|A basic egg salad made with hard boiled eggs, onion, celery, seasoned salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning, parsley, mayonnaise and mustard.|
Basic Egg SaladSome of you will think it's downright silly to have a "recipe" for egg salad, but believe it or not, I get asked all the time how I make mine, and folks land on my other egg salads all the time from Google, looking specifically for an egg salad recipe. I guess they are just looking for approximate measurements, or just curious to see what other folks do. Makes sense to me!
Anyway, I had a craving for some egg salad and made a batch this weekend, so I finally decided to take some photos to put it up on the site. Since many of you are likely on food overload right now from all those Super Bowl eats and probably not really all that interested in any new recipes today, I thought it might be a good time to sneak in a post on the way I like to make my egg salad.
To be honest, you can certainly chop up some boiled eggs, toss them in a little mayo, salt and pepper and be done with it, and to be honest, I really don't do a whole lot more than that myself. In fact, it's the same base that I use for my other egg salads containing proteins.
I like a little less mayo and everything chopped up a little more finely for my egg salad. I want the flavor here, but not necessarily the big crunch like I do say for my shrimp salad. This KitchenAid chopper is another one of my favorite kitchen gadgets for doing that without pureeing everything. You still have to trim the vegetables of course, but it's super handy and quick when you just want to chop up a single rib of celery, a few garlic cloves, peppers, or a small onion.
There are other choppers out there, and even I admit when I use this one, every single time I think of the Slap Chop guy, Offer "Vince" Shlomi, also known as "ShamWow!" Guy. Anyway, you can chop to a much finer consistency, the way that I like the veggies in some recipes. It comes apart for cleaning, which as long as you don't allow things to dry on it, and rinse it after using, is easy to clean. I picked up this KitchenAid chopper at Amazon. It does a great job on eggs too to get them more finely chopped the way I like my boiled eggs for egg salad.
I find that even folks who have their own standard way of doing things usually at last have a healthy curiousity about what other folks do, so I'd love if you'd share your favorite way to make egg salad right here in the comments too if you like!
Here's how I make mine.
Recipe: Basic Egg Salad©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min |Inactive time: 2 hours | Yield: About 4 to 6 servings