Picadillo, ramen, lasagna: 10 things to make with hard-boiled eggs that are not egg salad or deviled eggs

Did you get your fill of eggs this weekend?

Hard-boiled eggs are an Easter staple. So are deviled eggs and egg salad. Addie Broyles / American-Statesman

If you are looking for new ideas to use up those hard-boiled eggs, allow me to offer a few suggestions. Some of these are going to sound crazy. Others, you’ll want to make for lunch.

Picadillo: This savory ground beef dish is popular from Cuba to the Phillipines, and it often calls for hard-boiled eggs. You can also make a picadillo shepard’s pie.

Lasagna: In some parts of Italy, lasagna is made with hard-boiled eggs instead of ricotta.

Cobb Salad: It’s not exactly the squishy egg salad you might be trying to avoid, but this hearty salad still a good way to use up a lot of eggs.

Macaroni Salad: Hey, I told you some of these would sound weird.

Ramen Sliders: Leave it to Taste of Home to come up with crunchy “sliders” made with small burgers, hard-boiled eggs and “buns” made with raw ramen noodles. Or you could just slice the eggs and serve them in a bowl of regular ramen noodles.

Open-Faced Sandwiches: Serve with any kind of spread you like, from pate to hummus.

Roasted Asparagus: Asparagus served with crumbled hard-boiled eggs isn’t all that odd, but it’s also not a dish to think to make.

Beef Rolls: This recipe from the L.A. Times calls for rolling hard-boiled eggs in raw beef before simmering in a sauce.

Spanish Tapas: Here’s one of many ways to serve sliced hard-boiled eggs on bread, tapas style. This version has anchovies and red peppers.

Borscht: Enough said.



Author: Addie Broyles

Food writer for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360.com.

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