How long can I keep left over hard boiled eggs?

Crab Salad-Stuffed Eggsenlarge

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

Preparing the egg and crab salad with Greek-style yogurt instead of mayonnaise cuts back on the fat and calories. Serve on a bed of butter lettuce leaves with thinly sliced radishes for a simple and elegant presentation.Click here to learn how to make perfect hard-cooked eggs.Click here to watch how to make deviled eggs. Recipe: Crab Salad-Stuffed Eggs

About Our Expert

If you have a cooking question, our expert, Marge Perry, can answer it. Marge teaches home cooks in her classes at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. She is an award-winning food writer, longtime contributor for Cooking Light and a number of other leading food magazines, author of the blog A Sweet and Savory Life, columnist for Newsday, and has contributed to over 20 cookbooks.

Send Marge your cooking questions

Like Marge on Facebook

Browse Marge Perry's Recipes

Video Tips from Marge

Refrigerate leftover hard-cooked eggs in the shell within two hours of cooking them and they should keep well for over one to one and a half weeks. It's best to place them in a container or plastic bag so they don't absorb refrigerator smells and flavors.

If the egg is peeled it won't last as long—keep it no more than 3-5 days, and be sure to wrap it well in plastic wrap and/or store it in a heavy duty plastic bag or container with a lid. See our collection of Egg Recipes if you're looking for ways to use up all your hard-cooked eggs.

Recipe: Crab Salad-Stuffed Eggs

Marge Perry
Apr, 2011
1
advertisement
  1. Enter at least one ingredient