By now you’ve eaten all the chocolate, but not all the eggs you coloured. Here are some ideas as to what to do with all the leftover eggs.
1. Egg and potato salad:
Prep 15 min, Cook 30 min. Serves 6 people.
What you’ll need: 6 yellow potatoes (peeled and cut into desired size), 2 green onions, 2 tsp mustard, 3 hard boiled eggs (chopped), ¼ cup olive oil, ¼ cup white vinegar, ¼ cup chopped parsley, salt and pepper to taste.
How to make it: Boil potatoes until just tender, rinse in cold water to stop the cooking process, drain really well. Add eggs, celery and green onions. In a separate bowl, mix mustard, oil, vinegar and salt and pepper. Add to potato and egg mixture, and gently stir until mixed. Season to taste.
2. Egg salad sandwiches:
Prep 5 minutes. Serves 1.
What you’ll need: 2 hard boiled eggs (diced), 1 tbsp sour cream, 1 tsp Dijon mustard, salt and pepper to taste, 2 slices of bread.
How to make it: In a bowl, combine eggs, mustard and sour cream. Season to taste. Put between two slices of bread.
3. Smoked salmon Deviled eggs:
What you’ll need: 6 hard boiled eggs, 2 tsp Dijon mustard, 2 tbsp mayonnaise, 12 small pieces of smokes salmon, 12 capers, 1 tsp of lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste, 2 tbsp coarsely chopped dill.
How to make it: Cut boiled eggs in half. Remove egg yolks by gently squeezing the halved egg from both sides – the yolk usually pops out easily. To the bowl with egg yolks add Dijon mustard, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Mash together with a fork. Fill each egg white by either spooning or piping the yolk mixture. Garnish with a piece of smoked salmon, a caper and dill.
4. A new take on a Cobb salad:
Prep time: 20 minutes. Serves 6.
What you’ll need: 6 cups of baby spinach, 6 slices of crispy prosciutto (microwave slices of prosciutto in a single layer, on a paper towel for 1-2 minutes until crisp), 6 hard boiled eggs (peeled and sliced), 12 cherry tomatoes (halved), 1 avocado (pitted, cored and cubed), ½ cup Goat feta cheese, 3 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, salt and pepper to taste.
How to make it: In a bowl, arrange baby leaves as the base. In rows, arrange prosciutto, eggs, tomatoes, avocado, and Goat cheese. In a separate bowl mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon, lemon juice and salt and pepper, and serve as dressing on the side.
5. Asparagus, potato and egg soup:
Prep time: 20 minutes. Cook time: 20 minutes. Serves 4.
What you’ll need: 1 bunch of asparagus (diced and woody ends removed), 4 medium gold potatoes (peeled and diced), 1 tsp Dijon mustard, ¼ cup dill, 1 cup of vegetable stock, salt and pepper to taste, 2 boiled eggs (sliced).
How to make it: Cook the potatoes for about 10 minutes, until starting to get tender. Add asparagus, and continue to cook until potatoes are soft and easily pierced with a fork, for another 10 minutes. Drain potatoes and asparagus, reserving the cooking liquid. Allow to cool slightly. Transfer to a blender. Add vegetable stock and enough of the reserved cooking liquid to cover potatoes and asparagus. Add Dijon mustard and dill. Blend until pureed. Season to taste. Transfer to bowls, and garnish with boiled egg slices.