Easy ways to use hard-boiled eggs
Hard-boiled eggs are a great way to add a little protein and vitamin D (it's in the yolk) to your day. Eat them plain or enjoy them in one of these egg-cellent recipes.
New American Deviled Eggs
This picnic favorite uses low-fat mayo and fat-free yogurt to cut down on calories but packs in flavor with ginger, hot sauce, and curry powder.
Ingredients: Hard-boiled eggs, fat-free yogurt, low-fat mayonnaise, baking potato, curry powder, ginger, hot pepper sauce, green onions
Try this recipe: New American Deviled Eggs
Photo: Quentin Bacon
Pressed Summer Sandwich With Eggs and Anchovies
This unique sandwich brings unusual Mediterranean favorites together for a savory flavor. Adding hard-boiled eggs adds a soft texture and mellow taste.
Ingredients: Crusty bread, capers, parsley, garlic, orange bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, red onion, black olives, hard-boiled eggs
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Photo: Dan Goldberg
Stuffed Chipotle Meatballs
Eggs in meatballs? You bet! The eggs help add low-cal texture to the meatballs without altering their meaty flavor. Chipotle chiles and cilantro add a spicy layer to the sauce that is quickly soaked up by the rice.
Ingredients: Ground beef, an egg, long-grain white rice, onion, hard-boiled eggs, chicken broth, tomato sauce, chipotle chiles, garlic, bay leaf, cilantro
Try this recipe: Stuffed Chipotle Meatballs
Photo: Leigh Beisch
Salmon Salad With Vinaigrette
This salad combines French elements to form a light lunch (or dinner). Vidalia onions pair nicely with the vinaigrette and add flavor to the hard-boiled eggs.
Ingredients: Green beans, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, olive oil, shallots, salmon, mixed salad greens, Vidalia onion, hard-boiled eggs
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Chicken Livers With Caramelized Onions and Madeira
The star of this dish is the spectacular onion and Madeira sauce. But using the hard-boiled eggs as a crumpled condiment adds a nice, mild finish to the dish.
Ingredients: Cooking oil, onions, chicken livers, Madeira, hard-boiled egg, parsley
Try this recipe: Chicken Livers With Caramelized Onions and Madeira
Photo: Antonis Achilleos
English-Muffin Egg Pizzas
This recipe is so simple, yet so delicious. Broiling the already cooked eggs provides a firmer texture. And the classic combination of the tomato, mozzarella, and oregano is a great fit for mild egg flavor.
Ingredients: English-muffins, olive oil, tomato slices, hard-boiled eggs, mozzarella, oregano
Try this recipe: English-Muffin Egg Pizzas
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Egg Salad With Capers
This classic salad tastes excellent in a pita, on toast, or even on top of a cucumber or cracker. Add a little tarragon for an extra kick, or give your egg salad some crunch with diced celery.
Ingredients: Red onion, red bell pepper, kalamata olives, light mayonnaise, parsley, capers, mustard, hard-boiled eggs
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Chicken Pan Bagnat
Pan bagnat, a regional favorite in Provence, delivers meat, bread, and salad all in one handful. Hard-boiled eggs blend perfectly with the olive oil–soaked bread.
Ingredients: Lemon juice, thyme, olive oil, crusty rolls, garlic, crisp lettuce leaves, tomatoes, roasted chicken, hard-boiled eggs, red onion, green bell pepper, olives, anchovy fillets (optional)
Try this recipe: Chicken Pan Bagnat