all sorts of recipes, from me to you

all sorts of recipes, from me to you…

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Simply Egg~cellent Sandwich

My grandfather, Goff, ate 2 scrambled eggs:  fresh eggs from the hen house; with just about every meal, for as long as I can remember, and he lived well into his 80’s.  He definitely loved them ~ and, I do too, although I don’t eat nearly that many!  

Grandma & Grandpa - Maude & Goff
50th Anniversary ~ 1963

This is a simple recipe for a lush, delicate, tasty egg salad sandwich.  And, I imagine, by now, you’re probably saying, “Really, a recipe for an egg salad sandwich?” There are a lot of folks out there, who have never made egg salad for a sandwich.  So this is for them, and you too.  Sometimes, I add a couple of tablespoons of chopped pimento-stuffed green olives.  

By the way, I came across this “Sandwich Personality Test,” what your favorite sandwich says about your personality and love life.  

“Egg salad enthusiasts are often the center of attention.  They are entertaining and crave adventure.  The best words to describe those who love egg salad sandwiches are:  charming and energetic.  Egg salad sandwich lovers are the “universal romantic” and are often compatible with all sandwich lovers.”

An egg salad sandwich seems like heaven to me ~ deviled eggs on bread…

Egg Salad Sandwich


6 eggs
1/4 cup Hellmann’s mayonnaise
1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
2 tablespoons onion, minced
1/3 cup celery, finely chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste


Place eggs in saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil.
Remove from heat and let stand in hot water for 18-20 minutes for hard-cooked eggs.
Remove from water. Cool, peel, and chop.
Combine all in a bowl and chill.
Serve on your favorite bread and sprinkle with chives.

It’s simply a satisfying sandwich!

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jose manuel said...

Que buenos, con un buen pan que rico.


Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I love the idea of the chopped pimento stuffed olives with this, yum yum. have a good day Diane

Becky said...

Your Egg Salad sandwich is wonderful. and I love the pickle garnish. Sometimes we make Tuna Egg Salad by adding a 9 oz can of tuna, so my hubby isn't eating so many eggs.

Have a great day!

Pam said...

jose, gracias! Si, con buen pan. Es muy bien!

Diane, the olives add a great taste to it.

Becky, that would work! It sounds really good to me!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

It is a yummy looking sandwich! Love the photo too! I think if you listened to everything you were and were not supposed to eat you'd go nuts! There's nothing like a farm fresh egg!

Salsa Verde said...

Hi Pam, what a fantastic and great picture, story and sandwich!!!

StephenC said...

Hablo solo vente paroles en Espanol. Huevos is one of them. Amo huevos en salata con pan.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like my recipe although I add some finely grated cheddar cheese! I think I need to go make some! :-)

Pam said...

OB&CS, thank you! I so agree with you. He not only ate all those eggs, everything was fried in lard. Farm fresh is best for sure!

Lia, thanks! They look pretty stern in the pic, but they were great. Grandma was a sweetie!

Stephen, lol!!! Excelente! vente paroles? Me gusto mucho los huevos y comida mexicana tambien. Que tengas un buen dia!

Anon, sounds good to me! Will have to consider that the next time!

Pegasuslegend said...

amazing story and photo... its amazing also how everyone back then ate things they tell us not to now as it isnt good for us and lived longer eating whatever they wanted too.. great read loved it! Iwill eat more eggs!

Pam said...

Claudia, thanks! You're so right! My grandmother made him 2 scrambled eggs with about every meal and never thought a thing about it. They're a great source of protein and maybe better for us than the experts say???

Curts Delectables said...

Pam I am a huge fan of everything you cook but this one is over the top must try soon!

Pam said...

Curt, thanks! Glad you like it!

Marguerite said...

Love egg salad and your description of egg salad enthusiasts! :) Adding olives is brilliant and I must try that! Thanks for the great recipe!


I love egg salad sandwiches, but I rarely think to make them. This looks delicious. Lunch is a ways off (I am up early) ... but it will be good.


Pam said...

Marguerite, thanks! Olives definitely give it a different taste!

Glenda, I thought I was an early riser! Have a good lunch today!

Shug said...

Sam and I were just talking about egg salad sandwiches, yesterday. I love them! He, on the other hand will eat them but they're not his favorite.
Looks like a good recipe!


Pam said...

Shug, I love them too! Here's wishing you a great day!

teresa said...

i LOVE egg sandwiches, this looks wonderful!

teresa said...

i LOVE egg sandwiches, this looks wonderful!

From the Kitchen said...

Egg salad sandwiches were the comfort food of my childhood and I still love them! Around here, they are usually accompanied by a bowl of tomato soup.


Reeni Pisano said...

I'm an egg salad lover and this looks perfect!

Cathleen said...

Haha,don't worry, I am a HUGE egg salad fan. I make it with goat cheese, chipotle (the best) and of course, the generic one. This looks fantastic!

Linda said...

You can't beat a great egg salad sandwich! I sometimes put bacon in mine.

Chris said...

Egg salad sandwiches are one of the best things EVER. For me I have to use Dukes mayo though. My mom was a Hellman's, don't know how I became a Dukes person.