How to Make Egg Salad

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Intro: How to Make Egg Salad

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.

Enjoy!

Step 1: Ingredients

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

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

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

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

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!

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!

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    GinnyM8

    2 years ago

    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! :) )

    Grandmom

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    NightauelUncle Kudzu

    Reply 2 years ago

    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---

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    Uncle KudzuNightauel

    Reply 2 years ago

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

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    WhiteRenard

    2 years ago

    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... :(

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    minicapt

    2 years ago

    1. Diced dill pickles,

    2. Diced onions,

    3. Garlic powder to taste,

    4. Parsley.

    Cheers

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    Jedi_zombie85

    2 years ago

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

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    trog2000

    2 years ago

    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.

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    MichaelsTestKitchentrog2000

    Reply 2 years ago

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