Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Not Your Momma's Egg Salad

I have to share with you a little recipe.

I call it, "Not Your Momma's Egg Salad."

Unless, of course, you are Baby Galloway, and I am your momma.

In that case, this IS your momma's egg salad.

This egg salad is amazing.

It has a ton of flavors, is fairly healthy, and is slightly addicting.

And also, I'm not usually creative in the kitchen, when it comes to inventing my own recipes, that's my sister's thing, so I'm pretty proud of this tried and tested recipe.


The cast of characters:

One and a half finely diced bell peppers, any assortment is fine.

Half of an onion, finely diced. If I had access to it, I think I would try a Vidalia onion. Or maybe a red onion. I only have this plane white one. But it was awesome.

3-4 tablespoons bacon pieces. Packaged or the real deal. I even used the last of our bacon pieces for this recipe. It's that good.

4-6 tablespoons of mayonnaise, though I don't really measure any of the ingredients in this recipe. I usually just eye it to make sure it's moist enough.

One tablespoon Dijon mustard (this might be the secret ingredient, besides the bacon, that is.)

9 eggs. Hard boiled (cover in pot with water, bring to a hard boil, and turn off from heat. Leave alone for 20 minutes, after which you drain the hot water, fill with cold water, and cool off the eggs.) Peeled, and diced. I removed 2 yolks, which I was told makes it 'healthier," but I really did it because I like an even higher egg whites to yolk ratio.

Optional ingredients: Diced celery, 1 tsp. paprika, grapes, walnuts, Italian salad dressing, or use leftover deviled eggs!

Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for half an hour.

Serve on super soft buns or croissants.

Should make enough for 6 hearty sandwiches. I serve with a fruit salad, pasta salad, and/or fresh raw veggies.


So Delicious.

And even though it sounds like a "woman," food, the bacon really sends it over the edge into the realm of all things that are manly and edible by menfolk.

See, this man was waiting by my side the entire prep time.

That and sassing me with sarcasm and wit.
I keep him around for several reasons, sass and wit being two of them. Also for the fact that he'll wear a pink shirt and drink chammomile tea with me.

He's awesome.

Hope you enjoy! Let me know if you try it!


Anne @ Sincerely, Britches said...

Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'm always loooking for new 'yummies' to try! :)

Jessica said...

I LOVE egg salad...and this recipe sounds so different and delicious! I will have to try it sometime :-)

Kelly said...

I love egg salad on toasted bread. It goes perfect with chicken noodle soup on a cold day.