Simple Egg Salad

April 6, 2012Katie

Like I said in my how to perfectly hard boil and egg post, I like simple egg salad. I think most people cling to the egg salad their mom made when they were little.  Mr. Wonderful likes pickles and such in his egg salad because his mom made it that way.  And that’s perfectly okay! This recipe is a basic simple potato salad recipe that you can add to or doctor up any way you want to!

How do you like yours?

I like mine creamy and with no crunch to it.

Here is how my mom made hers and I do it now as well!

First you need to hard boil some eggs. If you don’t know how, here is  my hard boiled egg tutorial.

While your eggs are boiling, let’s make our dressing.  I am making enough for two people so I used 4 eggs.  You can multiple this to your liking.

Measure out one-fourth of a cup of mayonnaise.  Add in one teaspoon of mustard, one-half teaspoon of sugar and one-fourth teaspoon of salt.

I know you might think sugar is weird, but try it. It just does a little sumthin-sumthin to the dressing to balance out the savory.

Once your eggs are done, peeled and rinsed, we need to get going on egg salad!

You’ll need to chop up your eggs into small pieces, yolks and whites.  I use this nifty chopper thing Mr. Wonderful got me, but you can just use a knife.

See how my egg yolks are nice and bright yellow? They’re almost a little soft, but when you mix them into the sauce, this will make it extra delicious.  If you want yours firmer, boil your eggs for no more than an additional 2 minutes.

Dump your chopped eggs into your sauce.

Now get a good-size spoon or spatula and gently mix up your eggs and sauce.

I prefer my egg salad on soft, regular sandwich bread.  I told you I’m a purist when it comes to egg salad.  It’s especially delicious on Wonder Bread, if you’re going for pure taste and no nutritional value whatsoever.

Spread some of your egg salad over one piece of bread.

Top with another and slice in half.

Mr. Wonderful likes a slice of cheese on his.  Again, just the individually wrapped soft stle American cheese.

And that’s it.  Hard boiled eggs and fresh Egg Salad Sandwiches.

It’s a wonderful thing to do.

Happy Egg Boiling!

Katie’s Printable Recipe – Hard Boiled Eggs and Simple Egg Salad


  • margaret orr

    October 20, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    i use a sprinkle of Celery Salt instead of salt. Makes a difference.
    1. DishinandDishes

      October 22, 2012 at 8:16 am

      margaret orr - I'll have to try that!
  • Paul G

    December 10, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Wow, Katie. I really miss my mom's egg salad and haven't had the courage to attempt it myself because I didn't want to be disappointed. I'll certainly give this a shot. BTW - can't wait to get one of your books!
  • laurie

    May 20, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    love that I pinned this! my yokes weren't cooked to death, so that made it so creamy! I added less mayo that way and I added taragon. sooooo yummy!

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