Monday, April 20, 2009

Egg salad

Either you like egg salad or you don’t. I am one of those that love’s having an egg salad sandwich with a nice crispy leaf of romaine lettuce sandwiched between two slices of lightly toasted whole wheat bread. Mmmmm yummy!

Where am I going with this little story is quite simple, I was asked by a friend, a
co-worker to make some egg salad for him. I did not have a problem making the egg salad for him but I was curious how many different versions of egg salad exist in cyberspace. Typing “recipe egg salad” on Google’s dialog box and pressing enter, I was presented with a list of roughly 4,450 hits. Being a tad bit curious I peaked at a number of recipes and was surprised at what was added in addition to the simple egg salad recipe, some of the ingredients are widely varied and I have wondered how they would taste.
The below list “Other additions:” you will see what other home cooks have added to their egg salad recipe. What do you add that is different?

As you can see there are a number of variations for egg salad and as they say variety is the spice of life! So whether you use a basic recipe or expound upon a basic recipe you can barely go wrong with your concoction.

5 - 6 large eggs
1 - 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste
Yellow mustard
Celery seed

Other additions:
Lemon Juice
Extra yolks
Chili pepper, sliced and seeded
Mashed potato’s sub for mayo
Chopped bacon
Curry powder
Dill pickles, finely chopped
Dijon mustard
Yellow mustard
Finely diced onions
Finely diced red onions
Diced celery, two stalks
Chopped, fresh chives
Chopped, fresh dill
Chopped, fresh parsley
Chopped green olives
Chopped black olives
Grated carrot
Chopped scallions
Grated horseradish
Celery seed
Chopped apple
Apple cider vinegar
Sour cream
Ranch dressing
Yogurt, drained. Use instead of mayo
Pinch of cumin
Butter on the bread
Cider vinegar
Red or Yellow bell pepper, finely chopped

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