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Egg Salad Sandwich

Egg Salad Sandwich


After two and a half years of serious cooking I still find it fascinating that I can come across foods that seem to be staples that are found every where and yet I have neither tried them nor made them. I recently came across one such food, the egg salad sandwich, when I made a simple egg salad to go into the BELT (Bacon Egg Lettuce Tomato) Sandwich that I recently made. I quite enjoyed the egg salad part of the sandwich and I knew that I would have to try a more standard egg salad sandwich. After all of the pumpkin roasting and cooking recently I was looking for a nice and simple meal and I immediatly thought of finally getting around to making an egg salad sandwich. An egg salad sandwich is essentially mashed hard boiled eggs with mayonnaise. From there you can add anything that you like and I went with a simple one with some dijon and grainy mustards, and some green onions and celery. The egg salad sandwich was certainly easy to make and it was really good despite being so simple. You just can't seem to go wrong with using mayo as the binder for salads! I can't wait to experiment more with egg salads. Hmmm... maybe I could add some capers or maybe a curried egg salad sandwich or...

Egg Salad Sandwich

(makes 1 sandwich)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
2 eggs
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon grainy mustard
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 stalk celery (sliced)
1 green onion (sliced)
salt and pepper to taste
2 leaves of lettuce
2 slices of bread

Directions:
1. Place the eggs in a sauce pan, cover with water and bring to a boil.
2. Turn off the heat, cover and let sit for seven minutes.
3. Transfer the eggs to a large bowl filled with cold water and let cool.
4. Peel the eggs and mash to the desired consistency mixing in the mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, celery and green onions.
5. Assemble sandwich.

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46 comments:

Jenn Sutherland said...

I love egg salad - it's definitely a comfort food from my childhood, and a food of summer, when I would gather the warm eggs from the hens in the morning. And I still only seem to eat egg salad in the summertime, even though eggs are now a year-round staple. I also love to put some minced chives and capers in my egg salad. YUM.

Ninette said...

I love the bread you used with your egg salad. I bet it tasted great!

Jill said...

Wonderful old standby sandwich filling...try some fresh dill in the mix next time, it's good!

Christina said...

yum yum yum! One of my favorites, but I always forget about it! Thanks for reminding me!

screwdestiny said...

I have fond memories of making egg salad with my mom when I was little. I'll always enjoy it.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A really scrumptious looking sandwich! Yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Jenn said...

You make the egg salad sandwich look so elegant. Love it!!!

Deborah said...

I love a good egg salad sandwich!!

James P. Walsh said...

I really like a good egg salad. We used to get egg salad sandwiches as children and they were a real treat. Brings back memories and makes me want to make some this week if I get the time.

What A Dish! said...

I LOVE egg salad, and hardly ever make it. Thanks for the reminder- yours looks delish- I love the toasted bread.

Homecooked said...

Even I have never tried making egg salad. Looks delicious.

Joanne said...

There are so many common foods that my parents just never really made so I feel the same way as you Kevin! I can't wait to see how you doctor up egg salad.

Diana H said...

My grandmother's favorite dish to bring to family summer gatherings was always egg salad. The in-laws like to add relish, but my husband and I don't care for it that way. We do add a little paprika though - probably because my grandmother came from Hungary.

Pam said...

Very healthy looking...yum!

Enjoy!

OK Chick said...

I plan to try it this weekend. Thanks for giving ingredient amounts for one sandwich. Most websites give you amounts for multiple sandwiches, which as a single person I don't need.

Christiane MB said...

I always love to add finely minced sweet-sour pickles to my eggsalads. Chopped red onions are also a good bet. I love how the tangy pickleflavour balances the creamy mayo.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I'm an egg salad purist: eggs, mayo, salt and pepper. Love your photo, which makes me crave some egg salad this morning!

Pam Hobbs said...

I always make it the way my mother did with mayo and chopped green olives with pimentos and a little black pepper. Its just not egg salad with out the olives. I think that will be my lunch today!

Maria said...

I love a good sandwich and this is definitely one of my favorites. I basically have it once, maybe twice a year, but I too have never made it myself. My mom is usually the one whipping up a batch. I like the addition of the celery and onion as that crunch and freshness make this sandwich all the better.

mirtilla said...

Che buono!

Jennie said...

This is one good looking sandwich!! I love egg salad. I like mine with some mustard cress on top.

Spryte said...

I LOVE egg salad sammies!! I had been making them plain for years and just recently tried curried... YUM!

Chris (Pantry Raid) said...

I love curry in my egg salad lately.

And if you haven't had a fried egg sandwich, you should have one of those too. :)

Té la mà Maria - Reus said...

very good blog, congratulations
regard from Reus Catalonia
thank you

teresa said...

mmmm, i don't have this near enough, but i love it!

Erica said...

I love egg salad too, but not with the eggs mashed. It is really good if you cut the eggs in slices or chunks. This usually also means cutting down a bit on the mayo, but if you like egg salad you should try it this way.

Deseree said...

Lovely egg salad. I am a huge fan of egg salad myself. I am usually pretty basic because I love the simple egg, yellow mustard, mayo and garlic powder mixture but this looks delicious. I'll have to give it a try.

Beth said...

I also cut the egg whites into chunks and just mash the yolks to mix with mayo for the binding. I almost always add curry to my egg salad. If do you try that, you could also toss in a few dried cranberries. It complements the curry flavor nicely.

George Gaston said...

Kevin, an egg salad sandwich is usually my 'turn-to' lunch when there seems to be nothing else. But yours looks amazing and I think your idea of a touch of curry would really take a normal egg salad to another level. I'll definitely try some next time. Thanks...

Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen said...

In college, the only thing I dared eating from the cafeteria was the egg salad. For an entire year the only thing I had at lunch were two egg salad sandwiches with a glass of water. Unfortunately for me, the sandwiches I put together looked no way near as good as this! If only they had bacon!

Elra said...

Simply delicious!

The Duo Dishes said...

So homey. :) Egg salad is a good old school fix.

Anonymous said...

You tickle me....your palate is always thinking. :-))

Cooking-Gallery said...

I used to buy egg salad sandwich regularly from my high school canteen...This brings back memory :)!

Vivian said...

Hey Kevin, (nice to know you through the Halloween neighbourhood posts...great collaborative idea!)
How about using hummus as a binder instead of mayo? Maybe not so pretty but tasty,I'd assum, and really healthy.

DaniJo said...

Oh, your sandwich looks delicious. I love celery and onion for the crunch like Maria. I use one of those mushroom slicers to cut the eggs (and turn the egss & cut again)-I don't mash them. Your toasted bread looks yummy! I like it on toast or just two slices of fresh bread.

Acai said...

I love it !
Great.

frockandfork said...

Gosh, such a beautiful classic sandwich and so yummy looking!

MattW said...

I love this stuff (here in the UK it seems more common to call it 'egg mayo', but the concept of egg + mayo is the same of course). Things I like to add to my egg mayo sandwiches (but not all at once of course!):

- bacon or ham
- cress
- blue cheese, in small bits, mixed into the mayo and egg
- curry spices in the mayo, perhaps with sultanas or a bit of mango chutney
- shredded cooked chicken or pork
- cucumber

Amanda said...

Mmmmm can I have a bite?? That looks delicious!

kimberly said...

Ew, why does everyone put mustard in their egg salad sandwiches? I've never even heard of doing that until I moved to California.

Growing up, we used to put a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in it, for a wonderful tang. Yum!

James said...

Roasted salmon/ gravadlax & egg mayo combo - there's one to try.....

.... smoked salmon & egg too.

pastry studio said...

Though I rarely eat sandwiches, it would be nearly impossible for me to pass up an egg salad that looked like yours in the beautiful photo! And I love your fantastic idea for the BELT. As you say, so simple but extraordinarily delicious.

Culinary Cory said...

I haven't had an egg salad sandwich is such a long time. I just might have that for lunch tomorrow. How fun.

HannahHandpainted said...

I definitely agree on adding curry. Curried egg salad (and curried tuna salad) are both wonderful. A great addition to curried salads is fruit. It adds a great sweet-tart flavor to to counter the rich, spiced savoriness. I use either raisins, currants or dried, sweetened cranberries and nuts are good to add, too.
:)

My name is Lee! said...

Add halves of pimento stuffed green olives. Awesome!

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