What to Do with Your Easter Egg Surplus

Written by Henrik Rothen

Mar.31 - 2024 9:44 PM CET

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If you find yourself with a surplus of eggs after Easter, we've got the perfect solution ready for you.

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Easter, with its vibrant traditions and festive spirit, often leads to an abundance of decorated eggs. It's easy to get carried away in the holiday excitement, resulting in purchasing and boiling more eggs than usual.

Once the Easter egg hunts are concluded and the decorations are put away, many find themselves with a refrigerator full of hard-boiled eggs. This surplus poses a delightful challenge: how to use them effectively before they spoil. To prevent waste and explore the versatility of eggs, we've compiled a list of innovative and tasty ways to repurpose your leftover Easter eggs.

From savory snacks to hearty meals, these ideas will ensure that your post-Easter surplus transforms into delightful culinary creations.

1. Egg Salad

Transform your eggs into a classic, creamy egg salad. Mix chopped eggs with mayonnaise, mustard, and your choice of crunchy vegetables for a quick and satisfying meal. Enjoy it as a sandwich filling or atop fresh greens.


  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, chopped

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 teaspoons mustard

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion (optional)


  1. In a bowl, combine the chopped eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

  2. Stir in the celery and onion, if using.

  3. Adjust seasoning to taste and serve on bread or over greens.

2. Deviled Eggs

Elevate your eggs to party-favorite status with deviled eggs. Halve them and mix the yolks with mayonnaise, mustard, and your choice of seasonings for a delightful appetizer. Experiment with toppings like smoked salmon or crispy bacon for added flair.


  • 6 hard-boiled eggs

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoon mustard

  • Salt and paprika to taste


  1. Halve the eggs lengthwise and remove yolks.

  2. Mash yolks with mayonnaise, mustard, and salt.

  3. Fill egg whites with the yolk mixture. Sprinkle with paprika.

3. Salad Toppings

Boost the protein content of any salad by adding chopped hard-boiled eggs. Their rich texture complements a variety of greens, from romaine to arugula, making your salads more substantial and flavorful.

4. Breakfast Burritos

Kick-start your morning with protein-packed breakfast burritos. Wrap sliced hard-boiled eggs, cheese, and your preferred veggies and meats in a soft tortilla for a filling and nutritious breakfast option.

  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced

  • 4 flour tortillas

  • ½ cup shredded cheese

  • 1 cup cooked and crumbled sausage or bacon

  • ½ cup diced bell peppers (optional)

  • Salsa or hot sauce, to taste


  1. Lay tortillas flat. Distribute eggs, cheese, meat, and bell peppers evenly among them.

  2. Roll up tortillas, folding in the sides.

  3. Heat on a skillet until golden. Serve with salsa or hot sauce.

5. Pickled Eggs

Try pickling your eggs for a tangy snack that lasts. Soak hard-boiled eggs in a mixture of vinegar, spices, and seasonings. The result is a flavorful pick-me-up that pairs well with salads and sandwiches.

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs

  • 1 cup vinegar

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • Spices (e.g., peppercorns, garlic cloves)


  1. Place eggs in a jar.

  2. Boil vinegar, water, sugar, salt, and spices. Cool slightly.

  3. Pour over eggs. Seal and refrigerate for at least 48 hours.

6. Egg Curry

For a heartier dish, add hard-boiled eggs to a rich curry sauce. This not only infuses the eggs with aromatic spices but also creates a comforting meal that is perfect served over rice or with flatbread.

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, halved

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 tomatoes, pureed

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated

  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

  • Salt to taste

  • 2 tablespoons oil

  • 1 cup water


  1. Heat oil and sauté onion, garlic, and ginger.

  2. Add tomatoes, curry powder, and salt. Cook until thickened.

  3. Add eggs and water. Simmer for 10 minutes.

  4. Serve with rice or bread.

7. Potato and Egg Salad

Mix together boiled potatoes, chopped eggs, and a creamy dressing for a classic potato and egg salad. It's a crowd-pleaser at picnics and BBQs, and a great way to use up multiple eggs.

  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped

  • 2 cups boiled potatoes, cubed

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons green onions, chopped

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a bowl, mix potatoes and eggs.

  2. Add mayonnaise, mustard, green onions, salt, and pepper.

  3. Stir gently and chill before serving.

8. Baking

Incorporate mashed hard-boiled yolks into your baking for added moisture and richness. Whether in cakes or cookies, yolks can enhance the texture and flavor of your favorite baked goods.

With a bit of creativity, your post-Easter egg surplus can be transformed into a variety of delightful dishes.

Happy cooking!

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