Many parents enjoy coloring Easter eggs with their children and then hiding them around the house for the kids to find. While the excitement is great for the day, it generally leaves parents wondering how to use all of the leftover eggs quickly. Fortunately, there are many great ways to serve them before they go bad. Generally, the boiled eggs will last for a week or so before they should be thrown out.
One of the simplest things to do is make egg salad. Not only can this be used in sandwiches, it is great used in a roll up made with tortilla shells or large lettuce leaves. There are a variety of spices and vegetables that can be added to the egg salad to create variety.However, many people have more eggs than they want to eat in egg salad sandwiches.
Deviled eggs are delicious and can make a great appetizer before the dinner meal. You may include a couple in lunch boxes throughout the week. Additionally, they make a great after school snack. You can even decorate them with little bits of olive for eyes and carrot pieces for a nose, creating a little face that is bound to amuse children.
If you enjoy salads, boiled eggs are an excellent source of protein to add in. You can use them sliced or chopped into smaller pieces. By varying the other ingredients in the salad, you will hardly feel like you are eating the same eggs over and over again.
There are also options for serving them in hot meals that will further use up your Easter egg supply. Making a stir fried rice is delicious and healthy. Begin with cooked brown rice and some vegetables such as snow peas or shredded carrots. Bean sprouts and shrimp are other good ingredients in a stir fried rice. Add several chopped up hard boiled eggs just prior to serving. You can add some soy sauce to increase the flavor. Serve the rice by itself or make sweet and sour chicken or pork to accompany it.
If you are on a budget, you can cook ramen noodles and add chopped up eggs the last minute or two. This will create a meal similar to egg drop soup but, with a twist. Children and adults alike enjoy this simple and flavorful soup. You can also make your own noodle soup and add them to it.
To add them to a breakfast meal, fry some bacon and toast an English muffin. Slice the eggs while the bacon is cooking. Layer the eggs, bacon, and shredded cheese on the muffin. Garnish with scallions and put under the broiler for a few minutes, until the cheese has melted.
These recipes provide a large number of uses for leftover Easter eggs. If you use all of them, you should be able to go through the ones from the holiday with ease. In addition, it is unlikely that anyone will become tired of eating the eggs.
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Laura Greening is a mom and a part time wedding planner. She loves to write about wedding planning and preparation. She is currently working as a consultant Wallao, a flower girl dress store, based in Los Angeles, CA.