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A Bright Shining Egg Salad

May 18, 2007

There are certain foods I have strong feelings towards, specifically.  At these times I’ll do a little field research to uncover the restaurant who produces the best version of that dish.   I have lately embarked on an egg salad rampage.  Egg salad is a tricky thing, delightful if it’s done right, or disastrous if it goes array.  Here’s how I prefer my egg salad, just so we’re all clear.  Not too sweet, but a little sweet.  Medium creamy, but not overly mayonnaisy.  Most of the cream should derive from hardened yolks.  Large chunks of egg, chopped but not minced.  It must feature a substantial crunch from some watery vegetable.  Paprika is paramount, and must not be underused.  Red, sweet, or green onion should be included, my preferences for which are listed in order from first to last. 

I will now list my top four egg salad sandwiches in order also, from best to least-best (there are no truly bad eggs here):

1.  Gourmet Grrl’s Egg Salad (recipe below)

2.  Loretta’s (open only for lunch till 3, obnoxiously only accepts cash or checks)

3.  Gourmet Perks (shocking, I know, but true)

4.  Tomato Jam (MountainX was correct about the bread, it’s not good, make your own decision about the roasted tomatoes)

 I challenge you, Blog Friends, to point me in the direction of an egg salad sandwich superior to these! 

 Gourmet Grrl’s Egg Salad:

  • Boil 6 eggs, chop them into big chunky bites
  • 1 dollop of mayo- NOT DUKE’S!!!
  • 1 tbls of dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp of horseradish
  • 1.5 tbls of sweet pickle relish, or some chopped sweet pickles
  • 2 sticks of celery, coarsely chopped (could also use cucumber or red/green peppers)
  • 2 tbls of red onion, chopped
  • 2tbls of fresh parsley, minced
  • some sprinkles of paprika
  • some sprinkles of dill
  • some sprinkles of salt and pepper

Eat on a sandwich with tomato and lettuce, but if you don’t have bread, then chop the tomato and throw it in the salad.

 Enjoy, and try to remember just how to recreate it perfectly for next time, cause you never will.

From me to you.  You’re welcome. 

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Kathryn permalink
    May 23, 2007 12:58 am

    Not Duke’s. Not. Duke’s.

    How. Dare. You.

  2. May 31, 2007 1:34 am

    Put up your Duke’s!

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