If your kids are anything like mine, chances are they LOVE dyeing and decorating eggs for Easter, but they don’t love eating them for days on end after Easter. A simple egg salad is the perfect way to use up your overabundance in a hurry, and this egg salad recipe is one of my faves.
For this delicious classic egg salad, you first need to start with perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs. There are a couple of different methods you can use to cook your eggs. The American Egg Board provides some great tips for traditional hard-boiled eggs, or you can try my easy baked “hard-boiled” eggs method.
Both methods will benefit from the following tips:
- Very fresh eggs can be difficult to peel, and with the very short farm to store timeframes these days, it pays to buy your eggs a week to 10 days in advance of cooking to allow the air cell within the egg to develop. The bigger the air cell, the easier it is to peel your hard-boiled eggs because it separates the membranes from the eggshell.
- Hard-boiled eggs are easiest to peel right after cooling, because the egg to contracts slightly in the shell as it cools. Placing the eggs in an ice water bath immediately after cooking cools them quickly.
- To peel a hard-boiled egg: Gently tap egg on countertop until shell is finely crackled all over. Roll egg between hands to loosen shell. Starting peeling at large end, holding egg under cold running water to help ease the shell off.
- Storage time: In the shell, hard-boiled eggs can be refrigerated safely up to one week. Refrigerate in their original carton to prevent odor absorption. Once peeled, eggs should be eaten that day.
- Decorating eggs: If you’re looking for some fresh and innovative ideas for decorating your hard-boiled eggs, check out these egg decorating tips from HGTV design stars Cortney and Robert Novogratz.
Whether or not you use up those hard-boiled eggs in a yummy egg salad recipe, you can feel good in knowing that eggs are a fantastic source of high-quality protein for your family. In fact, there are at least six reasons why you should include a meal that incorporates eggs daily to fuel your mind and body!
But try the egg salad recipe — I really think you’ll love it…
Do you prefer your egg salad served over lettuce or as a sandwich?
The best egg salad recipe starts with a batch of easy-to-peel hard boiled eggs. Try this easy oven-baked method for perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs that are easy to peel every time!
This post is brought to you by the American Egg Board. All opinions are 100% mine.1