This recipe was written for my first-born son when he was heading off to university – there is nothing better than a good egg salad sandwich when you’re busy and on the go.. and don’t know how to cook!
You can make as little or as much of this as you like, but assume 1 to 1.5 eggs for each sandwich.
This recipe makes about 4 good size sandwiches, and you will place the ingredients directly IN a resealable container.
6 hard boiled eggs, cooked as instructed below*
Dijon Mustard. DO NOT SUBSTITUTE WITH YELLOW MUSTARD, but if you absolutely must then add a small splash of white vinegar.
Mayonnaise – NEVER, BUT NEVER, USE MIRACLE WHIP OR OTHER SIMILAR QUASI-MAYO PRODUCTS. THEY ARE DISGUSTING AND YOU SHOULD ABASE YOURSELF AT THE COOKING ALTARS BEGGING FOR FORGIVENESS FOR EVEN THINKING ABOUT THEM!!
2 tablespoons finely chopped onions (optional but NOT recommended if you are going for a job interview afterwards). This would be two or three thin slices of onion.
2-3 finely chopped olives (optional, odd, but awesome!)
* Hard boiled eggs: Cover the eggs with cold water in a saucepan. Put the stove on high, and bring them to a boil. Let the eggs boil for approx 1-2 minutes, then completely remove the saucepan from the stove and set aside for 11 minutes. Rinse the eggs with cold water, and let them cool off to the side before peeling.
- Once you have boiled and peeled the eggs, chop each egg roughly and transfer to the container.
- If using onions and/or olives, chop them finely.
- Throw onions and/or olives – and any optional ingredients you are using – int0 the resealable container with the rough chopped egg.
- Add about 1/2 to 3/4 tablespoons of Dijon. Even if you don’t like Dijon it makes plain egg salad interesting and rich tasting.
- Add 1.5 to 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise.
- Add pepper to taste.
- Mash all ingredients together with a fork. Taste it and add more Dijon or Mayo if you like. If you have the right amount of Dijon it should not need salt.
Variation (Deviled Eggs):
If you find yourself required to make Deviled Eggs for a frat party (or to just impress the new girl/boy friend when you “meet the parents”), use the above ingredients with the following changes:
- Peel eggs and cut in half lengthwise – the yellow yolk should pop right out.
- Place the yolks in a bowl and mash them with all the ingredients above until fairly smooth.
- Place the egg white halves on a tray or plate.
- Using a teaspoon, place dollops of the egg yellow mixture into the middle of the whites.
- If you have paprika, sprinkle over the finished eggs.
Now… Chuck will say that you should cut the eggs in half through the middle rather than lengthwise and then trim a bit off the top of each half so they sit flat on a plate. This will certainly look nicer but cutting lengthwise is much quicker and there is no real problem if the finished eggs tip over.
And if you have leftover deviled eggs, just put them into a container, mash them up and you have egg salad for sandwiches!