7 Unexpected Recipes to Use Leftover Hardboiled Eggs

March 28, 2016

It's the day after Easter Sunday, and you may be left with a few (or a dozen) more hardboiled eggs than you'd care to have taking up room in your fridge. But with a little imagination and some pantry staples you can transform those eggs into something you'd actually like to eat. Instead of the may0-heavy egg salad you might typically make with leftover eggs, shake things up with one of these inventive recipes--you may never look at a hardboiled egg the same again.

Scotch Eggs
Scotch eggs are a popular British snack that you can find in lots of pubs here in the states. The eggs are wrapped in sausage and crunchy panko bread crumbs, so there are a lot of flavors and textures going on. 

Niçoise Salad
Hardboiled eggs can be used in a variety of different salads, but there is something so appealing about a fresh and colorful, beautifully arranged Niçoise salad.

Pressed Summer Sandwich with Eggs and Anchovies
Eggs and briny anchovies combine with fresh herbs, tomatoes, and orange bell peppers to create a bright and flavorful sandwich that's perfect for picnicking.

Avocado Toast
Avocado toast is a brunch mainstay that's just about the easiest recipe  you can whip up. Topping it with slices of egg ups the protein factor to fill you up and sustain you until lunchtime.

Jalapeño Popper Deviled Eggs
Bacon always makes things better, and when you add it, along with cheese and fresh jalapeños to deviled eggs, it takes the humble hardboiled egg to the next level. 

Chicken Pan Bagnat
This Provençal favorite layers all the components of a salad, including eggs and even the dressing, between two slices of crusty bread. 

Apricot and Basil Shortbread Tart
You wouldn't expect to find hardboiled eggs in a dessert, and you probably won't even notice them in this tart--the yolks are mixed with potato starch to make the flaky crust!

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