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.

8 comments:

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