by Texas Homesteader~
Egg salad is a quick & delicious way to use fresh eggs. After the eggs are boiled & peeled, egg salad spread comes together in minutes. I even have a secret tip for eliminating the need to peel the eggs!
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Fresh Eggs From Backyard Hens
When our chickens were about 21 weeks old they began laying eggs. I was so excited! Especially since I read how much healthier free-range chicken’s eggs are compared to store-bought eggs!
We have a very small flock but still – that’s a lot of fresh eggs for one family to consume. I incorporate different ways to preserve the eggs for those leaner egg-laying times.
There’s batch-making & freezing breakfast burritos and I’ve shared instructions for how I easily Freeze Raw Eggs for later.
But today I wanted to use several of those fresh eggs to make fresh egg salad sandwich spread for RancherMan.
Simple Egg Salad Ingredients
Egg salad is easy to make with a few simple pantry ingredients:
Boiled Eggs – peeled & chopped
A Small Onion – chopped finely
Dill Pickles – It’s easy to make your own Dill Pickles with garden cucumbers
Sweet Pickle Relish – I often use Pear Relish for the perfect blend
Mayonnaise – I make my own Bacon-Flavored Mayonnaise in minutes!
Mustard – Not needed if I’m using pear relish.
How To Boil Eggs For Egg Salad
If I’m cooking the eggs on the stovetop, I boil the eggs the night before & store the boiled eggs in the fridge.
Sometimes instead of stovetop cooking I’ll often cook those eggs in my solar oven during those hot summer months.
The next day I peeled the cold eggs & gave them a good rinse.
Boiling & peeling very fresh eggs can be a challenge. But this time all of these eggs came out in one piece.
UPDATE: I can skip the entire boiled-egg-peeling step when I boil eggs – WITHOUT the shell in my Instant Pot!
This is now my favorite way to cook up a bunch of eggs to use in my homemade egg salad.
Chopping All Ingredients In MINUTES!
I received a *Vidalia Chop Wizard as a gift a while back. I always pull it out when I’m making egg salad. DANG that thing makes for short work!
It dices all the ingredients the same size. I used that handy chopper to chop the eggs, a small onion and a couple of dill pickles that I’d canned earlier this year.
And I stirred in a couple of tablespoons of my Pear Relish that I’d canned last year for a little sweet & savory mix.
Then I added some of my own homemade mayonnaise (not garlic-flavored this time), along with a squirt of mustard and a sprinkle of black pepper & paprika for a little added zip.
I mix it all gently and BOOM! Egg salad!
I used to try to do all of this with a cutting board & knife but now with my *Chop Wizard (and of course after the eggs are boiled, cooled & peeled) I can whip up egg salad in about 3 minutes!
It’s not that I don’t just loooove hanging out in the kitchen slaving away. If you can get it done in a fraction of the time, #whythehecknot??!
Serving Homemade Egg Salad
Sometimes I enjoy egg salad simply in a lettuce leaf bowl. Simple, cooling, delicious.
But I usually have a loaf of Skillet Bread or RancherMan’s favorite Honey/Oat Sandwich Bread fresh and ready to be used.
So he can slather the egg salad on a couple of slices of homemade bread & enjoy a hearty homemade lunch!
The final word from RancherMan is that this egg salad is DELICIOUS.
I love that so much of this homemade sandwich spread was produced right here on our Homestead & that it was so quick & easy to make.
And this is a much less expensive sandwich option than lunch meat or peanut butter, two common sandwich options here at our Homestead.
How do you use your chicken’s eggs?
Links Included In This Post:
- Health Benefits Of Free-Range Eggs
- Using Fresh Eggs: Freezer Breakfast Burritos
- Freezing Raw Eggs
- ‘Hard-Boiled’ Eggs Cooked In A Solar Oven w/No Water!
- Easier Peeling For Very Fresh Boiled Eggs
- *Vidalia Chop Wizard Quick Chopper
- Quicker Homemade Dill Pickles
- Sweet & Savory Pear Relish
- Easy Homemade Mayonnaise
- No-Knead Skillet Bread Loaf Recipe
- Instant Pot Boiled Eggs WITHOUT The Shells
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- Homemade Mayonnaise
- Baconnaise – Bacon-Flavored Mayonnaise
- Fast Food: Basic Mix-n-Pour BBQ Sauce
- Honey-Sweetened, Smoky BBQ Sauce
- BBQ Rub & Beer-Based Mop Sauce Recipe
- Thousand Island Salad Dressing
- 1-Minute Creamy Salad Dressing Filled With Probiotics
- Sweet/Savory Pear Relish
- Fresh Pico de Gallo
- Homemade Cottage Cheese
- Fresh Herb & Olive Oil HERB BOMBS
- Quick Garlic/Herb Sauce Using Fresh Herbs
- Oats Can Substitute Easily For Bread Crumbs
- MYO Pinto Bean Seasoning Mix
- Instant Pot Boiled Eggs WITHOUT The Shells
- Creamy Hatch Chile Sauce
- MYO Healthier Sour Cream Substitute
- How to Make Self-Rising Flour Using All-Purpose
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I love egg salad it is one of those dishes that is versatile. My husband loves onions also, but I think they add something to the salad. However, he will not have it with relish, you have to make it bacon crumbles one day, yum.
It looks and sounds delicious!
I am not a big egg person, but I do love egg salad and deviled eggs! This recipe sounds great. Thanks for sharing at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link party. See you next week.!
We have started baking our eggs instead of boiling them. My husband swears by them. They are creamier and do not have a sulfer taste. I lay my eggs directly on the rack. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and cook for 30 mins. Then plunge them in ice water.
We love egg salad sandwiches too and had some just this week! One of our favorites is an egg salad club sandwich…egg salad, bacon and lettuce on toasted whole-wheat bread. YUM!!