Showing posts with label Italian Easter Pie Palmiers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Italian Easter Pie Palmiers. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Egg Salad and More Tasty Ideas for Your Holiday Leftovers from Cleo Coyle


Easter eggs are so very pretty.
Bright with spring colors,
they're fun to dye
and equally fun to photograph.



They're also delicious to eat. Will you be eating your Easter eggs? How? With a dash of salt or Tabasco? Or (ironically) as deviled eggs?

Here's how my husband
and I like to eat them:





Cleo Coyle, who always
appreciates a good egg, is author
of The Coffeehouse Mysteries




Cleo Coyle's
Easter Egg
and Bacon Salad
To download a PDF of
this recipe that you can print,
save, or share, click here.


Makes 4 servings


 

INGREDIENTS:

8 hard boiled eggs
4 slices bacon
2 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
1/3 cup mayonnaise
pepper to taste (optional)
1 teaspoon lemon juice 
   or white vinegar (optional)


DIRECTIONS: Peel the hard boiled eggs and chop them into a bowl. Set aside. Place a small skillet over medium heat. Using kitchen shears, cut the bacon into slivers, fry them up in the skillet, and drain them on paper towels. Toss the bacon bits into the bowl with the chopped eggs. Add the fresh, chopped parsley, and mayonnaise. Because the bacon is salty, I never add salt to this salad. A bit of pepper is a nice addition. I sometimes add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice or white vinegar. This brings a slight bright tanginess to the salad that you might like, as well.



Would you like a few more leftover ideas?
Click the links below for some
of my past recipes . . .  


Do you have extra potatoes and carrots on hand? My Autumn Potatoes are a healthier version of garlic mashed potatoes. The addition of carrots (and the use of very little butter) make it a tasty recipe with more nutrition and fiber than regular mashed potatoes. They're prettier on your plate, too. But the best part is this: The creamy, buttery potatoes are still the star of this side dish. You hardly taste the carrots.

Click here for the PDF of this recipe.



Is your fridge still full of holiday ham? Here are two ideas. Above is a classic ham salad recipe. Try it on crackers with an olive or slice of jalapeno. Click here for a PDF of my Ham Salad recipe.

Below is a picture of my Italian Easter Pie Palmiers, a very easy appetizer made with frozen puff pastry, a few other ingredients, and your leftover ham. The recipe is based on the flavors in my late aunt Mary's annual Easter pie. Click here for a PDF of my palmiers recipe.


Finally, if you happen to have extra turkey or chicken in the house, try my quick and easy pot pie with cheddar cheese crust. For a PDF of one of my favorite post-holiday leftover meals, click here.




Do you have a favorite
idea for leftovers?

Let us know in the
comments below, and . . .

Eat with joy!

~ Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries



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