Not-So-Fancy Egg Salad

1 review, 4 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes

This should satisfy even the doubters of egg salad and is easy to adapt or change. This is great to put on

'rustic' breads.

The steps look long but I promise they aren't!


12 Eggs; hard boiled
4 stalks celery (with leaves)
1/4 white onion
6 small sweet pickles; up to 10 depending on size
1 Lime
1/8 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground mustard
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup spicy brown mustard or horseradish spicy brown mus
1/2 cup mayo
6 leafs of lettuce - optionable

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



1) Hard boil the eggs by creating a single layer in a pot. Cover with cold water and boil 10-15 minutes depending on your elevation. You may need to cook in batches.

2) As your eggs boil chop celery, pickles and onion until fine. Don't worry about perfection a coarse small chop is preferred.

3) After your eggs are done bring the entire pot to the sink and run cold water into the pot until the eggs are cool enough to handle. Peel the eggs and set aside.

4) Combine the vegetables in a bowl.

5) Add the paprika and ground mustard to vegetables.

6) Cut the eggs and remove the yolks into the bowl setting aside the whites.

7) Mix the ingredients in the bowl breaking the yolks in the process.

8) Coarsely chop the egg whites and mix into the bowl.

9) Juice the lime by rolling firmly against the counter or cutting board for ten seconds. Then cut in half. Squeeze the lime around the tines of a fork while rotating. This releases the most juice.

10) Add the mustard and mayo and mix together.

11) Chill for a minimum of 30 minutes to overnight.

12) Spread on a piece of bread or toast with a leaf of lettuce.

13) Eat within three days.

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I did this on the fly and most of the measurements are estimates so feel free to add more or less to your taste! If you had some cubed hard boiled potatoes this will make a really good potato salad recipe too. [I posted this recipe.]
OregonGirl86 5y ago

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