Easter Starts With: The Perfect boiled Egg + Mama's Egg Salad Sandwich

Denise OStarred Page By Denise O, 5th Apr 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/o5x-_b90/
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There will be so many eggs boiled, smashed, cooked and dyed come this Easter Sunday, let's make them good ones. I had to also include my recipe for the best egg salad sandwich there is, well in my mind, it is.

The Egg

There is nothing worse than an overcooked egg, it be on Easter or when you use it in recipes. This recipe has taken some years to perfect. I use to do the usual, boil them for 10 minutes then dunk in cold water.

Yes, I would end up with the greenish outer layer on the yolk. I thought that was how they were suppose to be, then one day, I was had a perfectly cooked egg. That sent me on the quest to cook an egg and do it the right way.

It not only taste better but, the texture of the egg makes every one of your recipes that you add boiled eggs into, even that much better. As with my egg salad recipe I will share but first...

We must start with the egg.

Fill'er UP!

The amount of eggs to use is up to you and what your recipe calls for. In a sauce pan place your eggs.

Add enough 'cold water', so the water covers your eggs.

Make sure your pan fits your eggs. I mean, if you are doing 4 eggs, use a small sauce pan so your eggs will not have much room to move.

You want them to have a snug fit in your pan.

After you add the water, see if another egg can fit in the pan, if so, add an egg. I do, each and every time.

Boil & Ice

Bring to your eggs to a boil on high heat.

Boil on medium high heat for 4 minutes. After 4 minutes are up, cover and take the pan off the heat for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes are up, take your cover off and place your eggs in a bowl of ice.

Leave for a few minutes, then take the eggs out and use as you wish.

Ingredients

8 boiled eggs

4 (heaping) Tablespoons mayonnaise

3 Tablespoons ground mustard

2 tablespoons (fresh) chives

Sea Salt & cracked black pepper to taste

Garnishes: Tomato, lettuce and pita bread.

Dice & Smash

Peel your boiled eggs. I find it is best to peel your eggs as soon as you take them out of the ice bath.

Dice each egg and add to your mixing bowl.

Take a fork and with the teeth, smash your eggs against the side of the bowl.

Do this until you get the texture you like, I like mine pretty fine.

If you like yours a bit more on the chunky side, then just dice the eggs and skip the smashing with the fork step.

Mix it up!

When your eggs are to the consistency you desire...

Add your mayonnaise, mustard and then mix until well blended.

Then taste, this is a very important step you must take.

I have found that mustard give a bit of a salty taste so, do not skip this step.

Then add your salt and cracked black pepper, to taste.

Chop up your chives and add them to your egg mixture. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.

Now all you have to do is assemble the sandwich.

Remember, this is your sandwich add what you want.

To me, egg salad is just the same as tuna salad in the fact that usually most folks like it their way so, use this as a starting point and then let your taste buds take you away.

Dig in!

Now all you have to do is dig in. You can add chips on the side or just as it is, either way, I am sure you will enjoy this sandwich as much as I do.

For a few more of my favorite sandwiches, please go visit my articles...

Bacon, turkey & Ham: Add up to a Great Club Sandwich

Corned beef Sandwich: Honey, Ground mustard & Grape seed oil Slaw

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Boil, Boiled, Denise O, Easter, Egg, Eggs, Food, How To, Recipe, Recipes, Salad, Sandwich, Vegetarian

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author avatar Denise O
I live in Georgia, USA. I am a granny to 3 precious children. I am Mama to Bugg and two human beings. I was once married to a wonderful, Dan.

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author avatar Val Mills
6th Apr 2012 (#)

Sounds yum. I love eggs but haven't had an egg sandwich for many years.

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author avatar Denise O
7th Apr 2012 (#)

Thanks Val, you know, it has been awhile since I made this sandwich and, I now wonder. Why did I wait so long. LOL
Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Delicia Powers
6th Apr 2012 (#)

Perfection Denise...yum! I love my egg salad on rye..An after- Easter delightful recipe Denise...happy egg hunting with your grandson my friend:0)

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author avatar Denise O
7th Apr 2012 (#)

I also like it on rye. I am a big bread person, one of my weaknesses. We wont get Tristan until Monday it seems but, he will not know the difference. He will be attending church with his parents at his great grandmothers church. But, we will have fun Monday. As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Jules Castillo
6th Apr 2012 (#)

good cook as always.....

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author avatar Denise O
7th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you cowboy for your kind words. As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
7th Apr 2012 (#)

I think we're going to try this...

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author avatar Denise O
7th Apr 2012 (#)

I hope y'all like it. I went in to make me a sandwich last night for supper and Billy and Dan already ate it all, UGH! LOL
Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Ms. Ann
7th Apr 2012 (#)

As always, you make everything look so delicious. Happy Resurrection Day!

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author avatar Denise O
7th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you Ms. Ann, Happy Resurrection Day to you! As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
7th Apr 2012 (#)

Great Easter egg recipes.

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author avatar Denise O
7th Apr 2012 (#)

Thanks Mark. As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Buzz
7th Apr 2012 (#)

Hmm, yummy. Happy Easter, Denise.

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author avatar Denise O
7th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you Buzz for your kind words and for stopping by.
Happy Easter! My friend.:)

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author avatar Denise O
7th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you for your kind word and for stopping by.:)

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author avatar M G Singh
7th Apr 2012 (#)

Denise a wonderful dish.My wife loved it

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author avatar Denise O
7th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you Madan for your kind words. I am so happy your wife likes it. Tell her this Alabama woman said hi and thank you. As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
7th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you, Denise. I haven't seen you of late. (I did reply to your message). Love, Ivyevelyn.

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author avatar Denise O
7th Apr 2012 (#)

I know you have left me a message Ivyevelyn and I am so sorry I have not been able to answer it yet. <------Hanging head, kicking dirt: Sorry.:(
I will get back with you, I promise. As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Don Rothra
7th Apr 2012 (#)

Nice work

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author avatar Denise O
7th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you Don for your kind words and for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Christine Crowley
7th Apr 2012 (#)

Sounds real good to me. Thanks for your recipe!

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author avatar Denise O
7th Apr 2012 (#)

Thanks Christine for your kind words. You are most welcome. As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Retired
7th Apr 2012 (#)

Delicious, I love eggs.

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author avatar Denise O
7th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you jennyreeve. I love them also. Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
8th Apr 2012 (#)

Denise Chef! You must be an expert in cooking things. Nice share, I love eating. Thanks for showing, smelling is half eating, seeing is 25%, the rest is actual eating.

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author avatar Denise O
8th Apr 2012 (#)

Awww Thank you my friend. I do believe we eat with our eyes first, then as it is set in front of you, the smell and then the eating. You have it just right. As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Judy Ellen
9th Apr 2012 (#)

Wow! What a talent you have for making your articles "Pop!"

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author avatar Denise O
20th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you Judy for your kind words. As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Carol
20th Apr 2012 (#)

Yum yum, I love an egg sandwich Denise. Your pics are great too. Thanks so much for sharing

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author avatar Denise O
20th Apr 2012 (#)

I love them also Carol. I do have to admit though, I am a bit egg'd out. As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar sarosh
21st Apr 2012 (#)

Nice one here

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author avatar Denise O
15th Jun 2012 (#)

Thank you Sarosh for your kind words and for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Retired
25th Apr 2012 (#)

Looks yummy.....

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author avatar Denise O
15th Jun 2012 (#)

Thank you Starrleena for your kind words and for stopping by.:)

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author avatar ladym33
21st Jul 2012 (#)

Love coloring eggs, and egg salad. Thanks for the great tips and recipes.

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author avatar Denise O
21st Jul 2012 (#)

You are most welcome Ladym. Thank you for taking the time to visit my page, I appreciate it.:)

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author avatar SunnyJasrotia
28th Jul 2012 (#)

So nice bt I am veggie...Smile...

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