Store your unpeeled Easter Eggs in the fridge, and you've got about one week to use them up. Time to get crackin':
- Make Savory Scotch Eggs
Mold a breakfast-sausage patty around a peeled hard-boiled egg. Heat a non-stick pan to medium-high heat and brown the sausage on all sides. Drain on paper towels, cut in half and serve immediately with breakfast.
- Slice Them for Sandwiches
Try them with tuna salad, turkey, ham, chicken salad, or roast beef and Swiss.
- Be a Devil
Peel hard-boiled eggs, slice lengthwise and remove the yolks to a bowl. Add mayo (about 1 Tbsp per 4 egg yolks), a squirt of mustard, salt and pepper to taste. Refill the egg whites, sprinkle with paprika and serve.
- Spike Your Salads
Add crumbled or diced hard-boiled eggs to your favorite creamy salad recipes. They're great with potato salad, shrimp salad, macaroni salad, tuna salad, chicken salad, and coleslaw.
- Whip Up a Mini Pizza
Top a toasted English muffin with a slice of tomato, sliced hard-boiled egg, shredded mozzarella cheese, salt and pepper. Broil on low for 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- Dip In
Remove the yolks from hard-boiled eggs (save the whites for another dish). Mash the yolks with 1 avocado until smooth, add salt, pepper and a squeeze of lime juice. Serve with chips or use as a sandwich spread.
- Power Up Cookies
Add a boost of protein to your favorite cookie recipe with finely diced hard-boiled eggs (about 2 eggs per batch). Don’t worry – none of that hard-boiled egg flavor will remain after baking. Suggested pairings: chocolate chip, peanut butter, and oatmeal.
- Make Magical Meatloaf
Add 2 to 3 whole hard-boiled eggs to the middle of a meatloaf before cooking (eggs should be completely encased). Cook according to directions, then slice to reveal the eggs in the center.
- Try a Quesadilla con Huevos Duros
Slice hard-boiled eggs and place in a layer on one half of a flour tortilla. Sprinkle liberally with shredded Colby-Jack cheese; fold in half. Toast in the oven or in a pan over medium heat until cheese is melted, about three minutes per side. Serve with salsa and guacamole for dipping.
- Give Your Muffins Some Mojo
Add two finely diced hard-boiled eggs, ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese, 1 tsp chopped chives and finely crumbled pre-cooked bacon to your favorite buttermilk muffin mix (like Jiffy or Bisquick). Fill the sections of a greased muffin pan half full and bake at 400°F for 13 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.