Q. I have made two batches of meringue's and now I need something to do with 5 egg yolks! I don't need any Hollandaise right now, so any ideas? How can I get them cooked to be like hard boiled? I really like egg salad.
How can you not need Hollandaise? Hardly a day goes by when we don't need it. We very seldom get it, but hardly a day goes by….
You could certainly poach those egg yolks, gently and carefully. Slip them into a non-stick pan of gently simmering water and let them cook for 3 or 4 minutes, until they look cooked through. Remove them with a slotted spoon.
We think a yolk-only egg salad would be a bit of a disappointment. We might prefer to crumble the cooked yolks over a spinach salad or find another dish where they would be one ingredient among several others.