Egg salad

January 4, 2009 at 3:53 pm (101 cookbooks, breakfast, C (1 star, edible), Necessarily nonvegan, Quick weeknight recipe)


I’ve never been a big fan of eggs, but for some reason I was tempted by Heidi Swanson’s egg salad sandwich recipe.  She says it’s the only egg salad she likes, which seemed like a good sign.  I followed her instructions for boiling the eggs, but when I tried to peel them I couldn’t get the peel off without taking off some of the egg white as well.  I’m not sure what I did wrong.  The yolks seemed cooked, so I don’t think I undercooked the eggs.

The one change I made to the recipe was using yogurt instead of mayo.  Heidi has another recipe for curried egg salad that calls for yogurt, so I figured it was a reasonable substitute.

The egg salad looked pretty, and it tasted okay, if a bit bland, but it kind of grossed me out.  Something about all those eggs…  Derek didn’t like it much either.  He ate it when I gave it to him, but he didn’t really like it.  He says he never really liked egg salad.

Rating: B-
Derek: C

1 Comment

  1. Kate said,

    My mother taught me how to peel boiled eggs:
    – Don’t boil them for too long. Take them out as soon as they are sufficiently firm inside. (How do you know? Experience, or use a timer.) Don’t leave the eggs in the hot water, even with the stove turned off.
    – As soon as you take them out, dunk them in cold water (with a bit of ice is perfect, but tap water is fine). When the water becomes luke warm, change water. Do that unitl the shell is lukewarm or cool to the touch.
    Then it’s very easy to boil. The membrane is not fused to the white so you can pull it right off with the shell.

    As for the blandness of the eggs in the sandwich, I have that problem too. I find a bit more salt heps.

    Hope that was helpful.

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