I have never had an egg salad sandwich in my life. Seriously. Never! My mom made ham salad sandwiches often when we were kids (and they were so good) but egg salad sandwiches were just something she never made nor have I. That is until today. For some reason I've been wanting to try them so I found this recipe on All Recipes.com and tried it out. My preschooler LOVES hard boiled eggs and wanted to help me make this for lunch. He was such a great helper and removed all the shells from the eggs while I mixed the other ingredients together.
I have to be honest and say that I was a bit disappointed. I've never had an egg salad sandwich so I don't have anything to compare this recipe to but I was expecting it to have a stronger mustard taste. It calls for mustard powder but I couldn't taste it at all. Perhaps next time I should use regular yellow mustard...I don't know.
How about you guys? Are there any egg salad sandwich lovers out there? Anyone have a great recipe they can share with me so I can give it a second chance?
Egg Salad Sandwiches
8 hard-cooked eggs, diced
1 c. mayonnaise
1/4 c. dried onion flakes
1/2 t. salt
1 t. mustard powder
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. black pepper
1 t. dill weed
8 slices white bread (I used crescents)
In a bowl, gently mix the eggs, mayonnaise, onion flakes, salt, mustard powder, garlic powder, pepper, and dill. Cover, and refrigerate 8 hours, or overnight. To serve, spread equal amounts on 4 slices bread; top with remaining bread slices to make sandwiches.
Note: If using promptly, begin by placing onion flakes in a small bowl and adding 1/4 cup hot water. Let sit 10 minutes, or until soft. Drain and discard the water, then add the rest of the ingredients to the onion, blending well.