The Easter egg hunt is over, the kids are in a sugar coma from
the chocolate bunnies, and now you're left with a bunch of
hard-boiled eggs. Now what? Naturally, deviled eggs come to mind.
The EYB library is full of deviled egg recipes, with all manner of
add-ins like guacamole, sriracha, and just to mix things up, beet-pickled deviled eggs.
There's a world of options beyond deviled eggs and egg salad,
however. Hard-cooked eggs feature in several baked goods too, like
these hard-cooked egg cookies, tender buttermilk biscuits, and James Beard's strawberry shortcake. (The recipe
is by Larry Forgione, but was inspired by James Beard telling Chef
Forgione about his mother's shortcake that featured hard-cooked egg
yolks. Beard allegedly said about Chef Forgione's recipe, "there
can be no dessert better, only fancier.")
Turning back to the savory side, many empanada recipes include hard-boiled eggs, and
for those looking for something out of the ordinary, Pashka
cheese is an interesting alternative. Pashka cheese is an
Russian dish made from fresh farmer's cheese, brandy, golden
raisins, hard-cooked egg yolks, and other dairy ingredients that
are pressed in a mold (a clean terra cotta pot will work, so don't
worry about not having the right equipment). Another unusual option
is Salmorejo, a Spanish soup combining bread,
tomatoes, sherry vinegar, hard-boiled eggs and Iberico ham. Sauce gribiche is another excellent choice
that works as well over asparagus as it does steak.
Naturally, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention Scotch eggs. What's your favorite use for