For Greek Easter we hard boil eggs and colour them red to symbolise Anastaci – the resurrection of Christ and new life. Cracking the eggs is a fun game to play with children and family. The hard shell of the egg symbolises the sealed Tomb of Christ and the cracking of which symbolises his resurrection from the dead. However not everyone eats the eggs after they crack them. There is always so many eggs left over the next day.
We don’t like to waste food. Please do not throw the uneaten eggs in the bin. They can be used in many different recipes. Here are a few ideas for you to try:
10 recipes ideas for using the leftover eggs from Greek Easter:
1. Peeled Breakfast Eggs
Peel the eggs and eat them for breakfast. Sometimes the kids (and husbands) wont eat the eggs because they don’t like to peel the shell. So if you peel the eggs and put them on a plate, they are more likely to be eaten.
Serve with some avocado, pita, fruit and what ever else you have left over from Easter lunch.
2. Eggs On Toast
Slice the eggs and put them on toast.
Add a bit of salt & pepper.
You could also add: cheese, tomato, cucumber, avocado, butter, sauce – whatever you have in the fridge.
3. Egg Salad
Make a salad, similar to a Greek salad but add egg. Cut up lettuce, tomato, cucumber, egg and add some olive oil & salt.
4. Potato Salad
Cut the eggs in halves or quarters and add them to your potato salad.
There is a really good potato salad recipe in the Festive Flavours cookbook or try this recipe from the Thermomix Recipe Community: All In One Potato & Egg Salad
If you are avoiding potatoes, you could try this cauliflower version of potato salad : Cauliflower Version of I Love Your Potato Salad
5. Caesar Salad
Add the boiled eggs to a caesar salad with a bit of cos lettuce, bacon, croutons, anchovies, avocado and chicken. Make your own caesar salad dressing with this recipe or try any of these Caesar recipes from the Thermomix Recipe Community:
6. Egg & Lettuce Sandwich
Use a fork to mash up the boiled eggs. Use the eggs to make an egg and lettuce sandwich. Add some avocado if you like and a bit of homemade mayo for extra flavour. We like the mayonnaise recipe from the Basic Cook Book + Chip.
You could also try this sweet curry mayo from the recipe community: Sweet Curry Mayo
7. Pickled Tuna-Salad Sandwich
Make a tuna spread by mixing the hard boiled eggs with tuna and pickle relish.
Try one of these relish recipes from the Thermomix Recipe Community:
8. Curried Egg
There are many different ways to make curried egg. Mix your eggs with mayonnaise and curry powder and then spread the curried egg on a sandwich or on toast. Here are a few recipe ideas from the Thermomix Recipe Community:
9. Devilled Eggs
Turn your boiled eggs in to devilled eggs. Put different garnishes on top of the eggs such as paprika, crumbled cooked bacon, asparagus or fresh herbs.
Try this recipe from the Thermomix Recipe Community: Devilled Eggs
10. Meat Loaf
Put the whole egg in the centre of a meat loaf like this recipe from the Thermomix Recipe Community: Eggy Herbed Meat Loaf
- Scotch Eggs – try this recipe from saveur.com
- Grate boiled eggs and toss it through pasta