Egg Salad

Last week one evening for dinner Patrick and I made a large entree salad. It was a really nice chef's salad - if you will. We tossed red oakleaf lettuce in a balsamic vinegar and topped it with chicken, avocado, hard-boiled eggs, bacon bits, and a bit of shredded cheddar cheese. I was going to blog it but it looked like an unappetizing thrown together mess despite its deliciousness!

The salad intro here is to set up what we did with the leftover hard-boiled eggs! I had been upstairs working on the computer and had about 20 more minutes left to finish so I asked Patrick if he could start boiling the eggs for the salad then we could assemble everything together.

Had I been in charge of this I would have made three eggs tops for the salad... I came downstairs to find six eggs hard-boiled!! Patrick informs me that hard-boiled eggs are his favorite and that I never make them for him so he took it upon himself to make extra.

How many times do you think Patrick has told me that they are his favorite and would like me to have them on hand? Zero. I'm not a mind-reader wife!! In the future I will hard-boil more eggs.

With three of the leftover eggs (we used two for the salad and then he ate one for breakfast the following day) I whipped together a quick egg salad to put on toast for breakfast. Here's what I did:

Egg Salad
Rough chop 3 hard-boiled eggs and mix in a dollop of mayo (about 1 tbsp), a smidge of dijon mustard (about 1 tsp or more), dash of lemon juice (about 1 tsp), sprinkle of Parisian seasoning mix (has chives and dill), and salt and pepper to taste. For a smooth consistency mash with a potato masher. For a chunkier consistency just use a fork which is what I did.

It seems like every time we hard-boil eggs we google "how-to" and try something a little different. Well Patrick had great success last week and I'm including it here so we can remember the method and share it with yall!

To a medium pot he added the eggs and covered with water. He brought the water to a boil and let simmer at a low boil for 11 minutes. Then he removed the pot from the stove and added cold water + ice to the pot. Once the eggs were cool enough to handle we peeled them.

Do you have a super successful method for hard-boiled eggs? Or a favorite egg salad recipe? If so, please share!

1 comment:

  1. I am like you I always have to look up how to time the eggs - glad I'm not the only one. Don't fix much egg salad (never have!) so no help with a recipe.