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There are as many types of egg salad sandwiches as there are people who make them. In fact, even in a restaurant you may not exactly receive what you have ordered. For example, some people like it with lettuce in order to make the "salad" part of the sandwich a reality. Well, I have a suggestion of my own. Even my mother refuses to make her own when I am around. Two years ago, she came for a visit and the first thing that she asked for was an egg salad sandwich. Curious why she would make such a big deal out of it? Simply follow this recipe and you will soon find out!
- 2 large eggs per sandwich (white or brown, your choice)
- 2 slices of bread (your choice of bread)
- 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise (if you are on a diet you may prefer to use light or low fat mayonnaise)
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste (fresh ground pepper adds more taste)
- 1 green onion or 4-7 strands of fresh chives
- 1 small pot (unless you intend to make more sandwiches)
- 1 egg marker (optional - you put it in the pot and it shows you when it is ready)
- 1 fork
- 1 tablespoon
- 1 chef or cutting knife
- 1 bowl
- 1 potato masher
It's cooking time!
- Boil the eggs! Put the egg marker (if you have one) and the eggs in the pot and fill it until the eggs are fully covered by it. Bring the water to a boil on high then reduce it to medium-high. Keep an eye on the egg marker or let the eggs boils for 12 minutes.
- Peel them off! Empty the hot water from the pot and replace it with cold water until it fully covers the eggs. Let the eggs sit for 5 minutes - not any longer, as they are tougher to peel. Peel and rinse each egg to ensure that no piece of shell is still on them.
- Mashing time! Mash the eggs either with a fork or a potato masher until the pieces are small. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the mayonnaise. Slice green onions or chives and add them to the other ingredients. Mix well!
- Time to make the sandwich! Take 2 slices of bread of your choice, and spread the egg salad evenly on one slice of bread. It will be a thick layer. Top it off with the second slice of bread. You can it eat whole or cut it in half or quarter for a young child.
As you can see, it is fast and easy to make. And believe me when I say that once you taste it, you won't accept anything less. It is now one of my family's favorite. Why not add it to your list and have your family try it out? Soon, it will become one of their favorites as well. I dare you to go back to any other type of egg salad sandwich once you taste this one.