Almost everyone knows the words; egg salad. They can also picture in their mind what the egg salad would look like. Perhaps they could also imagine the taste of their favorite egg salad recipe. Egg salad is available in many vending machines, diners, restaurants, and in your own kitchen.
Some people use all of the yolks and egg whites. There are those who use more of the egg whites and throw away some of the yolk. Still others use more yolk and less of the egg whites. Whichever category you fall in; remember, there are no right or wrong ways to fix your favorite egg salad sandwich.
BASIC EGG SALAD (this uses all of the egg)
4 hard boiled eggs
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon mustard
salt and pepper to taste
One way to cook your hard boiled eggs is to place your eggs in cold water in a pot. Make sure the water covers the eggs. Heat on high to boiling. When the water boils, cover the pot and turn off the burner. Allow the eggs to stay in that water for 15 - 20 minutes. They will continue to cook.
When peeling the shells off the eggs, try to do it while the eggs are still warm. The shell comes off easier and in bigger sections.
Once the eggs are cooked and shelled, cut them into pieces on a cutting board, or in a mixing bowl. They can be as small or as large as you want them.
If the eggs are not already in a mixing bowl, place them there and add the remaining ingredients. Mix well.
Place on your choice of bread, pita, or wrap. Enjoy!
Some variations on egg salad can include additions of some of the following; relish, onions, celery, and peppers. There are also spices and condiments to think about adding are; curry powder, Tabasco sauce, horseradish, and chili powder. For a breakfast sandwich, try adding 3 slices of crumbled, crisp bacon to the basic egg salad recipe.
These lists are not all inclusive, and do not have to include all of the ingredients at one time. The only limit you have to your version of egg salad are your taste buds and imagination. Try a few of these for variety. They can even be added to the yolk mixture in deviled eggs in a party atmosphere or a work food day.
For party sandwiches, you can place a variety of different egg salads on small party bread in an open face style. You could also place them on toast that has been cut into four triangles. Should you want to save time in cooking, many grocery stores sell already cooked and shelled eggs.
Egg salad is usually good for about two days in the refrigerator. It needs to be well covered!