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Simple Egg Salad Sandwich

Simple egg salad sandwich recipe on a glass plate on top of a red and white ticking towel

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In this post I’m sharing how to make a Simple Egg Salad Sandwich. This recipe is perfect for one or two people.
 

Boiled eggs are a staple ingredient for many Southern recipes. I’m not sure why but we’ll throw chopped boiled eggs in salads, dressing and even giblet gravy.

I must admit that I do enjoy the extra texture and visual appeal that they add to various dishes.

This basic recipe uses just a few simple ingredients and makes a great lunch when you don’t need to make a big batch of egg salad for a crowd.

Boiled egg salad sandwiches recipe

Here’s what you’ll need to make this classic deviled egg salad recipe:

Hard Boiled Eggs
Mayonnaise ( I use Duke’s of course)
Teaspoon Dill Pickle Cubes
Salt & Pepper to taste

Mashing up boiled eggs for egg salad in a bowl

Mash the eggs with the tines of a fork (or chop them up).

After you have your eggs mashed up, add the mayonnaise, salt, pepper and pickle cubes. Mix to combine everything together. Adjust the amount of mayonnaise if needed to ensure that you have a creamy egg salad spread.

It’s that easy! A simple egg salad sandwich. One egg just doesn’t seem enough for a sandwich and two is slightly too much. This will make one hearty sandwich or two sandwiches. One for you and one to share.

If you don’t have dill cubes on hand, use 1/4 tsp dried dill in the recipe.

The egg salad sandwich was formerly invented in 1762. Egg salad can be made creatively with any number of other cold foods added – bacon, bell pepper, capers, cheese, cucumber, onions, lettuce are common – according to Wikipedia.

I however prefer the simple recipe that I grew up with the best.

Egg Salad with Dill Relish

egg salad sandwich spread
Yield: 1 Sandwich

Simple Egg Salad Sandwich

Simple egg salad sandwich recipe on a glass plate on top of a red and white ticking towel

This classic egg salad is a simple recipe and perfect for one or two sandwiches.

Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 1 Heaping Tablespoon Mayonnaise
  • 1 Teaspoon Dill Pickle Cubes
  • Salt & Cracked Black Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Mash the boiled eggs with a fork, add mayonnaise, salt, pepper and pickle cubes then stir to combine.
  2. Spread the egg salad mixture on sandwich bread or serve with crackers.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 127Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 189mgSodium: 409mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g

If you’re looking for a twist on traditional egg salad then try this Avocado Egg Salad recipe from Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen.

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Angelina
    March 6, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    VERY plain! Try adding some finely diced crunchy celery & mild shallot (or spring onion), and some minced parsley. Instead of pickle cubes, try using Pickle Relish (either Dill or Sweet) depending upon your preference. Some folks like a TINY squirt of yellow mustard. A good quality mayonnaise is key, “Duke’s Mayonnaise” is seriously delish. A good quality bread is also important. “Pepperidge Farms” is really good, and their whole grain breads are super healthy.

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