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Easter Recipes and Treats5 Great Ideas For Your Hard-Boiled Easter Eggs
After Easter and after all that fun egg-hunting, you might find yourself a handful of those dyed boiled eggs without having any idea on what to do with them next. Well, it’s such a waste of good hard boiled eggs, so why not try a few of these tricks so that you can enjoy eating some of them. Of course, this does not limit you to those dyed Easter eggs since with such great ideas, you can always boil some eggs for you to use in these activities. 1. Deviled Eggs – When you hear of the word “deviled” in food, it specifically means something hot and spicy to the taste. Well, in many cases, you’re spot on since adding cayenne pepper, black pepper or even some horseradish in your yolk mixture will certainly give a smoking sensation to your deviled eggs. However, if you wanted to, deviled eggs can have a hint of sweet taste too. For this trick to work, you’ll have to add in some sweet gherkins or relish into the mix.
Deviled eggs are great when it comes to picnics or barbeque. With a taste that ranges from sweet to spicy, it’s definitely one thing that your whole family will love dining into.
2. Egg Salad – This one’s my favorite and it’s so easy to do. What I would like most about egg salad is to make it into a sandwich with some lightly toasted bread. Of course, you can always make traditional salad out of those hard boiled Easter eggs. Nestle the ready made eggs on top of a bed of lettuce leaves and add in a bit of chives and paprika on top. Egg salads can be made in unlimited assortment. Just grab a bowl with your favorite ingredients and add in your leftover hard boiled Easter eggs.
3. Plain Hard Boiled Eggs – Before anything else, did you know that most of the time, people are boiling eggs the wrong way? Well, you won’t mind it if you’re just making some for the Easter egg hunt. But if you’re making hard boiled eggs for dining with your family, it pays to know the right way in preparing hard boiled eggs.
Boiling eggs on top of the stove makes them rubbery. Instead, you should boil the water first, take the pot off the heat and put in the eggs into the boiled water for the length of time depending on how you want your eggs prepared. You’ll need 1-4 minutes for soft boiled eggs and about 15-17 minutes for hard boiled ones. One trick I do is to use older eggs and pierce them a little bit with a needle prior cooking. This makes the eggs easier to peel than normal ones. Once finished, simply sprinkle with a bit of pepper and salt and enjoy eating those should-be Easter eggs.
4. Scotch Eggs – I didn’t knew about this Easter food until I read it and Google’d a bit about how it’s prepared. What I know for a fact is that while the dish is called “scotch”, it’s definitely not of Scottish origin. Instead, it was made by one of the favorite food shops of the British Royal Family in London, Fortnum & Mason.
Anyway, while I admit I’m no expert, the basic idea is to roll your boiled Easter eggs in flour then wrap the whole egg in ground sausage meat. Dip the mixture in beaten eggs and roll the whole thing in some bread crumbs. Afterwards, you have to deep fry it until the sausage goes golden brown. Well, there are many other variants of the recipe, but that’s where the search engines take their play in this little dish.
5. Pickled Eggs – This is one of the least favorite Easter food to make from hard boiled eggs but still, it can be a great activity for the whole family to do. In making pickled eggs, you can always try gathering the kids around while making experiments on various pickling recipes. While searching, these are just some of the names of pickled eggs I can find: beet juice eggs, garlic pickled eggs, dark and spicy eggs, and pineapple pickled eggs.
Now, I have to leave you off on that one but the basic idea is that there are much you can do with your extra hard boiled Easter eggs. Easter foods basing on hard boiled eggs can be fun to make too after the hunt, and with these ideas, I hope you can make dishes your whole family will enjoy.