Introduction: How to Make Egg Salad

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Egg salad is the perfect snack, lunch, or breakfast. It can be eaten multiple ways: in sandwiches, with crackers, in wraps, or just by itself. On top of that, it is flavorful, and full of protein. And, it is very easy to make.


Step 1: Ingredients

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Ingredients: (serves 6)

10 eggs (approx. 1 week old)

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup mustard

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Step 2: Boil the Eggs

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First, take your raw eggs, and place them in a large saucepan with water filled up about two inches. Bring quickly to a boil, and then remove pan from heat, and let the eggs finish cooking in the hot water for about another 15 minutes.

For more details see: How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs, which is a recipe I found helpful, or see this helpful instructable: Easy Hard Boiled Eggs.

Step 3: Peel the Eggs

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When eggs are almost done through their rest/cook time, create an ice-bath in a large bowl.

When eggs are done cooking, dunk them immediately into the ice bath.

From the ice bowl, pick them out to peel them.

Step 4: Cut the Eggs

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After the eggs have been peeled, place each into a wire egg-cutter, and cut one way, then flip egg around, and cut perpendicularly to your last cut. This will make your egg nicely diced.

Step 5: Mix It Up

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Once your eggs have been nicely diced, throw all of them into a large bowl.

Throw in the mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly until combined.

Step 6: Done!

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Now you have a nice bowl of flavorful, protein-packed egg salad. This can be put in lettuce wraps, in between two pieces of bread as a sandwich, eaten with crackers, or just consumed completely by itself. Enjoy!


GinnyM8 (author)2016-04-19

Add a bit of curry to your egg salad! I learned this from my Danish friend! (..and, of course, I grew up with pickle relish in our egg salad! :) )


I guess I'll try it with curry and dill relish next time :)

Uncle Kudzu (author)2016-03-30

I've been using Matt's method for about a week now. A great way to boil your eggs!

Ever put a little picked relish in your egg salad?

Nightauel (author)Uncle Kudzu2016-04-01

Chuckling... I knew you were Southern with the pickle relish even before I looked at your name. That's almost the only way I've ever eaten egg salad. For that matter, if you came to one of our family reunions, you'd find several bowls of potato salad that included not only boiled eggs but also relish. American by birth, Southern by the Grace of God---

Uncle Kudzu (author)Nightauel2016-04-05

Guilty as charged! I didn't know that the use of pickle relish would expose my Southern roots :)

Thanks for the comment! I've never tried relish, I'll have to do that sometime.

WhiteRenard (author)2016-04-02

I used to make a similar egg salad, but no sauce, just salt, pepper and some delicious butter! It'll smell so good and will taste even better! *Sigh* It's 1:17 AM here but I want a bowl now... :(

minicapt (author)2016-04-01

1. Diced dill pickles,

2. Diced onions,

3. Garlic powder to taste,

4. Parsley.


Jedi_zombie85 (author)2016-03-31

Nice write up, glad to see im not the only one who uses the ice techneque lol

Thanks :)

trog2000 (author)2016-03-30

When I make mine, I use curry powder rather than mustard and seasonings. Yummy! Of course, you can make it using just one egg for that quick sandwich, which is what I do. Different mustards could be interesting too - hot English, mild French or maybe a honey mustard. The important point is to plunge the boiled eggs into iced water, which stops the yolks from going green.

Thanks for the tips! I've made this with Dijon mustard, too. Tastes really good that way.

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