If you’re into the hard-boiled dyed Easter egg hunt thing, here are some ideas on what to do with all those hard-boiled eggs!
Funfetti Cake Egg Salad
Sounds gross, right? Not exactly what it seems though. I had this thought that if you crack the eggs a bit before dying them, the color would seep through and create color specs on the egg whites. Then, if you used the eggs to make egg salad, your egg salad sandwich would look like funfetti cake!!! Fun for the kids! Funny for me to think so though, being that I have none.
But as I write this post, I have yet to decide whether it’s worth the time and effort. What egg dying kit do I use? Are people going to criticize me for not using “all natural” dyes? Using things like beets and turmeric can really mess with the simple flavors of a perfectly fine egg salad. What if it doesn’t even work or ends up looking hideous. Not worth it.
Instead, I’m going to give you a little run down of things I KNOW you can do with those leftover hard-boiled Easter eggs because they’re tried and true in my kitchen.
Three Hard-Boiled Egg Uses
Fluffy Egg Salad
This is my most popular blog post yet and remains to drive traffic consistently. I have no idea why or if people are even trying it out, but I can tell you that it works. It’ll make the fluffiest egg salad that you’ve ever had, and you’ll never go back to any other egg salad again.
Flavored Deviled Eggs
Once you have that “fluffiest fluffy egg salad” egg yolk technique down, you’ll have the fluffiest deviled egg filling in your arsenal too. Leave the whites halved and mix different flavors into the egg yolk mixture. I’ve done this trio of sun-dried tomato (I just add in my sun-dried tomato relish), pesto, and classic for a few events.
A cold sauce using chopped whites and yolks, cornichon pickles, capers, parsley, and vinegar or lemon. Bourdain’s recipe from his Les Halles cookbook is simple and solid. It’s a versatile condiment that can be used on meats, fish, vegetables, and as a salad dressing. Instead of mixing the whites and yolk, for texture and plating purposes on this salad, I made that fluffy egg salad yolk mixture and chopped up the egg white separately.
You’ll see that everything relates back to that fluffy egg salad yolk technique, so again, nail that down and your hard-boiled egg possibilities are endless.