Introduction: Making Egg Salad My Way

Step 1: Collecting What You'll Need

The list of needed ingredients is rather short, you can add or subtract what ever you want but if you subtract the eggs it wont be egg salad....
 You'll need...
 A couple of hard boiled eggs... raw/uncooked eggs make a different dish
 Mayonaise, miricle whip or other salad dressing
 an onion
 pickle relish
 salt and pepper
 bread

Step 2: The Egg

As I was preparing this dish I realized I had two mini "ibles" in the making, here's a link to the first one https://www.instructables.com/id/peeling-a-hard-boiled-egg/   Tap your hardboiled egg on a hard surface to crack the shell, hold the egg under running water to easily and cleanly peel the egg

Step 3: The Onion

If you like onions in your egg salad now's the time to dice some up, this is also my second mini "ible" https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-dice-an-onion-1/
 Cut your onion in half and peel it, make a horizontal slice being careful not to slice into the root
 Make a couple of longitudinal cuts in the onion
 Slice across the longitudinal cuts to create a small dice

Step 4: Mash It

Put your peeled eggs in a bowl and slice them in half, using a fork, mash the eggs to the consistency you want. Many will stop at the point shown in pic#2, I prefer a much finer mash as shown in pic #3 because I don't really like the white of an egg

Step 5: Mix

We're almost done, add your diced onions, relish, a couple spoons full of mayonaise or other dressing, salt and pepper to taste and mix it all together. For some reason the pic of the mixed results didn't turn out ! = (

Step 6: Finish

 That's it. all that's left to do is to make your sandwich. Im using toasted white bread here but the options are only limited by your taste or pantry. bagels, wheat or whole grain breads, crackers or even dippers like pita chips or doritos

Comments

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ionut_mystic (author)2012-12-11

Nice! Do you have a recipe for a good pickle relish?

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l8nite (author)ionut_mystic2012-12-11

It's nice to see the older posts get read. I don't have a relish relish recipe but if I'm out of sweet relish I'll run bread and butter and or sweet gerkins threw the processor. I posted a clean out relish using the contents of all the almost empty jars in the fridge and a hot pepper relish. I guess the basic answer is, take what ever kind of pickle or pickled vegetable you enjoy and chop as finely as you like. Thank you for the question

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porcupinemamma (author)2010-01-11

I have never tried relish in my eggsalad, i think you might be on to something.  it looks really good!

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lemonie (author)2010-01-11

It does look like you got the eggs just right there!

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l8nite (author)lemonie2010-01-11

for something so seemingly simple hard boiled eggs can be tricky, although timing is fairly critical even weather can effect the outcome to some degree so Im always slightly surprised when I get a pretty results. A green ring doesn't really effect the taste and depending on the finished dish an over cooked yolk isn't a disaster but  it is nice to get it right occasionally !!
 
  Thank you for the comment.......

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lemonie (author)l8nite2010-01-11

Weather, air-pressure, salt, they all factor and it's knowing what you're doing with your eggs in the end. I've known people who couldn't cook pasta...

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JakeTobak (author)2010-01-10

Aside from using 2x-3x as much relish and onions, my recipe is pretty much the same and I love it.

BONUS RECIPE!
Replace the eggs with canned tuna for a tuna fish sandwich.
I also like to use a generous amount of hot sauce, but I don't know if normal people would like that.

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l8nite (author)JakeTobak2010-01-10

I usually add hot sauce or hot peppers to everything, check out my other food "ibles" to see, this is one of few foods I don't. You can add the tuna directly to this mix if you like boiled eggs with your tuna salad... I don't

 Thank you for commenting

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