Eggs and Easter: Tips and recipes to make the egg even more incredible


Dyed, decorated, hard boiled, scrambled, baked or fried, eggs and Easter go hand and hand. Check out these tips and recipes to make the egg even more incredible.

Did you know that 230 million dozen eggs are sold during Easter? The American Egg Board provided that astounding fact. Eggs and Easter seem to be synonymous. From the decorating and dyeing to the Easter brunch recipes, an egg is likely to be consumed over the Spring holiday. A few tips and recipes can make the egg enjoyment even more incredible.

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One tradition of the Easter holiday is egg decorating. Kids and families love to dye, decorate and otherwise adorn the plain white egg. But, not all dyes and decorations are equal. Food safe options are a better choice.

According to the American Egg Board, “dyed and decorated eggs can be consumed if consumers use food safe dyes and food safe decorations.” Also, cracked eggs shouldn’t be consumed since the egg could be contaminated. So, if you want to eat those decorated Easter eggs, check the ingredients in your decoration method.

One holiday tradition is an Easter egg hunt. While any type of egg can be used in the hunt, those hidden gems are best left to the game. According to the FDA, and recommended by the American Egg Board, eggs that have been used in a hunt/roll shouldn’t be consumed since they have been out of the refrigerator for more than two hours.

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That refrigeration rule doesn’t just apply to dyed and decorated eggs. Egg dishes, like Easter brunch’s egg casserole, shouldn’t be left out for over two hours. This simple safety precaution can make the holiday more enjoyable for all your guests.

Over the years, consumers are more educated about where their food comes from and how it gets to their table. Modern egg farming has come a long way. Today’s egg farmers use various farming methods, like caged free. “Cage-free means hens are free to roam in a building, room or open area, but don’t necessarily have access to the outdoors.” Some consumers look for this designation on their purchase.

Whether caged free or other farming method, “one large egg has six grams of high-quality protein and nine essential amino acids all for 70 calories.” While some people enjoy an egg simply on its own, many recipes showcase the versatility of the incredible egg. For the holiday, think beyond the scrambled or fried egg.

The Incredible Egg website has a whole Easter recipes section. From tips on easy hard boiling techniques to brunch recipes, everything egg is at your fingertips. This Sunday, our family will be making an Egg Frittata.

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A frittata is an Italian egg dish. It can be described as a crustless quiche or a thicker omelet. Our recipe will include spring asparagus, mushrooms and gruyere. Of course, it tastes delicious with a glass of sparkling rose. The Easter bunny has given his paw print of approval.

With a few tips and tricks, Easter and eggs can make for a perfect holiday celebration. Will you be serving eggs this year? Share what you’re making in the comments section or tag us using #FoodSided.