Sunday, April 20, 2008

Egg Salad Sandwich (the only one I'll eat)

6 Large Eggs
1-2 tablespoons mayonnaise
Salt and pepper
A tiny squeeze of lemon juice
2 stalks celery, washed and chopped
1/2 bunch chives, chopped
2 small handfuls of lettuce (or leftover spinach)
8 slices of whole grain bread, toasted and buttered if you want to be indulgent

1 bag of mini carrots
Optional ranch dressing

Place the eggs in a pot and cover with cold water by a 1/2-inch or so. Bring to a gentle boil. Now turn off the heat, cover, and let sit for exactly seven minutes. Have a big bowl of ice water ready and when the eggs are done cooking place them in the ice bath for three minutes or so - long enough to stop the cooking. Crack and peel each egg, place in a medium mixing bowl. Add the mayonnaise, a couple generous pinches of salt and pepper, now mash with a fork. Don't overdo it, you want the egg mixture to have some texture. If you need to add a bit more mayo to moisten up the mixture a bit, go for it a bit at a time.

Stir in the celery and chives. Taste, and adjust the seasoning - adding more salt and pepper if needed.

To assemble each egg salad sandwich: place a bit of lettuce on a piece of toast, top with the egg salad mixture, and finish by creating a sandwich with a second piece of toast.

Serve with raw carrots and ranch dip if desired.

1 comment:

Theresa said...

This was really good! I like that it does not have too much mayo- that is my complaint usually with Egg Salad. This is actually the first time I have made Egg salad sandwiches. I forgot to order chives so I added 3 chopped scallions (to a double batch) and it was great! I like the lemon juice addition too.