Coloring or dyeing eggs is one of the many Easter traditions that many families do together. It’s so fun to try out all the different color combinations and do the crayon trick, and see what you can create. Of course, the kids have a blast because it can get messy, and what kid doesn’t like messy?
*The crayon trick, if you haven’t done it, is to color on the eggshells with a white crayon before you dip them in the dyes. When you do, the wax prevents the color from sticking, so you can draw designs or write your name or anything else on the eggs.
Now that Easter is over, and you have all of these leftover hard-boiled eggs, you may be left trying to decide how to use them all up. Since they are boiled and the shell is still on them, they can be kept in the refrigerator for a few days.
Find my method for Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs here.
Salted Hard-Boiled Eggs
The easiest way to use the leftover eggs is to eat them as-is. Well, ok, not quite as-is, since you need to peel the shell, but besides that, they are ready to eat. I prefer to put just a pinch of salt on mine, or you could use a bit of pepper or other seasonings. Either way, hard-boiled eggs are delicious just the way they are.
One of my favorite ways to eat a hard-boiled egg is deviled eggs. When these are brought out at a party, I just can’t help myself. Since deviled eggs can be made quickly, I will whip up a few of these with any leftovers. Justin and I had them at dinner Sunday night since they only take about 5 minutes if the eggs are already cooked.
Find my recipe for Super Easy Classic Deviled Eggs here.
Egg salad is similar to deviled eggs because the mixture is made with almost the same ingredients. In egg salad, though, you are also chopping up the whites of the egg, and then you put it all between two slices of bread. I like using up leftover hard-boiled eggs for this since the eggs are already cold if they’ve been in the refrigerator. I don’t like making egg salad and eating it immediately because the eggs are warm. Egg salad can also be enjoyed as a dip with crackers and is perfect to bring for lunch.
Find my recipe for an Egg Salad Sandwich here.
At many restaurants, when you order a house salad, there are sliced hard-boiled eggs on it. I love the flavor that the eggs add to a salad, so always enjoy adding them to the salads we make at home. Tonight’s dinner will be a large grilled chicken salad to use up some lettuce we have as well as some of the eggs and I am so excited!
Fried Rice or Stir Fry
When I make fried rice, I always add more egg than a recipe suggests. The egg adds a bit of fluff to the rice, and it’s perfect! Usually, I use raw eggs and cook them into the rice, but when we have leftover hard-boiled eggs, I will chop those up and use them instead. The same can be done with a stir-fry as well. Just make sure to add the eggs at the very end, and only cook long enough to warm them so they don’t become rubbery.
Find my recipe for Chicken Fried Rice here.
What’s your favorite way to use up all of the Easter eggs or any leftover hard-boiled eggs?