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April 19, 2019

Hard Boiled Egg Ideas after the Hunt

Every Easter you cook eggs for hunting. Don’t throw them away after the hunt! Eggs last up to 7 days if you refrigerate them after the hunt and you would be surprised by all the tasty recipes you can make.

GUACAMOLE SALAD

Serves 2 as a generous side dish or 2 for Avocado Toast

Guacamole Salad and Avocado Toast is a great way to use up hard-boiled eggs.

This is a great recipe for using up lots of eggs. If you have people in your house that don’t like Mayonnaise this is an alternative to egg salad and this spread is awesome on Avocado Toast.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • Pinch salt and pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Peel egg and roughly chop
  2. Mash avocado and egg together until somewhat chunky.
  3. Hot with salt and pepper
  4. Smear on grainy thick cut or sourdough toast.  

CURRY EGG SALAD

Serves 4 as a generous portion

Curry egg salad is a fresher twist on the classic recipe that uses a bit less mayonnaise and is spicy, This recipe is a must in my house after Easter and it uses a large batch of hard-boiled eggs.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup bottled mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 3 to 4 drops of Tabasco, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 2tablespoon Salad Girl Organic Curry Fig Dressing
  • 8 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 scallions, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

In a bowl stir together the mayonnaise, the curry powder, Tabasco, the cumin, the mustard, salt and Salad Dressing.

Stir in the chopped eggs, the celery, and the scallions and season the salad with additional salt and pepper to taste.

TUNA PASTA SALAD

Serves 4

Tuna Melts are my favorite rainy-day food and are delicious served alongside a bowl of tomato soup. Here the Tuna Salad gets pasta and hard-boiled eggs added to it to fortify and create additional protein

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 (7 oz) cans tuna in water
  • 4 cups cooked macaroni noodles, rinsed and drained
  • 4 large hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced (about 1 cup)
  • ¼ cup pepperoncini peppers (or can substitute dill pickles diced)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill chopped
  • 2 scallions diced
  • 2/3 cup light mayo
  • salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Drain water from tuna. Dice hard boiled eggs.
  2. Make pasta and drain
  3. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Cover and chill for 2 hours.

EASTER COOKIES

These really should be called hard-boiled egg cookies as 4 hard-boiled egg yolks and 4whole eggs fortify the dough giving the cookie a rich and cakey texture. Fortifying cookie dough with egg yolks is a trick from our grandma’s days and if no one told you they were in the dough you would not know!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 sticks of butter, softened
  • 4 hard-boiled egg yolks sifted
  • 4 whole eggs
  • Sanding Sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Prepare egg yolks by crumbling in your hands or cutting to get a crumbly mix.
  2. Make the dough: Mix sugar, flour, baking powder, hard boil egg yolks, and butter in a large mixing bowl. Add 4 whole eggs and vanilla. Makes a stiff dough.
  3. Chill and set aside: Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for about a ½ hour.
  4. Roll and bake: Use a small amount of flour on a cutting board to roll out dough with a rolling pin. Cut into favorite shapes.
  5. Add an egg wash if using sanding sugars to help them stick to the cookies.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees until the edges are brown (about 12 minutes).