by Texas Homesteader~
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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.
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2 Ways To Make Boiled Eggs
I started off by boiling the eggs the night before & storing the boiled eggs in the fridge. Sometimes instead of boiling I’m often cooking 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
So I slather the egg salad on a couple of slices & RancherMan & I 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 in 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
Other Favorite Condiments
- 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
- 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
…and MUCH more
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