Easter Eggs, wanting something beyond egg salad and deviled eggs?

We love eggs in this house.  Seriously, someday I will have a flock of chickens and will be able to stop buying eggs at Costco.  For us Easer is just another reason to eat delicious hard-boiled egg creations.  Let’s for a minute discuss the deviled egg – umm yum, but there are lots of other options out there.  You can add Sriracha to them and have a true Deviled Egg.

My recipe for Deviled Eggs:

6 eggs

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1/2 tablespoon yellow mustard

1 tablespoon dill relish, or finely chopped dill pickle

1/2 teaspoon celery seeds

pepper to taste

There you have it, pretty simple huh?

Devilish Eggs, follow recipe above, just replace the mustard  with 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha.

Guacamole egg,

6 eggs hard-boiled

2 tablespoons mashed up avocado

1 tablespoon mayonnaise

1/2 teaspoon chopped jalapeno

1 tablespoon finely chopped tomato

1/2 finely chopped cilantro

squirt of lime

salt and pepper to taste

Other options are to make a delicious toast/crostini with the eggs – you can decide how much you want to be eating.  It at first seems like an unlikely combo, but its delish!

Prosciutto Pesto Egg Toast/Crostini

baguette sliced 1/4 inch, brushed with olive oil and baked at 350 for 10-20 minutes flipping over halfway.  Or if you opt for a toast, just toast up some sourdough bread in the toaster.

classic pesto sauce (or make your own)

6 slices of prosciutto

4-5 hard-boiled eggs sliced ( I don’t use the end pieces because they lack the yolk)

Or for the toast: toast the bread, spread a layer of pesto, add a little folded up prosciutto and place an egg slice on top.

 

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Also, Cobb Salad, here is a great one from Better Homes and Gardens. Cobb Salad

Another delicious salad would be the Salade Niçoise here is a fabulous recipe from Savour.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to peel those pesky eggs.  So this will give you insight on what a nerd I am, recently I boiled a batch of eggs and they were the worst ever, I couldn’t peel them and ended up swearing up a storm the more frustrated and mangled the eggs got.  So here are some things I have learned since then.  Do not do the Pinterest bake them in a muffin tin, it will make the side of the egg that touches the tin turn brown and the eggs themselves are rather rubbery.  PINTEREST FAIL!

Next, to peel the eggs perfectly.  I read that if you soak them in water to cool them, because the egg is a permeable shell it will continue to absorb water, thus making it easier to peel.  Another way is in the cracking, you want to gently tap the bottom (less pointy side) of the egg and then tap all around the egg.  I then run it under cold water just briefly then pick first at the bottom, there is an air pocket and it is easiest to get the membrane to pull away from there.

These are just a few recipes that I think are delish.  After that Easter bunny has come and gone, what do you like to do with all of your eggs, I’d love to hear about other ways you use your hard-boiled eggs?
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