Thursday, June 25, 2009

Egg Salad Sandwich

I woke up yesterday to see a big bag of amazingly fresh looking challah buns! I wish I knew who invented the challah bun, because honestly, whoever did is my hero! They have so much flavour with a touch of sweetness, and when they are fresh, they are out of this world delicious! One of the best things to make on a challah bun, in my opinion at least, is an egg salad sandwich. Challah is a type of egg bread, so naturally, I think that egg salad and challah buns go hand in hand. I know a lot of people who just make their egg salad sandwich with mayonnaise, mustard, and salt and pepper, but that just doesn't do it for me. I like to brighten up the creaminess of the egg with the bold flavour of fresh herbs, and add a touch of spice with paprika.
Tip: When putting the egg salad on your bun or bread, add a big scoop to the middle of your bread leaving the sides free from salad. When you add the top piece of bread and cut it or bite in, the salad will naturally spread out, making less of a mess.
Tip: To add more texture to your egg salad, add chopped celery.
Note: I am a big believer in fresh and natural ingredients, so I usually prefer to use Hellmann's mayonnaise rather than Miracle Whip, but in sandwiches I do like the zesty flavour that Miracle Whip has. You may use whichever you prefer.

2 hard boiled eggs
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2-3 tbsp mustard
1 tsp paprika
1 tbsp green onions (scallions or chives)
1 tbsp fresh dill
salt and pepper
pieces of lettuce

1. Using a fork, break up eggs to reach desired consistency.

2. Add in mayonnaise and mustard and stir to combine. Add the rest of the ingredients (minus the lettuce) and once again stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Place one large scoop of salad in middle of bread or bun and top with lettuce pieces and other half of bun or bread (see above for tip).


the ungourmet said...

Egg Salad is one of my absolute favorite sandwich fillings! I bet it was so scrumptious on the Challah bread!

DaisyChain said...

So simple but that looks AMAZING

apparentlyjessy said...

I am not a fan of egg's sadly, or more correctly they are not a fan of me! I love the look of the buns though, they look delicious!