Monday, April 25, 2011

Leftover Eggs? Egg Salad-4 Ways

If you had an "eggs-travagant" Easter and still have boiled eggs in the fridge, don't fear! Here are 4 different ways to make a delicious sandwich spread from your boiled eggs. We always called it "egg salad" at our house, but it is good on a bed of lettuce or spread on bread or crackers. My favorite version always includes hot sauce...ditto for deviled eggs. Happy Springtime!

Egg Salad #1
3 C chopped hard-boiled eggs
1 C minced celery
1/2 C minced stuffed olives
pinch of salt
dash of pepper
1/4 C mayonnaise (I like a little more)
Blend and chill.

Egg Salad #2
Blend 6 hard-cooked egg yolks with 2 TBSP melted butter or margarine.
1 TBSP French dressing
1/4 tsp prepared mustard
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
pinch of salt

Egg Salad #3
Mince 6 hard-cooked egg whites (from #2 above) . Blend with 2 TBSP pickle relish , 2 TBSP minced green pepper, 1/4 C mayonnaise and a pinch of salt. Chill.

Egg Salad #4
4 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
3/4 C chopped celery
1/2 tsp mustard
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp Tabasco hot sauce (I like a little more!)
1/2 C mayonnaise
Mix and chill.

My humble opinion: Unless you have your grandma's homemade recipe for mayonnaise, buy Hellmans' original mayonnaise. It is the best one on the shelf! If you're going to the trouble of making fresh chicken, pimento, egg or any other salad, why on earth would you skimp on the mayonnaise? I'm a bargain hunter at heart, but I'm particular when it comes to a crucial element in the recipe. For fresh salads and spreads, mayonnaise is crucial (those of you on special diets for health reasons can totally ignore me! Pay attention to your Dr.'s advice :)

***Special thoughts and prayers go out to our son, Blake, who's in the midst of final tests and presentations this week and next***


  1. Marcia - I'm sharing a special egg salad recipe at my blog this week too. I've never tried egg salad with french dressing - I bet I would love that. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.

  2. Can't stand Mayonnaise, I was raised a Miracle Whip girl, lol. I make my egg salad very simply, boil the egg, cut in half, remove yolk and smash it then stir in about 1 tbsp miracle whip light and, spread on bread. Yum. Fits into my weight watchers regimin very nicely.

  3. Thanks for linking up with the Old Fashioned Recipe Exchange. Make sure you come back next Tuesday and link up another great recipe!

  4. Those look great! I have always enjoyed making the Easter eggs into egg salad. Even my kids liked it.

  5. Stopping over from Tasty Tuesdays, I've never made egg salad before, but would love to try one of your 4 options, the hot sauce one sounds great! Thanks for all the ideas.

  6. So glad you linked up to Made it on Monday!

    And we all have "extra" eggs this week! :0)

  7. Hi Marcia,
    Great recipes for the Egg Salad. No doubt I have enough hard boiled eggs to try everyone of them. They all look good. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  8. You inspired some of my cooking this week. Gotta love it when you have glut of eggs. Thanks for linking up to Hunk of Meat Monday!

  9. I featured you over on Hunk of Meat Monday this week. Go check it out!