The Easter bunny’s long gone, the last of (or at least, you hope the last of) the plastic Easter grass has been vacuumed up, and you’ve got a bunch of hard boiled eggs in the fridge, taunting you. “What are you gonna do with us, huh? Deviled eggs? How original!”
Here’s a dozen ways to use up those little bum nuts (as the Aussies call them). And yeah, we’ll start with the common deviled egg, but things get creative — and maybe just a little weird — as we progress through the list.
Cookies made with hard boiled eggs, anyone?
(The first one on the list is a 2015 update…)
Bacon Deviled Eggs – with sriracha and avocado!
Bacon fat in the yolk mixture? Pure paleo genius!
I first made these for my husband, because he hates traditional deviled eggs (the mustard, mostly) and LOVES bacon. I subbed 2 teaspoons of sriracha for the Frank’s. Once I tasted them, I made another batch for me with far less hot sauce (I’m a spice wimp), but a little bit of mustard. Either way, this will get made again in our house!
If you’re going to start with deviled eggs, you might as well start with a classic: here are Martha Stewart’s creamy deviled eggs.
I do love deviled eggs, and I don’t usually like to mess with the classic recipe. This variation is tempting me, though: deviled eggs with cream cheese and green onions, from Life’s Ambrosia.
Salad is another great use for leftover hard boiled eggs. Of course you can add them to caesar salad, potato salad, or tuna salad. Here are a few more variations.
Spinach salad with ham and egg, from Martha Stewart
My very own bacon and egg salad with creamy balsamic dressing.
Simple salad Nicoise lettuce cups, also from Real Simple.
Pioneer Woman shares her recipe for avocado egg salad.
How about a sliced egg sandwich with herbed mayo? Via RealSimple.
The Low Carb Diner took Grandma’s potato salad and remade it into cauliflower salad.
How about asparagus (another spring classic) with Greek yogurt, from A Couple Cooks.
These look intriguing: Chinese tea eggs, from Asian Supper.
And as promised: chocolate chip cookies made with hard boiled eggs, from The Girl Who Ate Everything.
Chocolate chip cookies not your thing? How about these Norwegian sugar cookies, via Rachel Ruff of the Denver Cooking Examiner. Yep, they’re made with hard boiled eggs, too!