Uses for leftover Easter eggs

If you’re among the millions of people who dyed a bunch of eggs to use as decoration for the Easter holiday, you are probably facing a conundrum of what to do with all of them now that Easter is behind us. Egg salad sandwiches and deviled eggs might work for some, but there a dozens of more interesting options. Delicious Magazine has 28 clever ideas for using up leftover hardboiled eggs, and not to be outdone, BBC Good Food offers 30 recipes for these leftovers.

photo: Leela Punyaratabandhu

One area where you might not expect to find a use for hardboiled eggs is in desserts, but there are a surprising number of pastry and cookie recipes where the yolks contribute to a tender, melting texture. Bon Appetit explains how you can harness the power of hardboiled egg yolks to make delicate shortcakes, sables, and more. Cooked egg yolks prevent excess gluten development without weighing down the batter or dough.

The EYB Library contains over 1,500 online recipes that incorporate hardboiled eggs, either whole or just the yolks. You’ll find everything including empanadasSabih from Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sam Tamimi, Son-in-law eggs: Thai fried hard-boiled eggs in tamarind sauce from Serious Eats (pictured), Fingerlings vinaigrette with sieved eggs and pickled celery from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, and, yes, shortcake. With all of these options, you might find yourself boiling more eggs when you run out of the leftovers.

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  • sir_ken_g  on  April 17, 2022

    Burmese curried eggs

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