Monday, April 6, 2009
Everything Egg - Use Them Up
If you plan on coloring eggs or even if you are just a frugal shopper, you will want to take advantage of the lower egg prices. Of course, it's not a bargain if you do not use them before they expire. Read on for some ideas on using them up and if you have other ideas, please leave me a comment. I'd love to hear your ideas too.
- First and simplest, my kids love them as a filling, protein-laden snack. Just add a little salt and pepper and enjoy.
- A classic stand-by, egg salad is quite filling for growing children. Smash the eggs with a fork and add the salt and pepper to taste before adding the other ingredients. Add a little mustard, mayo and pickle relish to taste.
- Making meat loaf? Hollow out a cavity once the meat is in the pan, place 2 hard-boiled eggs in the cavity and place the remaining meat on top of the eggs so that they are covered. (Cheese is also great to hide inside the meat loaf.) Then, bake as normal.
**Update. I've received quite a bit of comments and questions about the eggs inside of meatloaf, so I found a recipe to show you what I'm talking about. It's not the same one I use, but the one at Eggland's Best will give you an idea of what it looks like.**
- Eggs are perfect in almost any salad - potato salad, macaroni salad, tuna or on top of a tossed salad.
- Of course, we can't omit the obligatory Deviled Eggs. I like to use a Crinkle Cutter to slice the eggs in half. (This is the same crinkle cutter that apparently makes carrot sticks taste better. You can read about it in this veggie post.) Prepare your favorite recipe and place into a pastry bag or a zippered plastic bag and snip off the corner. This makes refilling the eggs much neater and prettier than using a spoon. For extra flavor, sometimes I add ranch dressing and a little less mayo.
- If you still need unique ideas for Devilled Eggs, check out DevilledEggs.org. I would have never guessed there are more than 50 ways to fix these eggs.
If you need some pointers on boiling the perfect egg or a way to save on them through the year, check back tomorrow.
This post is linked to:
Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays at Blessed With Grace
Thanks for reading and for the comments. I will admit, when I first saw the recipe for the egg in the meatloaf, I thought it was unusual too. :) It definitely creates an interesting presentation and the flavor really is not affected. Great for one of those days you feel like going against the grain. :)
Thanks for reading!
I've never heard of that! I love cauliflower and might have to give that a shot. Thanks for sharing!
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