June 16, 2021
One of our culinary travelers' favorite activities when they participate in our Italy cooking vacations is making cheese. This is not part of every itinerary:…Read This Post
For those of you who find yourselves with a carton full of hard boiled eggs several days after Easter, we understand you might need a little help in finding innovative ways to use them. So here are our top suggestions for how to get rid of the rest of your Easter eggs.
1. Deviled Eggs
This one is obvious, but really, who doesn’t love deviled eggs? You can make them with virtually anything, including Italian “tonnata” style. Our favorite additions, if you want to think outside the box, are:
Truffles (or truffle oil, or truffle salt)
It’s easy to pop an egg into a salad, and adding it to tuna or potato salad is always a treat. But the best way to do it in our mind is with a Salad Niçoise like you find in Provence or a traditional American Cobb Salad.
Of course, another way to combine salads and egg is… egg salad! Our favorite (and simple) recipe combines the eggs with a bit of dijon, mayonnaise, onion, celery, honey, salt and pepper, and capers (the secret ingredient).
You can add hard boiled egg onto a variety of sandwiches, but in our travels by far the best example is with the “Foccacia Milese” that you can find (I believe) only in Alghero, on the island of Sardinia (Italy). This is a tour-de-force of yumminess including some combination of: tomato, tuna, hard boiled egg, onion, anchovies, arugula, bacon, cheese, oil, and vinegar. It is served on the inside of a split focaccia, and it is heaven on earth.
4. Portuguese hard-boiled eggs
Since I’m still into all things Portugal since my trip there last month, my current favorite is this little bit of goodness. I’m not sure if it’s even Portuguese – as I never ate while I was there – but I’ve discovered it’s an excellent way to enjoy an egg. Take a fresh ripe tomato, cut it cross-ways, discard and remove the seeds. Fry it quickly in a bit of oil, with salt and pepper. Make a quick tomato sauce with a bit of puree and salt and pepper (add garlic or garlic powder if you like). Peel the hard boiled egg and cut it in half. Place the egg inside the half-tomato, top with a bit of the sauce, and enjoy!
What are you favorite ways to enjoy hard-boiled eggs?
Looking for more egg recipes? Try this one for eggs en meurette!
By Peg Kern
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