Hard-Boiled Eggs: What to do with Easter and Passover leftovers?

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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:

  1. Do not keep hard-boiled eggs for more than one week otherwise they are considered unsafe for consumption.
  2. Left eggs out at room temperature for more than two hours? Toss them in the garbage.
  3. 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.

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