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Top 10 Ways to Use Up Hard-Boiled Eggs


Think about what to do with hard-boiled eggs, and the first thing that comes to mind is deviled eggs. Without question, deviled eggs are a universal favorite when it comes to appetizers. If you have old eggs to get rid of or leftover Easter eggs, consider breaking out of the box and trying something new. You should know that older eggs are best for hard cooking, since they will peel easier. First learn how to make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs. Then try some alternative ways to use them up.

1. Deviled Eggs

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Far from the bland deviled eggs you find at some parties and family gatherings, these deviled eggs are full of flavor and texture. Do take a few extra minutes to add a little garnish so they look as impressive as they taste. Great for low-carb diets.
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2. Chicken Liver Pate

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For an inexpensive variation on foie gras, try chicken livers in this tasty pate. Plan ahead for overnight refrigeration to let flavors blend.
Photo © 2006 Peggy Trowbridge, licensed to About.com, Inc.

3. Egg Salad with Capers and Olives

Use this flavorful egg salad as a topper for greens, in a sandwich, or modify for deviled eggs.

4. Egg, Nut and Mushroom Pate

Whip up this tasty vegetable nut pate in the food processor. Serve with your choice of crackers, melba toast, or toasted bread rounds. Fast and easy.

5. Hindoo Eggs

The eggs are served in a curried white sauce and served over hot rice or toast points. May be eaten for breakfast or as an entree.

6. Scotch Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs are wrapped in sausage, breaded, and deep-fried. Served warm or at room temperature, these are great for breakfast or quartered as an appetizer.

7. Pickled Eggs

If you love pickled beets, you'll love pickled eggs. A popular deli item, it's easy to make these at home. They can be refrigerated up to two weeks, if they last that long.

8. Tarragon Brie Sauce with Hard-Boiled Eggs

A gourmet take-off on Eggs Benedict, Brie cheese and wine lend a decadent and elegant touch to tarragon sauce served over warm hard-boiled eggs and waffles. The sauce may be partially made in advance to save time. This is a perfect dish for such special occasions as Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and Father's Day, as well as brunches.

9. Beef and Sausage Roll

This yummy beef and sausage roll is stuffed with hard-boiled eggs, prosciutto, provolone, and spinach. It is delicious hot, warm, or cold and makes great sandwiches.

10. Cabbage Mushroom Pie

This delicious savory pie combines cabbage, onions, mushrooms and herbs with layers of cream cheese and hard-boiled eggs.
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