I am already up to my ears in boiled eggs.
In my household, we get an early start dying eggs so by the time Easter rolls around, I’ve been through three of four dozen. I have to get creative with ways to use them.
Since small bites, crostini and toast appetizers are so popular, I thought I’d transform my boiled eggs into a variety of those for Easter. You can serve these as appetizers or make them after Easter for a casual dinner.
I have several suggestions because they are so easy.
Most of these recipes were made with a loaf of pre-sliced Italian bread; I simply popped the slices in the toaster instead of using the oven. It was so quick and easy. The serving sizes assume you use an Italian loaf; a baguette would yield more portions.
If you read my column last week, you saw my deviled eggs with Yum Yum sauce. Those were so divine I wanted to transform it into an egg salad. I served it on toasted bread as an appetizer, but you can serve it as a sandwich, too. For low carb eaters, serve it on a slice of cucumber or daikon.
I love avocado toast so that was a must on the menu. It takes half an avocado for a piece of toast so this recipe only makes two slices. I simply topped the avocado toast with chopped eggs, bacon, diced grape tomatoes and salt and pepper. It was so simple and delicious. This is a great breakfast option.
A very popular choice was the simplest recipe of all: I toasted Italian bread, smeared store bought pimento cheese dip on it, topped it with sliced eggs, salt and pepper and a sweet and spicy pickle. It was a huge hit.
Be sure to add salt and pepper to your eggs once the egg is one the bread.
Another simple recipe was one I topped with onion and chive cream cheese, sliced eggs and tomatoes, salt and pepper and drizzled it in balsamic vinegar.
Lastly, I chopped eggs, bacon and tomatoes and tossed it all in a store bought honey mustard dressing. Then I topped the toasted bread with romaine lettuce and served the egg concoction in the middle. It was fantastic. You could make it low carb by serving it in lettuce like lettuce wraps.
Hopefully this gives you plenty of options to use your eggs this Easter.
I hope you enjoy the recipes.
Yum Yum Egg Salad
Makes 8-10 pieces
5 large hard boiled eggs
2 green onions, sliced
1/3 cup minced celery
2 tablespoons shredded carrots
2 tablespoon chopped cilantro
½ cup Yum Yum sauce
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
¼ cup almond slivers
Mix all ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve on toasted bread.
Pimento Toast with Sweet & Spicy Pickle
Makes 4 pieces
4 slices of French or Italian bread
Prepared pimento cheese spread
2 boiled eggs
4-8 slices of sweet and spicy pickles
Toast the bread. Peel and slice the eggs. Spread a generous amount of pimento spread on each piece of toast. Top with eggs. Add salt and pepper. Top with one or two slices of sweet and spicy pickles.
Avocado Toast with Bacon, Eggs & Tomato
Makes 2 pieces
2 slices of toasted bread
1/8 teaspoon cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
1 boiled egg
2-4 grape tomatoes
1 tablespoon real bacon pieces
Peel avocado and smash it with a fork. Add cumin and salt and pepper to taste. Divide it between two slices of toasted bread. Chop egg and tomatoes. Divide between avocado toast and top with bacon. Serve.
Honey Mustard Bacon and Egg Spread
Makes 4 pieces
2 boiled eggs
5 grape tomatoes
2 tablespoons real bacon pieces
2 slices Romaine lettuce
Toast or French bread
¼ cup or more honey mustard dressing
Peel and chop eggs. Set aside. Chop tomatoes and toss with eggs and bacon. Add honey mustard dressing and toss to coat. Add more, if desired. Spread a piece of lettuce over the toasted bread. Top with egg filling and serve.
Chive Cream Cheese Crostini with Tomato & Egg
6 slices of toasted bread
Chive & onion cream cheese
Sliced heirloom grape tomatoes
2 boiled eggs
Balsamic vinegar drizzle
Garlic salt and pepper to taste
Toast the bread and then top with a very generous smear of cream cheese. Slice the boiled eggs and divide the slices between the bread. Add sliced tomatoes. Add garlic salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve.