So egg salad is one of those foods that never, ever go out of style. It’s retro and modern, classic and comforting. When I think of egg salad I think of every summer and the only real family vacation we could take ( a couple hour drive to Sea World in Ohio). Since we couldn’t afford to eat out my mother would pack the biggest cooler I had ever (even to this day) seen in my life. It in were bottles of Pepsi (the glass kind mind you!), tons of fresh fruits and veggies (from our gardens), pb&j sandwiches on her amazing white bread, bologna sandwiches and about 500 egg salad sandwiches.
Even as a child I had issues with mayonnaise or even Miracle Whip. It’s a texture/sound issue for me. I get the BIGGEST heebie jeebies when I hear it being stirred in something. OMG I will DIE when I hear macaroni salad being mixed. Just the very thought of it right now has me gagging.
I’m weird like that, I know. But you love me anyway….. right??? *as she gives you big doe eyes and bats her baby blues* <blink blink blink> LOL
However times were tough so you ate what you had or you didn’t eat although my siblings right are having a BF (reference the movie White Chicks here) because I was UBER spoiled. Having my siblings range from 9 years to 17 years older than me I was a rather pleasant surprise. That being said I often got a different meal if I didn’t like what we were having – meatloaf, spaghetti, egg salad cause they had chunks of onions and stuff in it or mayo. Yeah no to the Mayo.
Thing is everyone loved my Mom’s egg salad and it was often requested she take that to parties. It was simple, classic and clean. Sure you can Google egg salad recipe and find 98765467898876657567478876 egg salad recipes but they all have ‘extra’ stuff to it. Egg salad should be about the egg, not the spices, the onions, the celery, the fluff. Egg salad should be clean and pure .
Egg salad should be this…
Nothing frilly, nothing foofoo
So if you want the garlic salt, chopped onions, celery and other stuff… save it for something else. Leave this one as-is; the way it should be done. It’s classic for a reason and should remain as such.
Now it’s funny as I make this rather frequently for Mr. Fantabulous. He absolutely LOVES this stuff although I should tell you that if you pack this for a car trip that is more than 2 hours long um… er…. not sure how to say this delicately but get my point across but um… I recommend packing some spray for the car as this stuff can be lethal *wink* LOL God he’s going to KILL me for posting this. Puffy ♥ you baby! LOLPrint
- 8 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped into small pieces
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
- In a bowl add in the eggs, mustard, mayo, salt, and black pepper. Mix gently to combine. Adjust seasonings if needed.
- Cover and chill for 30 minutes.