What to do with those leftover Easter Eggs
From Food Editor Deb Rohrer
Got a few too many leftover Easter eggs on hand? The good news
is that, if left in their shells, hard-boiled eggs will keep in
the fridge for up to a week. (A note on safety: Be sure to use
food-grade dye for your eggs and don't eat eggs that have been
out of the fridge for more than two hours total.)
Southwestern Egg Salad Sandwich: Mashed eggs, mayo,
chipotle chile powder, lime juice, salt and sliced scallions.
Place on a sandwich roll along with sliced avocado.
Eggs in Spicy Tomato sauce: Tomato sauce made with
onions, garlic, a little bacon, tomatoes and some cayenne. Slice
hard-boiled eggs about 1/2-inch thick, place in a shallow bowl
and spoon sauce over.
Potato and Egg Salad: Warm potatoes chunks, a little
vinegar. Let sit 30 minutes then toss with hard-boiled egg
slices, finely chopped red onion, a little mayo, and a little
Quick Egg and Vegetable Hash: Cook some chopped onions,
diced red pepper, and thinly sliced peeled carrots in a combo of
butter and vegetable or olive oil until the onion is golden
brown and caramelized. Add diced cooked potatoes and cook until
the potatoes are nicely browned. Add chopped hard-boiled eggs
and just a little cream or half-and-half; cook until eggs are
Unusual Egg Sandwich: Use a baguette; spread hot pepper
jelly on both sides of the bread and top with arugula, sliced
prosciutto and sliced eggs.
Warm Bacon, Spinach and Egg Salad: Toss together, crisp
bacon, fresh spinach, mushrooms, hard boiled eggs. Make a
dressing by heating and whisking together red wine vinegar,
olive oil, red currant jelly (or a little brown sugar). Toss all
together while dressing is still warm.
Salad Dressing: Halve hard-boiled eggs and separate yolks
and whites. Push yolks through a fine-meshed strainer. Whisk in
olive oil, mustard, and touch of lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Toss with a hearty lettuce, such as romaine, and garnish with
chopped egg whites.
Meatloaf with Eggs: Put together your favorite meatloaf
mixture. Pat half of it into a loaf pan, then make a trench
lengthwise down the center and place a row of hard-boiled eggs
in the trench. Top with remaining meatloaf mixture, patting it
down to enclose the eggs and bake.