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It's a situation many of us face each Easter night:
The Easter Bunny has come and gone, the egg hunt is over and the kids have overdosed on chocolate and jelly beans. You're cleaning up the last of the festivities when suddenly, reality in every shade of pastel seems to stare you down. What do you do with all those hard-boiled eggs?
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We did a story on creative ways to "repurpose" those leftover Easter eggs last year, including everything from deviled eggs and egg salad sandwiches to empanadas and appetizers. This year, we went through our recipe archive to find more ways -- concrete recipes to help you out, covering everything from salads to desserts (yes, desserts).
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Egg salad sandwich with dill
Total time: 30 minutes
8 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
2 tablespoons minced green onion
1/4 cup minced celery
1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons white vinegar
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
2 tablespoons chopped dill
8 slices olive bread
Cracked black pepper
1. Chop the eggs. Stir in the onion, celery, mustard, vinegar, mayonnaise and salt. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
2. Toss together the shredded lettuce and dill.
3. Divide the egg salad among 4 slices of the bread, spreading it to the corners. Grind black pepper over the egg salad, then place equal amounts of the lettuce-dill mixture on each sandwich. Top with the remaining bread slices. Cut in half and serve.
Each serving: 376 calories; 17 grams protein; 23 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams fiber; 24 grams fat; 5 grams saturated fat; 432 mg. cholesterol; 733 mg. sodium.