Easter isn’t possible without colorful Easter eggs! They decorate the table and give the children a lot of fun with the Easter egg hunt. But when the festival is over, many people ponder how to use up the leftover eggs. It’s a shame to throw these away. That’s why we’ve collected interesting recipe ideas with hard-boiled eggs and want to present them to you today. According to statistics, millions of hard-boiled eggs end up in the trash every year. That’s an incredible amount! We therefore want to declare war on food waste and have put together great tips for recycling leftover Easter eggs for you. Stay tuned to see what you can do with the rest of the festival.
What do you do with all the leftover Easter eggs after the holidays?
Egg salad with radishes – a recipe idea from grandma’s time!
Use eggs – how long do boiled and colored Easter eggs last?
That’s a good question, but the answer to it is pretty simple. Hard-boiled eggs can be stored at room temperature and will keep for at least two weeks. If the eggs have not been quenched after cooking, they can even be eaten up to four weeks after the feast. It is recommended that you store them in the refrigerator in this case. Bought colorful Easter eggs even have a shelf life of up to three months. That’s what it says on the packaging. You don’t have to wait that long to use up your eggs. They keep best for up to two weeks after the festival, during which time you can safely eat the leftover Easter eggs. Or make something savory with it!
A fake bunny is a great idea how to use up hard-boiled eggs.
Quick tips for using up hard-boiled eggs just after Easter
We’ll start with the simplest way to utilize hard-boiled eggs, which is to make tasty spreads. For this you need, for example, two slices of bread (preferably rye or organic bread), some butter and two Easter eggs cut into slices. After you have brushed the bread slices with butter and covered them with the egg slices, you only have to season the egg bread. Salt, pepper and herbs depending on your taste are perfect for the purpose. The spreads with Easter eggs can also be combined with asparagus, avocado and spring onions.
And another recycling idea that is easy to imitate: whether for Easter brunch or shortly after the festival, you can halve the boiled eggs and fill them with a spicy sauce. This is how you get the so-called devil’s eggs, which taste really delicious!
An egg salad is quick to prepare and can also be used to spread on bread.
Use eggs with the following recipe ideas
The following recipe ideas are absolutely classic and always lead to a good end result. It’s worth trying these out if you have too many uneaten Easter eggs after Easter and don’t know exactly what to do with them. Here are our four favorite egg recipes.
1) Egg salad – the classic in the cold kitchen
The classic egg salad comes from the 80s. This can be made with ham, celery, pickles, and hard-boiled eggs by chopping these ingredients into small pieces. A spicy sauce is also prepared for this, preferably from 200g mayonnaise and 150g whole milk yoghurt. Mix both well and taste the sauce with a little salt, pepper, mustard and chives. This salad can also be used on bread or served as an appetizer.
Classic egg salad with ham and celery – the clever way to use eggs
Would you like vegan egg salad if you do without animal products?
2) Eggs in mustard sauce
This is another classic egg dish after Easter. These can be prepared quickly and easily and enjoyed with the family. First prepare a slightly spicy mustard sauce, that is, make a roux first and then pour in some vegetable stock and cream. Then comes the mustard. You can determine the amount yourself, depending on how spicy you want the sauce to be. Finally season with a little sugar, salt, pepper and white wine vinegar. Your mustard sauce is ready! Peel the hard-boiled eggs, cut them in half and let them warm up in the sauce. Serve with boiled potatoes!
Use eggs and make something savory with them!
Eggs in mustard sauce taste really great with boiled potatoes!
… or maybe with mashed potatoes?
3) The Fake Bunny – a popular twist on meatloaf
The meatloaf with hard-boiled eggs is a popular idea for using up eggs, also known as false rabbit. You need to prepare your ground beef with an egg, chopped onions, some butter and breadcrumbs. Condiments like mustard, salt and pepper are also a must here. Mix all the ingredients well and place the ground beef in a baking pan. Then spread hard-boiled eggs in the middle and cover with the ground beef. The baking pan is then placed directly in the oven. The fake rabbit is baked at 180 degrees for about 45 minutes. It is served with boiled potatoes, mashed potatoes or steamed vegetables. The fake rabbit tastes really delicious!
The wrong rabbit is the favorite dish of many Germans!
After the Easter holidays you can use eggs like this!
4) Egg stew – a vegetarian version of the popular egg dish
The popular egg ragout can be made vegetarian. You can only combine the small cut or at least halved eggs with vegetables. First prepare a roux again, pour in the milk and let it boil. Then season with salt, pepper, curry and Worcestershire sauce. You have to let the eggs warm up in the sauce. This is often served with steamed peas, carrots or potatoes. Rice is also a good accompaniment to your vegetarian egg stew!
Vegetarian egg ragout tastes delicious!
You have the freedom to experiment with different types of vegetables.
Eggs in a green sauce with boiled potatoes and vegetables – a classic Hessian dish!
Use eggs after Easter! Do you already have a favorite Easter egg dish?
Now you are definitely convinced: boiled eggs can be used in many ways!