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Celebrate National Egg Salad Week

Three cheers for National Egg Salad Day, a floating holiday like President’s Day and Easter. It takes place the day after Easter, giving all an opportunity to do something useful with the dozens of hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator. As you know, it is important to take pictures of the cutest eggs, which can be the creative work of future Rembrandts or the first egg that little Alex got to color. Take a picture of multi-colored Alex with his egg, in case you forgot to get one Easter morning.

  • National Egg Salad Week, an annual observation April 6 – 12, 2015 and National Deviled Egg Day has its own honorary day November 2. Eggs are a source of trivia, such as these three gems.
  • Yolk color depends on the chicken’s diet. Corn and alfalfa meal turn the yolk golden and too much alfalfa can result in a deep orange.
  • The average hen lays 245 eggs a year.
  • Spin an egg to see if it is cooked. Raw eggs wobble while boiled eggs spin away.

When you mention egg salad, most people think of the mix for sandwiches. If you have quite a few hard-boiled eggs to use and you or your family loves shrimp, treat them to this incredibly delicious National Egg Salad Day any day of the year. Peel and slice in half lengthwise six hardboiled eggs. Scoop the yolk into a bowl. Add half a pound of bay shrimp (the tiny shrimp), a quarter cup mayonnaise, a spoonful of Dijon mustard and salt and pepper to taste. Mix it all together and scoop it back into the bowl-like eggs. Have salt, pepper, and paprika for individual additional seasoning.

National Egg Salad WeekIf that recipe is not making your mouth water, what about something slightly different? Try curried egg salad. This is very easy to make. You need to boil some eggs, then shell them and combine them with mayonnaise or sour cream. Add a pinch of curry powder and stir again. Taste and add more curry powder until you have a nice flavor. You can add some salt and black pepper too. This curried egg salad is great served between two thick slices of bread, and you can add some salad leaves too if you want. You can either chop the egg or slice it.

Other Egg Salad Additions

Try adding onions, pickle relish, cheese, cucumber, celery, mustard cress, bacon, capers, pickles, or any combination of these to your next egg salad recipe. Egg salad is great served with cold cuts like turkey, ham or chicken, and you can serve these together in a sandwich or on a plate as an appetizer or flavorful lunchtime snack, perhaps with some chopped avocado and tomato too to add some color and extra nutrients.

 


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Christine Szalay-Kudra


Hello and welcome to Amazing Salad Recipes. My name is Christine and I'm delighted you are visiting. I started this blog because salad is such an important dish. It can be a side dish or a whole meal, and there are so many type I love to prepare and serve to my family, helping them get all their nutrients as well as having something they can really enjoy.


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