Hard-Boiled Eggs: What to do with Easter and Passover leftovers?
April 14, 2009 by Allison Balocca
The Easter bunny came and went. Passover Seder has concluded. You’ve hard-boiled and possibly dyed them. Now what to do with those leftover eggs?
Consider safety first. Raw eggs outlast hard-boiled eggs when it comes to freshness. Keep in mind these three rules:
- Do not keep hard-boiled eggs for more than one week otherwise they are considered unsafe for consumption.
- Left eggs out at room temperature for more than two hours? Toss them in the garbage.
- Found a crack in the eggshell? Bacteria could potentially have entered through the unwanted opening. Get rid of these damaged eggs.
At this point, the thought of a plain hard-boiled egg may sound unappealing. Jazz up the routine with a few quick ideas to prevent wasting leftover eggs.
- Dice up hard-boiled eggs and place on your salad with dinner. This can be incorporated into a delicious chef’s salad or Cobb salad.
- Invite some friends over on Friday night. Indulge in some deviled eggs as an appetizer.
- This week forget that turkey sandwich. Venture outside the box with an egg salad sandwich for a different lunch option.
Feeling creative? Try crafting a Texas potato salad while incorporating the leftovers.
Allison Balocca graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign attaining a Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition as well as a minor in chemistry. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Health while also completing a dietetic internship. With a strong passion for the power of food on one’s health, Allison has plans to become a dietitian after graduation in December of 2009.