Did you know that a hard-boiled egg is safe to eat for you to seven days after it’s been cooked?* I had no idea that they lasted that long until I started researching some ideas for what leftover hard-boiled eggs could be used for since I shared my post last Monday about how to colour eggs naturally.
** According to this post, a hard-boiled egg will last for up to seven days in the fridge as long as the shell is still on it. If you peel it before popping it in the fridge then it’s only good for up to five days. **
Hard boiling and poaching eggs have shown to be the healthiest methods of preparing them as they don’t require oil or butter for cooking. Hard-boiled eggs are full of vital nutrients, from muscle-building protein to metabolism-boosting B vitamins as well as vitamin D. Hard-boiled eggs are amazing for a quick grab and go snack too as they’re not only good for you but they really can fill you up too.
So, whether you have some leftover hard-boiled eggs to use up or you just fancy boiling up some eggs for a quick snack, here’s some ideas for what you can use them for…
Devilled eggs are basically hard-boiled eggs sliced in half with the yolk taken out and made into a paste by mixing with something like mayonnaise and then piped back into the hole. This is such an easy thing to do because deviled eggs are so extremely versatile. You can add so many different flavors, herbs and even bits of bacon or other meat to the mixture to make them more interesting. In the past, I’ve added some smashed avocado and lime juice to the egg yolk before spooning it back into the egg.
Here’s a few other delicious ideas if you fancy making your own version:
Bacon Blue Deviled Eggs With Roasted Garlic And Asparagus by How Sweet Eats
Deviled Eggs With Beets And Smoked Salmon by Little Broken
Egg Salad or Egg Mayo
When we were in New York, I bought an egg salad sandwich from a bakery thinking it was going to be the same as egg mayo is here in the UK but it was totally different. There seems to be a lot of different versions of egg salad out there with all kinds of differing ingredients in them but the one I had seemed to have bacon mixed with mayo and possibly some mild mustard with some crispy bacon mixed through it along with something else that I couldn’t identify so all I can say about that was that it was crispy. 😉
I definitely recommend trying your own version of egg salad even if you’re not a fan of traditional sandwiches – just eat it on a bed of lettuce if that’s what you fancy. I’ve tried making this myself and adding a little chopped avocado into the mix which was amazing. Here’s a few more egg salad ideas that you might like to try…
Crab Egg Salad Recipe by Natasha’s Kitchen
Tarragon Egg Salad by Simply Recipes
Sliced hard-boiled eggs can be an amazing addition to a traditional garden salad or even in a potato salad. I absolutely love hard boiled eggs in a prawn and egg salad and an egg and potato salad with salad cream is my favourite Summer lunch,
Here’s a few other salads that are quick and easy to make…
Green Bean And Egg Salad by Diethood
Cobb Salad by I Heart Naptime
I’m pretty sure you raised your eyebrows when you read the word pizza. 😉 But actually, leftover hard-boiled eggs on pizza is actually a thing and lots of people love it! Here’s two of my favourite ideas for you to try…
Portuguese Pizza by Mutt And Chops
Hard Boiled Eggs Pesto Pizza by The Zoe Blog
Hack The Classics
Repurpose your leftover hard-boiled eggs by substituting them in a classic recipe…
This Hard Boiled Eggs Benedict Recipe by Home Cooking Memories uses leftover hard-boiled eggs rather than the classic version which is made with poached eggs.
We all know you’re supposed to add an egg to cookie dough, but it’s usually a fresh egg, not hard-boiled unless you’re making these amazing Hard Boiled Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies by Cookies And Cups.
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