Egg Salad

Easter Eggs

Do you hard-boil your Easter Eggs? At my house we always blew ours out, so we could make the eggs into matzobrei, and keep the eggs forever (or until we smashed them). But if you hard-boil at your house, well, that’s what egg salad sandwiches are for. You can also use the eggs to make chopped chicken liver.

How to make egg salad:

Start by making two hard boiled eggs (or make some extras and eat them another day) (or use your Easter Eggs!). While the eggs are cooking, chop a stalk of celery and a quarter of an onion in a wooden bowl, using a curved chopper. When the eggs are done, peel them and add them to the vegetables and chop them too. Add a spoonful of mayonnaise or hollandaise sauce, a half a spoonful of mustard, and salt and pepper to taste. Mash together with a fork and eat immediately, or chill and then eat.

Serve egg salad with crackers or on bread as a sandwich, or on a bed of lettuce.

Will egg salad keep?

Egg salad will keep for a day or two, but then you’d better eat it.

Published by Karen Carr

Dr. Karen Carr is Associate Professor Emerita, Department of History, Portland State University. She holds a doctorate in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. Follow her on Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook, or buy her book, Vandals to Visigoths.

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