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Monday, April 1, 2013

Call for Recipes: Hard-Boiled Eggs

We had a few requests in the weekly menu comments yesterday for a special Easter-themed Call for Recipes. Specifically, what are we all going to do with the colorful hard-boiled egg bounty sitting in our refrigerators this morning?

Bonnie, a loyal commenter, said she trusts us more than she trusts Google or Pinterest, and I have to agree with her! That’s why I love this blog…because you all share your REAL menu plan ideas and recipes that have REALLY worked for you. So, yes, I’m sure there is a plethora of beautiful hard-boiled egg recipe collections out on the Interwebs today, but do we really trust them? Really truly? Not like we trust you!

So, please, share with us your best, tastiest, most creative uses and recipes for hard-boiled eggs! Bring it on!


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    Wow…i guess i’m kinda lame cuz i usually just do deviled eggs, egg salad, or put the hard boiled eggs in regular salads. looking forward to others’ creative recipes since obviously i am not πŸ™‚

    • Jane Maynard

      I am lame, too. in case you hadn’t noticed, I didn’t share any ideas because I usually just tell nate to eat them all. πŸ˜‰

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    Not quite a recipe but chopped boiled eggs are good sprinkled over pasta dishes, especially ones with spring veg like asparagus or peas.

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    Not really a recipe, but I’m with Tara. We like hardboiled eggs in salads. Other than that we just eat them straight with salt and pepper! So, it’ll be good to get some good ideas here. πŸ™‚

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    We’re going to have breakfast for dinner tomorrow and I’m going to make Creamed Egg Whites over Toast. It’s a childhood fave of my husbands that my mother in law still makes for us on special occasions πŸ™‚ It’s a very simple recipe that is so yummy! All you do is separate the egg whites from the yolks. Chop up the whites, set aside and Crush up the yolks, set aside. Make your favorite basic white sauce and put the egg whites in to make a “gravy”. We put that gravy over buttered toast and then sprinkle that with the crushed up yolks.

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    Denise in NH

    I will be using leftover eggs in a nicoise salad and wedge salad. I also make potato puffs per instructions on bag (I like Alexia for the crispness). Place puffs in casserole dish add chopped hard boiled eggs, leftover chopped ham, top with hollandaise sauce (made per instructions on package), top with swiss cheese & chives. Broil to melt cheese. This is our once a year leftover easter casserole.

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    Like everyone else, we use our leftover Easter eggs in deviled eggs, egg salad or if we have enough, I make potato salad and have BBQ’d ham sandwiches w/a slice of pepperjack cheese on whole wheat buns to help use up both ham and eggs.

  7. Jane, you’re awesome!! Thanks for putting the post up so quickly…and thanks for the shout out! πŸ™‚

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who can only come up with the “lame ideas.” I did see an idea for a deviled egg dip. Pretty basic, but it’s a little different and can be combined with some carbs! I’m curious to incorporate them into mac and cheese (whites cubed and mixed with noodles & yolks mashed into the béchamel). Wouldn’t add a lot of flavor, but it would get the job done.

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    Lynn BB

    When we were first married, my husband was flying in the Navy and we spent two and a half years in Sicily. Our favorite pizza over there included sliced hard boiled eggs as a topping along with prosciutto and roasted red peppers. One day I’ll try to recreate this!

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    Nicholle C.

    I’m dying for someone to try the chocolate chip cookie recipe and let us know if they actually taste good..not daring enough to make them myself in cause they’re a big flop. *LOL*

    • Jane Maynard

      I had someone comment on facebook about that recipe, too, and they said the cookies were great!

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    THIS is why I always blow out our eggs. sure, it’s a pain in the rear, but you don’t have to eat hard boiled eggs for a week. You can use the stuff you blow out to bake with. The eggs can be saved – my son dyes them, and hand them out to family members as easter gifts.

    This year I discovered a baby nasal aspirator (nose bulb thingamajig) works GREAT to blow the eggs out. relatively fast & easy.

    • Jane Maynard

      blowing the eggs out sounds like a great solution – I might have to try it one year to see if it’s worth it. sounds like you think it is! thank you for commenting!!

  11. 14

    Hard-boiled eggs are great in tuna salad. You could make scotch eggs, the kind wrapped in sausage and then breaded and fried. They are totally delicious. Good for breakfast or as an appetizer.

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    Melissa K

    We just make Easter Egg Salad Sandwiches… Love them. There’s nothing lame about the classics, especially when you give it a festive name hahaha… It’s all about the marketing!

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    Jane Maynard

    love all the great ideas and suggestions – thank you everyone! and keep it coming if you have more to share!

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