If you haven't expressed it yet, it's only because your Facebook and Twitter friends beat you to it--something like: "How in the heck are we going to eat 24 hard-boiled eggs this week?!" Even for egg-salad lovers, this could be something of a challenge, sure. But don't worry--getting rid of your leftover hard-boiled eggs from Easter isn't as boring as it seems. Here are five recipes to help you get rid of those hard-boiled eggs without feeling rotten about it.
Since the U.S. Census Bureau has recognized that it's National Egg Salad Week, let's start off with that classic.
First, a traditional egg salad: chopped hard-boiled egg, mayo (about a 3/4 tablespoon per egg), relish to taste, some papricka, salt and pepper, and chopped celery and/or onion and/or chives. Perfect on some toasted rye or fresh egg bread. Mix in some Dijon mustard if you want a slight variation on the classic.
Now, a recipe for those folks who want to cut out some of the fat, and maybe get a little spice: a curried egg-white salad. Same basic recipe as above, but remove the yolks from the hard-boiled eggs. Add 1/8 teaspoon of curry powder per egg. You've just cut a lot of fat, and added in a ton of flavor.
Now, for yolk lovers, there's the deviled egg: slice your peeled hard-boiled eggs lengthwise and remove all the yolks. Then the yolks form the basis of a mixture you'll scoop back into the whites. The mixture varies, but one of our favorites is to use (per 6 yolks): 1/4 cup mayo, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, three dashes of Tapatio Hot Sauce, and salt & pepper to taste (1/4 teaspoon is a good starting place for each). Mash it all up, then fill the waiting whites with the mixture. Top it with some finely chopped chives as a garnish . . . ole!
As well as the hard-boiled egg works as a star, it's also a great team player. Take the classic Cobb Salad for instance. Chopped lettuce, blue cheese, diced tomato, crumbled bacon, chopped egg, diced or sliced chicken, and blue-cheese dressing combine for a delicious meal that won't have you egged-out. Include some diced avocado to take it over the top.
If you really want to clean out the pantry, try out a Hawaiian-style mac salad. Out favorite recipe can be found here, thanks to Hawaii Magazine. While you may not think that combining starches is a good idea, we assure you it's great. It combined macaroni and red potatoes, mayo, eggs, and peas in a lovely, crunchy, savory-sweet combination you're sure to love. And the best part is for every 1/2 pound of pasta, the recipe calls for 8 hard-boiled eggs.
Follow these ideas and you may find your abundance of Easter eggs almost gone! But be careful -- especially with that mac salad. Because even after plowing through your leftover hard-boiled eggs from Easter, you might just find yourself boiling up some more.
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