Leftover hard boiled eggs provide a great opportunity for children to try new foods or try combining favorite foods in a new way. We have created a hard boiled eggs recipe for a salad with bunny shaped croutons a few years ago. We recently used some leftover hard boiled eggs to create hard boiled eggs recipe for an egg toppings bar. Each had gave us a new way to try hard boiled eggs.
We started by digging through the cabinets and the fridge to look for things that would taste good with an egg. We happened to find some bacon bits, salad croutons, ranch dressing, and shredded cheddar cheese.
After crushing the croutons into bread crumbs (which is lots of fun) , each of the toppings we found was placed in a small bowl. I then placed the bowls on a place mat to keep them from going all over the table.
I asked my son to try dipping one of the ends of the egg or a side of the egg into the dressing. Then he was then supposed to dip that part of the egg into one of the other toppings. The idea was to dip the egg into only one of the toppings. As you may have guessed the eggs may have been dipped in multiple toppings. That is was just fine with me!
The bacon bits and cheese toppings ended up being his favorite. I was not surprised.
Tips for Creating a Hard Boiled Eggs Topping Bar of Your Own
You may want have a small shallow cups or bowls for each child to use. They want to re-dip the eggs they have already bitten into.
You may not want to use bowls for the toppings at all you may want to sprinkle a sampling of each of the topping onto a paper plat and have just the dressing a a bowl or cup. Your children can then dip or roll their egg in the toppings.
You may want to have your children dip their egg into the dressing and then sprinkle the topping or topping they want to try onto the part of the egg with the dressing.
Here are other toppings you to try in this hard boiled eggs recipe:
- Ribbon peelings of celery or carrot
- Grated cucumber
- Parmesan cheese
My son looked like he was having so much fun exploring the hard boiled egg toppings bar that I grabbed an egg to explore them too. Yum! I really liked the ranch with bread crumbs on my egg.
If you decided to create a hard boiled egg toppings bar at your house, please leave me a comment below telling me about it or share a picture of it on my Facebook page.