Apr 3, 2013

What To Do With All Those Hard-Boiled Easter Eggs

If you're like me, you have a huge bowl of boiled eggs left from Easter sitting in your fridge.
Are you thinking, "What am I going to do with these?"


Don't throw them out or let them go to waste, cuz there are a few good things you can do with them!


It's kind of an after-Easter tradition in our house to make 
Creamed Eggs on Toast.
I know, I know, it sounds gross.
but really it's pretty good!
{I got this from my ex...yeah, I hate giving him credit for anything, but he DOES deserve it}
Honestly, I don't remember exactly how he did it, but it's pretty easy and you can make up your own variations.

Whether your eggs are hot off the stove or cold out of the fridge, always use the shock method to peel them.  I can't believe I didn't learn this trick til I was like 30.  Thanks mom.
The shock method is to run cold water over the eggs while you're shelling them.
The shells will slip right off!  Easy peasy!

See how I didn't have to tear the shells off the eggs little piece by little piece?

And since your dog is there watching you, go ahead and give her a peeled egg.
It's great for her fur to make it healthy and shiny and it's great protein for her insides too!  
{see how I slipped another way to get rid of your eggs in there?}

Chop up the eggs and put them on a pan on the stove.
Add enough milk to almost cover the chopped eggs.

I like to add a bit of salad dressing to give it some extra good flavor.
You can use Italian or Caesar or whatever you have.
{the point of using up leftovers is to use what you have on hand}

In the meantime, while you're doing everything else, saute about 1/2 an onion in butter.
Add to your eggs when they are soft and almost browned.

I also add a handful of crumbled bacon to the eggs.
Or you could chop up some of that ham that's also leftover from Easter and crowding your fridge.

In a small bowl, use about 1/2 cup cornstarch and a bit of cold milk.
This will thicken your egg mixture and make it creamier.
But always mix your cornstarch with a cold liquid separate from your hot mixture...ie water or milk, otherwise is will be lumpy and pretty much ruin your dish.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Ladle a big spoonful over toast and voila!  
You've just used up several of your eggs in a yummy nutritious way!





Other ways to use up your hard-boiled eggs:

Egg salad sandwiches, of course.
Will probably have that for lunch tomorrow.  ;)

Deviled eggs, which I love!

On top of a Cobb Salad!

My mom used to add them to a mason jar filled with beet juice {poured out of a can of beets}.
They're called Pickled Eggs, and they are super delicious!
If you leave them in the beet juice in the fridge for a few days, the eggs turn pick, even on the inside!
I think this is a Pennsylvania thing {where she's from} cuz it's common there still, but I've never seen it out here in the west.

What ideas do YOU have for your leftover hard-boiled eggs?











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