Nov. 5, 2020

Six Ways to Eat Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Six Fun Ways to Enjoy Hard-Boiled Eggs

Here’s my Sunday ritual: I boil a dozen eggs, write HB on them (so I know they are hard-boiled) and refrigerate them. They last seven days in the fridge and are a convenient part of my family’s weekly meals and snacks. How do we enjoy these eggs? Here are some of our favourite ways:

Old school devilled eggs – with a twist!

For classic devilled eggs, the whites are cut in half and placed on a serving tray, like little cups. The yolks are collected in a bowl to create the filling, and are usually mashed with mayonnaise, a hint of mustard and some paprika. Definitely perfection, but we like to mix it up a bit to keep it interesting:

- Guacamole Devilled Eggs: We mash the yolks with guacamole instead of mayonnaise, and garnish with a tortilla chip.

- Lemon Hummus Devilled Eggs: For these beauties, the yolks are mashed with hummus and lemon juice, and then topped with sliced kalamata olives.

- Caesar Devilled Eggs: We mix the mashed up yolks with creamy Caesar dressing instead of mayo, and top them with a piece of romaine lettuce and a garlicky crouton.

- Curried devilled eggs: I spice things up by using this Burnbrae Farms recipe

Avocado toast

The idea of adding sliced or mashed avocado to toast instead of butter is a hot trend, and it’s super delicious. The only drawback? It’s a meal without much protein. That’s where hard-boiled eggs come in! I top my avocado toast with spinach, tomato and slices of two hard-boiled eggs. The eggs add 12 grams of protein. Try one of our recipes: Salt & pepper egg and avocado toast ; Dill egg and avocado toast ; or Teriyaki egg and avocado toast

Awesome salads

I often enjoy a meal-sized salad for lunch, and I combine my vegetables with lots of protein. I’m a fan of classic niçoise salad , which combines tuna, green beans, potatoes and hard-boiled eggs on a bed of greens, and is topped with a Dijon vinaigrette. Sometimes I mix it up and make a Cobb salad (hard-boiled eggs paired with bacon – yum), and I use jars so it’s easy to tote these to work. I also love this tuna, chickpea and egg salad from our Burnbrae Farms recipe collection. And here’s a neat fact: a study from 2015 showed that pairing eggs with salad helps the body better absorb the antioxidants (carotenoids such as lutein) from salad vegetables.

Marinated eggs

I often slice my hard-boiled eggs and add a sprinkle of salt. It’s delicious, but I elevated that to the next level when I found a unique way to marinate eggs in a soy sauce brine, which infuses that salty, savoury flavour right into the whites. I whisk the following ingredients together in a large mason jar or container:

- ¾ cup hot water (so the sugar dissolves) tuna

- 1 tbsp white sugar

- ¼ cup rice vinegar or white wine vinegar

- ½ cup reduce sodium soy sauce

- Pinch red chilli flakes (optional)

Then I add six hard-boiled eggs, and let them marinate for about 24 hours before I enjoy them. They are great sliced into a sandwich or atop a ramen noodle bowl. Short on time? Looking for a convenient way to enjoy marinated hard-boiled eggs? Try Burnbrae Farms EGGS2go! Dill Hard-Boiled Eggs – perfectly cooked and ready to eat with a dash of dill. Or try Burnbrae Farms EGGS2go! Salt & Pepper with a little extra flavour.

Topped and dipped

Another way to add savoury goodness is with a variety of spice topping or dry dip options. I slice my egg into quarters, then sprinkle them with one of these spice blends:

- Gomasio: a Japanese condiment made from toasted sesame seeds, salt and roasted seaweed.

- Za’atar: A Middle Eastern spice blend made with oregano, sumac, sesame seeds, thyme and salt.

- Montreal Steak Spice: Yep, it’s not just for steaks. This mix contains dried onions and garlic, peppercorns, mustard seeds, rock salt, and a bit of chili spice.

Play with your food

Packing a fun and healthy lunch for your kids can be a struggle. But Burnbrae has you covered with these Funny-Faced Egg Salad Sandwiches . Get your kids involved and let your creativity shine!

Convenience Tip

If your weekends are busy but you’d really like to incorporate more hard-boiled eggs into your family’s meals, try Burnbrae EGGS2go! hard-boiled eggs. Available in 2 and 6 packs, Omega 3, Dill or Salt & Pepper. Click here to take advantage of our “Buy One, Get One Free” offer.

The bottom line? Be creative! Once you have hard-boiled eggs ready to go, you’ll find many nutritious and delicious uses for them during the week.

Margaret Hudson

President, Burnbrae Farms