Classic Egg Salad Recipe

Egg Salad Puff Pastry
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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups (4 servings)

Egg salad has long been one of my favorite sandwich fillings. In fact, as a kid, I never like peanut butter and jelly, but loved egg salad. Every now and then I get a powerful yen for it again and will make up a batch then eat egg salad sandwiches for a week. Sometimes I add capers, chopped dill pickles, chopped celery or chopped green or red pepper to it. I like it on whole wheat, white bread and, my favorite, croissants. I'll make the sandwiches with or without tomatoes and lettuce depending on season and mood. Whatever you prefer, it's good stuff. (Larger image.) Makes 2 cups.

What You'll Need

  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons mayonnaise (depending on your preference)
  • 1 tablespoon brown mustard
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon dill (finely chopped; recommended)
  • 1/2 small lemon (juiced; about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • salt to taste
  • white pepper to taste
  • Optional: 2 teaspoon capers
  • Optional: 2 teaspoon dill pickles (chopped)
  • Optional: 2 teaspoon bell pepper (red or green, chopped)
  • Optional: 2 teaspoon celery (chopped)

How to Make It

  1. Hard boil eggs (perfect hard-boiled eggs).
  2. Chop eggs and place in a small mixing bowl. Add mayonnaise, mustard, dill, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, salt and white pepper. Mix well with an electric mixer.
  3. Taste and adjust seasoning
  4. Stir in any optional ingredients.
  5. Chill for an hour or so, then serve.

*Note: If you add dill, don't add the pickles and vice versa. The capers are good with the dill, celery, and red bell pepper - but not so good with the green bell or pickles. The green bell does well with the dill and celery.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
152 Calories
12g Fat
2g Carbs
8g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)