Old-Fashioned Egg Salad Sandwiches



Hello Lunch!

 

Bill eyeballed the hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator and 
delicious egg salad sandwiches 
was the lunch order!





Not so long ago, the "powers that be" alerted us regarding eggs because of the high cholesterol count in egg yolks.  According to the Mayo Clinic, "Eggs are naturally high in cholesterol. But the cholesterol in eggs doesn't seem to raise cholesterol levels the way other cholesterol-containing foods do, such as trans fats and saturated fats."  Most healthy people can eat up to 7 eggs per week without raising their risk of heart disease.

In fact, eggs aren't the culprit, it's the bacon, sausage and ham that generally accompany the eggs, plus the way they and other foods are cooked, fried in butter and oil.

Now, research has found that eggs raise the HDL level ~ the good cholesterol, that our bodies need.  The latest Federal dietary guidelines no longer state the strict dietary cholesterol restraints which previously led people to limit the amount of eggs in their diet.

I have no idea what is correct regarding eggs, but Julia Child's advise seems perfect: "Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health."



Oil painting, "Basket of Eggs"  by Henri Horace Roland De La Porte

“We are probably more embracing of eggs within a heart-healthy dietary pattern than we were 20 years ago, but it’s still a source of dietary cholesterol,” said Jo Ann Carson, professor of clinical nutrition at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. “Eating an egg a day as a part of a healthy diet for healthy individuals is a reasonable thing to do.”

Another study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition(link opens in new window), found that eating at least 12 eggs a week for three months did not increase cardiovascular risk factors for people with prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes. That result went hand-in-hand with a healthy diet designed to help study participants lose weight.  Really?

There is so much information out there about the whole cholesterol controversy, it's like we're being jerked around, first it's bad, then it's good, back and forth.

More research is needed to figure out the exact link between eggs, diabetes and heart disease.

As an aside, my farmer grandfather ate 2 scrambled eggs every meal, this was his way for many years, and he lived well into his 80's, and had a relatively healthy cardiovascular system.   In other words, it most likely depends upon the general health of the individual eating the eggs...



This is easy classic egg salad, but you may like other mix-ins such as chopped chives, black olives, chopped dill pickles,  chopped celery, Dijon mustard, Miracle Whip, Greek yogurt, a little lemon juice or herbs.  

I go easy on the mayonnaise to avoid a sloppy mess, but really I'm not a huge fan of the stuff.  Maybe you'd even like a couple of slices of crisp bacon to top the egg salad!





Years ago, I learned from Bill, a sandwich such as this begs for toasted bread.  It truly makes all the difference in the world!

The sandwiches were delicious with just the right amount of the usual ingredients.  Also, check out those potato chips...

Eggs are undoubtedly better for us than chips, but I love chips with a sandwich and am always on the lookout for that slightly burnt or brown chip in a bag of potato chips, it’s like hitting the jackpot!  That’s how the whole bag of Mrs. Fisher’s Dark Potato Chips (an Illinois product) looks!  I was surprised when Bill came home with a bag of them from the grocery store, had no idea they were even sold!

They’re a hearty, large chip with a sturdy texture, made from Idaho potatoes as opposed to the regular spuds the company uses.  The sugar content in the Idaho potato is a tad higher, causing caramelization which gives the chips that burnt brown appearance.

The chips are a rich crispy taste that is perfect anytime, but especially good with these tasty egg salad sandwiches.  

So enjoy an egg salad sandwich, eat a few chips and maybe skip the bacon on it!

This was the best simple little lunch!


Enjoy!





Old-Fashioned Egg Salad Sandwiches

Old-Fashioned Egg Salad Sandwiches

Servings: 4 Sandwiches
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 20 MTotal time: 30 M
This is easy classic egg salad; serve on your favorite toasted bread. for a delicious sandwich!

Ingredients:

  • 8 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons red onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise, more if needed
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard (or ¾ teaspoon dry mustard)
  • ½ teaspoon smoked or sweet Hungarian paprika
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • Salt and seasoned pepper, to taste
  • 8 slices good quality white or rye bread or croissants

Method:

  1. To hard-cook the eggs, place in saucepan, cover with cold water and bring just to a boil over high heat.
  2. Remove pan from the heat and cover, let stand for 20 minutes.
  3. Drain the eggs, then transfer to a bowl of ice water and let cool completely.
  4. Peel eggs, coarsely chop and place in a medium mixing bowl.
  5. Add remaining ingredients to eggs and combine well.
  6. Check salt and pepper, add more if needed.
  7. Chill for a short while, if desired.
  8. Serve on toasted bread or croissants for sandwiches.
  9. Enough for 4 sandwiches.




Enjoy!

30 comments:

  1. Hey Pam. I never new that about the sugar in the spud being higher and making the crispy brown look. Very cool. Happy Eating to you both. And Happy Cooking!

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  2. Hi Ivy! Thanks, here's hoping it's grilling season soon if the weather would cooperate. Take care

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  3. Very cool, Pam. Here's to your upcoming grilling adventures.

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  4. Eggs have the best quality protein, so to give them up is stupid.
    When I was young, my fav street food was egg salad in a pita pocket; covered with tahine sauce on top, thin layer of hummus paste on bottom. It tasted divine!

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    1. I agree, Duta! Lots of good nutrients in eggs such as protein. Your egg salad in a pita pocket sounds great. I will have to try that. I love eggs about any way they're made! Thanks!

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  5. I love the way you start with "it's ok to eat 7 eggs per week" and then slowly add an egg here or there until (if I read this right) it's eight eggs for maybe 2 people eating 2 sandwiches each? I'm with you, I love eggs. They seem especially well adapted to this era of cooking 3 meals per day no matter what.

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. The recipe is for 4 servings, sandwiches, with 8 eggs, just one sandwich each, but I could probably eat two! I usually make half that, use 4 eggs, should've said that maybe, but who cares? Eggs rule, love them. Thanks, Mae!

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  6. I eat an egg almost every day. Low cal, high protein, inexpensive and high in the antioxidants that are good for my eyes. I've been having tuna sandwiches and one day I treated myself to barbecue chips. A big treat!

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    1. Hi Buttercup! Yes, they're good things, with lots of good nutrients. I love barbecue chips too, they're a treat! Thanks and take care

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  7. Love eggs :-) Actually had 5 plus a ribeye steak yesterday!! Your sandwich looks so good and comforting.

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    1. Oh, mercy! Wish I joined you for that meal! Sounds great to me! The sandwiches are good but your way with eggs sounds better. Thanks, Angie!

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  8. Your egg salad sounds delicious and I would really enjoy that meal - before you said otherwise, I thought the chips were homemade.

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    1. They do look like homemade chips, Bill does that well, but seldom any more. Good lunch! Thanks, Larry!

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    1. Me too, Claudia! Love eggs and just had 2 for breakfast. Take care

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  10. Love eggs! And I almost always have some hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator (for breakfast and snacks!). Haven't mad egg salad for awhile, but now I'm hankering after it. :-)

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    1. Hi John! I hear you with the hard-boiled eggs, about the same here. Thanks and take care

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  11. Pam, My better half could live on egg salad sandwiches and grilled cheese sandwiches! If she sees an egg sandwich on a menu (back when we could eat out) she forsakes all other choices and goes for it! Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Laurie knows what's good! I like them in a restaurant too but Bill makes the best grilled cheese sandwiches ever. Can't wait for the days when the restaurants are open, according to our governor, it will be June 1st! You all stay safe and take care too!

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  12. THeHub loves egg salad, deviled eggs, eggs over easy . . .
    I do not like them at all, so I never think of making egg salad. I guess I need to break down this weekend and do some for him since I have a ton of eggs right now.

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    1. Oh, bet he'd love that! I get you with the eggs, one of our sons can't stand them either, yet he wanted them all the time when he was young, no way now! Thanks for dropping by and take care.

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  13. We eat very little bread but this looks very tempting. Have a good and safe weekend Diane

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    1. Hi Diane! Hope all is well your way, take care!

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  14. Nothing like a good egg salad sandwich...and yours Pam look awesome...I would love to take a huge bite now...
    Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe!

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    1. Hi Juliana! Thanks and here's wishing you a wonderful weekend! Take care, stay safe!

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  15. I have never made egg salad. I know people are particular about the recipe they like, I guess as you say you can add different ingredients to it. Yours looks very good – I’ll copy it. I like eggs, usually have one or two for breakfast per week, but I learned to eat them soft-boiled in an egg cup when I was in school in England, and then add some HP Sauce on them, yum!

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  16. Hi Vagabonde! Sounds good to me, I love soft-boiled eggs and that just might be breakfast tomorrow morning. Take care

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  17. I was a very picky child and practically I grew up with eggs and milk! These sandwiches are right up my alley!

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  18. Pam,
    I have an egg every morning and I'm not dead from it yet. We love egg salad sandwiches and I need to adjust my recipe to reflect your ingredients! YUM! I could eat it without bread too! Thanks for sharing and do stay safe!
    Roz

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