Ways to Use Up Leftover Hardboiled Eggs
Posted on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 7:00 am
There is an old joke that notes that Easter is followed by several days of egg salad sandwiches. Your family might be looking forward to enjoying one or two of these traditional ways to use up Easter eggs. After a while, though, it gets rather uninspiring. Here are several different recipes that include hardboiled eggs. Some will also help you to use up leftover ham.
Egg Salad Sandwiches
This type of sandwich is typically considered to be a treat on Easter and the day after. There is more than one way to make them. Martha Stewart has a recipe for “Martha’s Favorite Egg Salad Sandwich” that you can try. The recipe will make 6 sandwiches. It requires 10 hard-boiled egg whites and 2 hard-boiled egg yolks (to make it a little bit healthier).
My sister-in-law makes awesome deviled eggs! I don’t happen to have her recipe, so I will refer you to Real Simple instead. Their recipe serves 8 people and uses up 12 large eggs. Serve them at Easter dinner, and you won’t end up with any leftovers!
Country Potato Salad
Eating Well has a great recipe for a picnic style potato salad. It will use up 2 large hardboiled eggs, and they suggest you use small, or heirloom, potatoes (if you can find them). The recipe also requires 2 ounces of smoked ham that has been sliced into strips. This is a good way to use up your leftover Easter eggs and some leftover ham from Easter dinner.
Food Network has a recipe called “Ed’s Mother’s Meatloaf” that comes from Nigella Lawson. It will feed a total of 7 to 8 people, and uses up 4 hardboiled eggs. I recommend you check out the photo on the Food Network page. It shows that the eggs are placed in the center of the meatloaf itself, so that each serving contains a nice, thick, slice of hardboiled egg.
Ham and Egg Salad Nests
Woman’s Day has a recipe that will help you to use up some leftover Easter eggs and some leftover ham. The recipe will serve a total of 8 people. You are going to need 8 frozen mini filo-dough shells (thawed). It also requires 4 ounces (or about 1 cup) of finely chopped smoked ham, and 3 large hardboiled (and finely chopped) eggs. Use this recipe when your family has grown tired of egg salad sandwiches.