Saturday, April 4, 2009

Egg Salad

Everyone has their own version of egg salad, and I wanted to share mine with you. It's very simple, and despite Chuck's comments to the contrary, is delicious! I think you either love or hate egg salad, and right now my husband and I are firmly in different camps. :)

I have included at the bottom of the recipe how to hard-boil eggs. Again, this is something that everyone has a different way of doing, but this version hasn't failed me yet! You will want to chill the eggs before you add them to the egg salad. I personally like this on a sandwich, but it would also be delicious over a bed of lettuce.

Egg Salad
from Colleen's Kitchen
makes enough for 2 hearty sandwiches

4 eggs, hard-boiled*
2 tablespoons low fat mayo
2 tablespoons sweet relish
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
kosher salt and coarse ground black pepper, to taste

Chop eggs, either with egg slicer or by hand. Place in medium-sized bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mash together with fork.

Serve on hearty slices of bread or on top of a green salad.

*Colleen's way to hard-boil eggs

Place eggs in small saucepan, cover with water. Cover pan and bring to a boil. Uncover and continue at a steady boil for exactly 10 minutes. Drain eggs, cover with cold water, drain again, cover with cold water and add ice cubes. Let cool and then transfer to refrigerator.


Sara said...

This looks really good - lately I've been making my egg salad with a dollop of creme fraiche, a touch of grainy mustard, salt, pepper and whatever fresh herb I have around. Not quite traditional, but still tasty.

Ashley @ The Happy Little Home said...

I make mine very similar, but this just reminded me how I haven't had it in a while. Yummy!

PS I made the Peanut Butter and Jelly bars....they were so good!

Katie said...

MMM, egg salad sandwiches make a regular appearance in our house during the spring and summer - It's about that time! I make mine similar to yours, but throw in some fresh dill as well.

Christy said...

I love egg salad! Haven't convinced my kids to eat it yet-:), but I'm determined. My recipe is very similar to yours too.

Anonymous said...

Egg Salad-interesting. but good.

Melissa said...

Oh wow, that's exactly how I do my eggs! It's funny all the different ways you see, but yeah, I'm with you on this one.

I LOVE egg salad. I've told Home Cook for a couple of years now I have a "thing" for it. When I went to Dallas this week to see my mom, she asked what I wanted her to make for dinner and I told her egg salad sandwiches. There's nothing like mom's!

Anonymous said...

Egg Salad-an interesting selection.also try it with shreddeed cheese mixed in.

Donna-FFW said...

Mine is so similar but I add some bacon.. and romaine:) Delicious, now Im craving it