Homemade Egg Salad Recipe

I love hard-cooked eggs.  I try to keep some on hand for adding to tossed salads or a quick breakfast.  One of my favorite sandwiches is a hard-cooked egg with bacon on toast and of course the right combination of condiments.  Anyway, today I thought I would make some egg salad.  I went with a chunky version, but you could easily mash this up or use a food processor to make everything smooth. This is a very creamy, wet version so just back off on the mayo and relish if you prefer it to be a bit thicker or add a few more eggs to the dressing listed below.

Homemade Egg Salad Recipe

  • 6 hard-cooked eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup pickle relish
  • 1 Tbs yellow prepared mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbs finely chopped celery if desired

I have seen several different ways to cook eggs.  I usually begin with submerging them in cool water to cover.  Over medium high heat bring to a light boil.  Reduce to a simmer and cook 15 minutes.  Immediately add cool water and drain; cover eggs with cool water, changing water as necessary until completely cool.  Refrigerate until ready to use.

To make the salad ~ Peel and chop hard-cooked eggs.  Add remaining ingredients and stir.

Chill until ready to serve.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly

American Style Macaroni Salad

Just a quick post today for a simple macaroni salad.  I think this would be considered american style macaroni salad.  It’s just a simple mayo, pickle relish, and mustard version.  You’ll notice I leave the eggs out until the very end.  I like to slice them and fold them in to keep the pieces large, but feel free to dice the eggs if you prefer.

American Style Macaroni Salad

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked macaroni
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup pickle relish
  • 1/8 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs ~ peeled and sliced

Cook macaroni according to package.  Drain, rinse and chill.  Mix remaining ingredients except eggs; add macaroni and stir well.  Check flavors; add more salt and pepper if desired.  Fold in hard-cooked eggs and serve.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly

Horseradish Tartar Sauce

Just a quick post today I’ve got a very busy day at work ahead and thought I would get my post up before the exhaustion hits me tonight! I mentioned this tartar sauce yesterday in my fish sandwich post.  I liked the little bit of a kick from the horseradish and the lime added just the right flavor.  I use a homemade pickle relish that we preserved last season but any sweet relish or your favorite kind will work great.  Try to work with flavors you like for the best results.  I sometimes add spices and herbs but I thought I would keep this simple today.

Horseradish Tartar Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbs horseradish
  • 2 Tbs pickle relish
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp lime
  • salt and pepper

Mix together all ingredients and chill until ready to serve.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly