This post is more of a meal idea than it is an actual recipe. This is a Sunday afternoon favorite at our house. It's an easy way to make everyone happy. Eggs have been comparatively cheap in all of the Thanksgiving sales, so we made up a batch this week.
Although some people like to keep their egg salad as little more than eggs and salad dressing or mayonnaise, we really like to put the salad in our egg salad sandwiches. Although we generally fall in the mayonnaise camp on the big mayonnaise vs. Miracle Whip debate (see here), this is one recipe that is really better with whipped salad dressing--the tanginess and sweetness are a great complement to the more neutral flavor of the eggs. So pick and choose from the ingredient possibilities below; we usually use the ones we happen to have on hand.
Also, we usually try to find fancy breads to complement our specialty sandwiches. But in this case I have to say that there's nothing like plain, white wonder-type bread from the grocery store.
Egg Salad Sandwiches
5-6 hard boiled eggs, peeled and diced
Choose from the following ingredients. Use 1-2 tablespoons of each and dice them small.
Yellow, red or green onions
pickles or relish (we especially like bread and butter pickles)
1/4 cup Miracle Whip (use mayonnaise if you must, but you'll be missing out)
1-2 teaspoons yellow mustard
1 teaspoon pickle juice or cider vinegar
1/8 teaspoon celery seed
salt and pepper to taste
Thoroughly mix dressing ingredients. Add to salad ingredients and stir until coated. Spread on white, sliced bread. Serves about 8.