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Simple Chopped Egg Salad Recipe

Egg salad is usually served in sandwiches for lunch and is a very affordable one at that. Eggs are a great source of protein and are easy to prepare and although usually made into sandwiches there is no reason you cannot use them in appetizers. We all love deviled eggs but they can be quite a bit of work for how fast they always seem to go. Why not capitalize on this popular appetizer and streamline the production part of the job. Look at it like a factory efficiency move and your production time is being trimmed.

Normally this would mean increased profits but in our case it means less time in the kitchen and more time with guest. This appetizer can be made before the guest even show up so it makes a great make ahead appetizer and is much easier than its cousin the deviled egg, but still delivers the same great taste in fact it may even be better as you get the buttery richness of the crackers with each bit. The cracker serves as the delivery vehicle in this case and adds both texture and flavor to the egg salad.

The beginnings of the sandwich itself are credited to the Earl of Sandwich as for egg salad no one is quite sure where it comes from. Many speculate that it was a spinoff of deviled eggs and it was adapted from this into a sandwich form. The egg salad sandwich became popular for a few reasons one the ease of preparation, the high protein count and the shear economics of it. As a lunch item it makes it affordable for working class people trying to stretch their food budgets. One dietary benefit to eating eggs is they help you go longer between meals as the eggs leave you feeling full longer. Whether you chose egg salad for the health, or for the budget the bottom-line is it just taste good and that is the most important reason to make a food item.

Rustic Egg Salad Appetizer
Summary: These little egg salad appetizers are great tasting and simple to make. They have a lot of flavor in a bit size appetizer that you can make ahead of time.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 12
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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For the Salad:
  • 6 eggs, hardboiled and chopped roughly
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise (Hellman’s works well)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
To Serve:
  • Ritz crackers or similar
  • Fresh dill sprigs (for garnish)
  • Baking soda
To Make the Salad:
  1. Start by placing the eggs in an empty sauce pan
  2. Add cold water to this add about a tablespoon of baking soda, place on burner and bring to a gentle boil once water begins to boil set the timer for 12 minutes!
  3. When timer goes off remove the eggs from the heat and poor cold water over them until they cool do not remove from pan while doing this
  4. When eggs are cold remove them from the water and gentle crack and peel them, when done rinse under cold water and let them dry a bit (you can use a paper towel or place them in a calendar)
  5. Take the eggs and roughly chop them into about ¼ inch pieces
  6. In a bowl mix all the other ingredients with a fork until well blended
  7. Gently stir in the chopped eggs until they are completely covered, adjust mayonnaise as necessary you want these slightly to the dryer side
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste
To Assemble the Appetizers:
  1. Take a teaspoon (kitchen type not the measuring one) and spoon out portions to individual crackers
  2. Top this with a small sprig of dill
  3. Place on a platter or serving tray and gentle cover with plastic wrap, chill until serving
  1. You can add any of the following to this recipe
  2. Quarter inch strips of cooked bacon
  3. Finely chopped celery
  4. Finely chopped peeled carrot

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This appetizer is a play on the deviled egg appetizers that are so popular with party goers. The nice thing is though they are much easier to make and also will not cost you a lot. You may even have most of the ingredients on hand so you could make them up for a snack for the kids to enjoy after school. The truth is once you try these you may just decide to forget deviled eggs altogether and substitute this recipe and save yourself the extra work. After all the work for a party shouldn’t take and consume all your free time like anyone has any of that these days.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

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