Best Egg Salad

"Being a hardcore egg junkie, I have found this to be my favorite egg salad recipe. It's delicious on toasted whole wheat bread, topped with crumbled, crispy bacon and with a side salad of baby spring greens. It's best to use the freshest eggs available, but fresher eggs are also much harder to peel than not-so-fresh ones. The technique I use for boiling and peeling in this recipe is practically foolproof and also prevents overcooking, which can cause the yolks to turn gray."
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  • Set eggs in a deep saucepan and cover with at least 3 inches of water. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Simmer for five minutes, then remove saucepan from heat, cover, and let sit for 17-20 minutes, depending on the size of the eggs (shorter time for smaller eggs).
  • Drain the hot water and fill the pot with cool tap water and a handful of ice cubes to cool the eggs rapidly.
  • Take each egg and tap it against the sink or other hard surface, cracking the shell gently all over (but do not remove the shell yet).
  • Return the eggs to the cold water for 15-20 minutes. During this time the shells will loosen.
  • Pour off the water and peel the eggs. Rinse to remove bits of shell and dry carefully with paper towels.
  • Chop the eggs into small or medium pieces and transfer to a bowl. Add mayonnaise, mustard, onion, and parsley, mix well.
  • Squeeze lemon juice onto the salt to dissolve and add to season the egg salad mix. Finish with a few turns from the pepper mill and a dash of Tabasco (if you prefer a little heat).
  • Mix well and serve immediately, or refrigerate, covered, for up to 3 days.

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  1. Yummy egg salad and great instructions on how to boil eggs so you can easily peel them! I've learned this method from my mom and always use it, it's really the best way to do. Being in Germany, I didn't have this particular mayo, but used home made mayo. Thanks for posting, this was a really yummy egg salad!<br/>Made for PAC Spring 2014


I was born and raised in Germany and moved to Northern California at the age of 22 to complete my BA in Geography. I absolutely fell in love with the area, particularly Sonoma County, and decided to stay after I graduated and got hired as a CAD specialist and map editor at a small aerial survey firm. Today my husband and I live in the lovely town of Sebastopol with our dog Cody and cat Pumpkin. We both share a passion for cars and motorsports as well as photography. Currently we are in the process of building a side business as wedding and event photographers, and also display some of our work through local merchants. I usually enjoy eating out more than cooking at home, but we are members of a local CSA that supplies us with a box of fresh, organic veggies every week, and I have been making an effort to create healthy and delicious homecooked meals as much as possible lately.
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