Egg salad is one of those dishes that can quickly go from simple, yet tasty, to complicated and just gross. This one is the former.
Text And Photo By Nancy Lopez-McHugh
Old fashion egg salad may not be a very fancy salad or recipe but it’s definitely one of our favorite lunches. Egg salad is one of those dishes that can quickly go from simple, yet tasty, to complicated and just gross. I think where people go wrong is when they start adding all those extra and unnecessary ingredients. Egg salad like potato salad and tuna salad have to stay simple to truly be enjoyed properly. Real mayonnaise must be used so don’t even think about using that unmentionable salad dressing. The seasoning also stays simple. Don’t add celery, peas or anything else it really just takes away from the taste. Okay, I understand it really does just come down to personal preference. But honestly I just can’t eat egg salad with all those extra ingredients.
Obviously in order to make egg salad you need to have hard boiled eggs prepared. If you need help with getting perfect boiled eggs you can find the instructions on my site archives . If you already know how to boil perfect eggs than all you need is the recipe below.
- 6 hard boiled eggs
- 3-4 tbsp. mayonnaise
- ½ tsp. salt, adjust to taste
- pinch ground black pepper, adjust to taste
- Remove the shells from the boiled eggs. Place the eggs in a large bowl, using either the back of the fork or a potato masher push down to break up the eggs. Continue until you have coarse pieces or to the desired consistency.
- Add the mayonnaise to the bowl and mix until well incorporated. Sprinkle the salt and ground black pepper over the egg salad and mix until well incorporated. Taste and adjust salt and/or pepper if needed.
Nancy Lopez-McHugh is a food blogger, photographer and published author. Most recently she has published "Yummy Pics: A Food Blogger's Guide To Better Photos".