This is the best egg salad recipe! Use only seven ingredients including high quality mayonnaise, mustard, relish and spices to make this creamy classic sandwich recipe.
My first and only job during high school and college was at a local golf course. For seven wonderful years, I organized carts, catered golf outings and managed the kitchen where we served “Myrtie’s famous egg salad.” Golfers loved to stop by the clubhouse after 9 holes to get a wrapped egg salad sandwich, chips and a drink. Apparently, golf and egg salad go really well together and it’s easy to see why!
Why You Need This Egg Salad Sandwich In Your Life
Eggs are an all-natural protein packed food. They are pure enough that they fit into almost any whole food diet and they can take on the flavors of most any ingredient. Hard boiled eggs can be incorporated into picnic lunches, potluck sides or chopped with sauce and seasonings for an energy giving sandwich over the next 9 holes.
Best Egg Salad Recipe
I made hundreds of batches of Myrtie’s flavorful egg salad while I worked at the course… to the point that I could prepare it in my sleep. There were just 7 ingredients: eggs, quality mayonnaise, yellow mustard, sweet relish, salt, sugar and pepper. It may not seem like anything significant, but I promise you that those ingredients give so much flavor to the eggs…it’s the perfect combination of acidic, salt and sweet.
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How to Make Egg Salad
Hard boil a dozen eggs, however you prefer. I usually use the Instant Pot when I need them perfectly peeled for deviled eggs, but in recipes where the eggs will be chopped, I use the old-fashioned pan method. Put twelve eggs in a pan of lukewarm water and bring to a boil with the lid off. Boil for four minutes (still no lid) and then turn off the heat, put the lid on, and let the pan sit for an 10 additional minutes. You’ll get perfectly golden yokes every time!
Cool eggs for at least 10 minutes in ice water. This is a great step to do the day before. Once cooled, peel them, and place in a bowl with paper towel to absorb the excess water.
While your eggs are cooling, gather the simple ingredients: quality mayonnaise, yellow mustard, sweet relish, salt, sugar and cracked black pepper.
Chop the eggs into pea size pieces using a pastry blender or a fork.
Add in the remaining ingredients and stir well.
Even if you’re not coming off the 9 hole, this egg salad recipe is worth the hype and worth your time. Myrtie passed away two years ago at the age of 97, but her beloved golf course and famous egg salad still lives on.
Egg Salad Tips & Notes
How long does egg salad last in the refrigerator? If kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator, egg salad can last for up to three days.
How do I make my egg salad more dry? More wet? You can adjust the consistency of the egg salad by adding more or less mayonnaise to the recipe.
What is high quality mayonnaise? I prefer to use either Duke’s mayonnaise or Hellmann’s mayonnaise in this recipe. Off brands just don’t have the same great flavor.
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Best Egg Salad Recipe
- 12 eggs hard boiled and cooled
- 3/4 Cup quality mayonnaise
- 3 Tablespoons sweet relish
- 2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch of cracked black pepper
- Hard boil the eggs and place them in a large bowl.
- When the eggs are cool to the touch, chop them into pea size pieces with a pastry blender or fork.
- Mix in the remaining ingredients together and refrigerate the salad.