Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Out-of-the-Doghouse Egg Salad @LucyBurdette #recipe

Tonka is worried

LUCY BURDETTE: Ruh-oh, your husband invited company for lunch but there's not a cold cut or a can of tuna to be had in the fridge or the larder. He's in the dog house for sure...

Not to worry--yummy egg salad to the rescue! (This recipe makes 3-4 sandwiches, depending on how high you heap the filling.)



4 hard-boiled eggs
8-10 stuffed olives
1 heaping tablespoon fresh dill
1 heaping tablespoon mayonnaise

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Bring water with eggs to boil, turn this down to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Cool the eggs in the same pan.

Meanwhile, slice the olives, and snip the dill.

 Peel and halve the eggs and place them in a bowl with the olives and dill.

Mash with a pastry cutter until you like the texture.

Mix in mayo and mustard, add a couple twists of fresh black pepper. Serve on toast with a little salad or some fruit on the side for garnish.

Voila! Everybody's happy and it even looks like you were expecting them:).

 And John's out of the dog house--phew!


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  1. What a relief! I was afraid Tonka was in the doghouse from stealing the food.
    There is something so satisfying about a good egg salad sandwich.

    1. Oh no Libby, Tonka's never stolen anything. Unless you count the cheese ball that we stupidly left at dog-eye level on the coffee table when we went in to dinner:)

  2. You are a good wife! Poor Tonka. I would have been worried, too. Honestly, I have never had an egg salad sandwich. I think it might be time to try one!

    1. Wow, never tried egg salad? As Libby said, they are very satisfying, especially with a few zippy ingredients. And on toast:) With pickles...

  3. I love egg salad. Sometimes I skip the bread and eat it as a side with another dish.

  4. Cute post. I love egg salad. Never added olives to the mix. Nice.

    Daryl / Avery

  5. Echoing Daryl/Avery on the olives! Marc and I make egg salad at least once a week and we never added olives, a must-try now. Love, love, love Tonka! (Ruh-oh! :)) That pic is adorable. ~ Cleo

  6. The entire post is delicious. I am an egg salad junkie. Never thought about olives though. That's just changed.

    Thanks, Roberta/Lucy and Tonka.



  7. My mother-in-law made egg salad; first I'd ever eaten. Hers was so good, and mine was never quite as tasty. It's been a long time since I've made egg salad. Think that's going to be remedied soon -- and I'll add olives. Thanks.