Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Mrs. Peterson, a lady from church, made the best egg salad sandwiches and she'd never really tell you what she put in them. This was my first attempt to duplicate her recipe. Her family thought she added butter when mixing.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 eggs, hard cooked, cooled and diced
  • 14 cup butter, melted
  • 12 cup Miracle Whip
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt
  • 18 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 18 teaspoon celery salt
  • 14 teaspoon dill weed
  • 16 slices bread
  • Other ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons onions, chopped
  • 12 cup celery, chopped
  • 14 cup pickle relish
  • 12 cup green olives


  1. Mix together the eggs, butter, miracle whip and seasonings.
  2. Refrigerate until your ready to make your sandwiches.
  3. Spread on one bread slice then top with another piece of bread.
  4. If you'd like here are a few other ingredients you could add.
  5. Mrs. Peterson could have added the onions and celery, I don't remember.
  6. I know she did not use the relish or olives.
  7. But I thought they may offer a different taste, as I saw them in another recipe.
Most Helpful

We thought this was good. I didn't add any of the "other ingredients", but did add a squirt of Kraft horseradish sauce and yellow mustard, which is something that I always put in egg salad.

Shena March 01, 2003

I never had Mrs Peterson's sandwiches but these were pretty good. I used Hellman's Light & added onions - didn't have any celery but I'll try that next time. I would never have thought to add butter - thanks for posting this.

CountryLady February 24, 2003

Very good egg salad. I had never heard of adding butter to the egg! I found the addition of melted butter really helped to hold the egg salad mixture together once it was chilled and therefore they were less "messy" than most egg salad sandwiches. The butter also adds a nice rich flavour. I added a few chopped onions, a tiny bit of Dijon mustard and also used Hellman's mayonnaise.

Just Call Me Martha December 13, 2003