Easter Egg Ideas
Scrambling for a quick-and-easy recipe to use up some of those hard-cooked Easter eggs? These dishes will make the solution simple! Don't forget to check out the additional Egg Tips shared below.
For example, you can just add a little diced chicken and these zippy Chicken Creole Deviled Eggs from our Test Kitchen are almost a lunch in themselves! If you don't have Creole seasoning, substitute the following:
- 1/4 teaspoon each paprika and garlic powder
- a pinch each of cayenne pepper, dried thyme and ground cumin.
As a substitute for honey mustard, combine 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard and 1/2 teaspoon honey.
These big-eyed, Cute Egg Chicks will steal the show at your Easter table or on a buffet! Our Test Kitchen staff took a little artistic license with a recipe shared by field editor Tami Escher of Dumont, Minnesota, and came up with these clever chicks.
Tangy Potato Salad is so easy, you can put it together in no time. "I've shared the recipe with our three daughters," says Marilyn Van Scyoc of Carthage, Indiana, "and it's become a signature dish with all of them."
"On days when I don't have much time to cook, Bacon 'n' Egg Salad Sandwiches always hit the spot," shares Jane Ozment of Purcell, Oklahoma. "It's also nice made with toasted bread or English muffins. Our family loves egg dishes of any kind. Luckily, my mom owns 30 chickens and keeps me supplied with farm-fresh ingredients."
Topped with ham, roast beef, bacon and other fixings, Swiss Cobb Salad is a hearty dish with an excellent blend of flavors. A from-scratch vinaigrette adds the refreshing final touch to this recipe from our Test Kitchen.
- To quickly and easily peel hard-cooked eggs, first cool them under cold water. Then put all the eggs in a saucepan large enough for them to move around in. Shake the pan vigorously from side to side until the eggs are all well cracked. Then, it's a cinch to peel off the shells!
- Spray your egg slicer with nonstick cooking spray before slicing hard-cooked eggs. They slice easier and cleaner since no egg clings to the slicer.
- Serve deviled eggs in paper cupcake liners and set them in muffin tins to serve. They stay upright and neat, and the eggs in the paper cups won't slide around on your guests' plates.