10 Ways To Use Hard Boiled Eggs

10 Ways To Use Hard Boiled Eggs

When our children were young I made at least 5 dozen hard-boiled eggs to decorate for Easter. After the Easter fun, what do you do with all the eggs? It’s a problem many families face after Easter because eggs only keep about a week after they’ve been cooked. Here are more than 10 ways to use hard-boiled eggs.

ten ways to use hard-boiled eggs

Our children liked eating plain, hard-boiled eggs but there’s a limit to how many one can eat. I always gave 2 or 3 decorated eggs to a dear friend because she enjoyed them but they had to be colored eggs.

Sandwiches with Hard Boiled Eggs

ways to use had-boiled eggs in sandwiches

Egg salad – My favorite choice for using hard-boiled eggs is to make egg salad. Dice eggs, add mayonnaise, chopped green onions, salt, pepper, mustard and any other seasonings you like. I like to add onion and garlic powder. Use the filling in sandwiches, with crackers or crispbreads. It’s great on a bed of lettuce or in lettuce wraps if you’re avoiding carbs.

Open-faced sandwiches made with sliced avocado, sliced eggs, and other yummy toppings.

Chicken Salad – There are so many different recipes for chicken salad. Try adding chopped eggs for extra flavor.

Salads with Hard Boiled Eggs

Ways to use hard boiled eggs in salads

Potato Salad – I love adding eggs to potato salad, use your favorite recipe or try Watkins potato salad recipe which is my favorite! 

Cobb Salad – Cobb salad is a complete meal made with lettuce, tomato, avocado, onion, and protein.  It traditionally has hard-boiled eggs, bacon, cheese, and meat.

Hard-boiled eggs can also be added to pasta salad, spinach or green salad.

Homemade Thousand Island dressing – Finely diced, hard-boiled eggs can be added to your favorite Thousand Island dressing. The dressing can then be used to top a tossed salad or as a dressing for sandwiches.

More Ways to Use Hard Boiled Eggs

Pickled eggs – This is one other way to use whole boiled eggs. Some friends were talking about these recently and I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a pickled egg. The easiest way to make these is to add eggs to pickle juice and store them in the fridge. Try dill pickle or beet pickle juice which makes pretty pink eggs.

If you want to make pickled eggs from scratch here’s how. Make a solution of 1 cup white vinegar, 1/2 cup water, 2 tablespoons coarse salt, 2 tablespoons pickling spice, and 1 sliced onion. Bring the solution to a boil, allowing it to simmer for five minutes, and then pour it over a dozen peeled eggs. Store in the fridge. Allow the eggs to remain in the pickle solution for two or three days before serving. These can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four weeks if your family doesn’t eat them all before then.

Scotch eggs – Wrap your hard-boiled eggs in sausage (turkey sausage is an option if you’re trying to cut calories), roll them in seasoned breading and then deep fry them. They can be served at room temperature or warm. These are often served for breakfast or brunch.

Soup garnish – Boiled eggs make a great garnish for hearty soups. Imagine having gazpacho or black bean soup and then adding the chopped eggs. This will provide protein for vegetable soup as well as contrasting texture.

Deviled eggs – Last but not least,  use hard-boiled eggs to make deviled eggs. Half the work is already done for you; you simply have to peel the eggs, slice them in half and add the remaining ingredients. Depending upon how well your family enjoys deviled eggs, this could use up quite a few of your child’s Easter eggs.

There are many uses for hard-boiled eggs. Hopefully, you can use one of the ideas above!

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