixture of cheeses, spices, and herbs.
I hope this inspires you to be creative with your hard-boiled eggs! What is your favorite way to use leftover hard-boiled eggs from Easter?
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