How to make Egg Salad recipe is so simple! Hard-boiled eggs, Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, white pepper, celery, and mustard are all you need to make the tastiest Classic Egg Salad Sandwich! You will love this easy Egg Salad Recipe.
One of the most underrated sandwiches of all time is the Classic Egg Salad. Childhood memories for so many people, so why do we shun away from it now? I spent pretty much all of Dec/ Jan in England and I am happy to say that in England I can get my hands on an Egg Salad Sandwich quite easily. The pre-made sandwiches at Marks & Sparks so yummy!! I love a packet of crips with egg salad. It was my go to. Along with some shortbread. My recipe for Brown Butter Shortbread is a favorite.
Then come back to Ammmurica and no egg salad to be found.
Luckily for you we can make some of my British favorites here. Egg Salad is always served at afternoon tea along with these recipes for How to make English Scones, How to make Real Clotted Cream, Curried Chicken Salad Sandwiches and Mini English Sherry Trifles.
A few weeks ago we hosted my sisters Bridal Shower. We made all kinds of sandwiches- coronation chicken, egg salad, tomato basil w/ mozz, turkey and cheddar, cucumber & cc, ham & cheddar, along with more delicious items on the spread. You know the one sandwich so many people came up to me about? Egg salad? "Oh, I just loved the egg salad, reminded me of my childhood beach memories" or "Did you make the egg salad? I loved it, you never see it anywhere!" They were all right it was a spectacular sandwich, hence why I am here today.
How to make Egg Salad?
Egg salad its typically made with mayo but since I am constantly stuffing my face with chocolate chip cookies I try to make healthy subs when I can. In this case, I used a combo of mayo and Greek yogurt. Then I added in a little bit of yellow mustard, white pepper, and celery. Of course, you don't need to add the celery I just enjoy the crunch. Sometimes I throw it in, sometimes I don't. You decide.
What do you put in your egg salad?
I love celery and sometimes green onions. Some add pickles or relish, I am personally not a fan. But you should try it, if it sounds good to you!
How do you make a perfect boiled egg?
For me a boiled egg does not have a grey rim, I want all yellow!
To boil eggs. I start off with putting my eggs in a saucepan then covering the eggs with water. Placing the saucepan over medium heat, as soon as the water boils turn the heat off and place the lid on to seal the heat in. Then set your timer for off for 9-10 minutes. Before your timer goes off I get a large glass full of ice.
When the timer goes off pour your water out, then I add two glass full of ice and cold water. You could go ahead and make an ice bath in a separate bowl but I am lazy and want fewer dishes. It is important to get the ice in right away to cool the eggs, even a minute longer of cooking could cause grey yolks.
I also like to let the mixture marinate in the fridge for a bit before I serve it. While Egg Salad is typically served between two pieces of bread, I also love it on top of some lettuce (arugula is my fave) with salad veggies. Or if you're like me (incredibly impatient when it comes to food) you can just use a spoon and go to town.
Either way, I truly do think that Classic Egg Salad Sandwiches should be found more often, it's just too yummy!
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Classic Egg Salad
Hard-boiled eggs, Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, white pepper, celery, and mustard are all you need to make the tastiest Classic Egg Salad Sandwich!
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 2-3 Sandwiches 1x
- 5 Large Eggs, Hard Boiled
- 45 grams (⅓ Cup) Celery, diced
- 2oz Mayo
- 3.5oz Greek Yogurt, Plain
- 1 Teaspoon Yellow Mustard
- ½ Teaspoon White Pepper
- In a large pot add eggs and cover with water with the lid off put over medium-high heat and let come to a boil. Once the water is boiling turn heat off and put the lid on the saucepan. Let sit for 10 minutes then place eggs in an ice bath (large bowl with lots of ice and water.) Let eggs chill then store in the fridge until ready to use. Peel eggs and rinse before next step.
- Cut egg into small or medium pieces, I like to have some big chunks. I usually cut the egg roughly down the middle, then hold together on top of each other and slice 4 times lengthwise and then 4 times widthwise.
- In a large bowl combine eggs, celery, mayo, Greek yogurt, mustard and white pepper. Mix until combined, season with more pepper to taste.
- Store in fridge. Best if used within 3 days.
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 10
- Category: Lunch
- Method: Cooking
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: sandwich, meatless monday, egg salad, egg mayonaise, egg sandwich, meatless sandwich, snack
Can't beat a classic! I look forward to warmer weather to start eating fresh lunches like this.
Laura Mollon says
What’s your fav bread over here to make egg salad sandwiches with?
Elizabeth Waterson says
Hi Laura, I love to use soft fresh rolls, I will pick up some from Polly's Pies or the Artesano bakery rolls available at a lot of grocery stores. I also love the french bread loaf at Whole foods for a sliced bread traditional sandwich. Let me know if I can help with anything else!! XX Liz