Friday, May 7, 2010

Deviled Egg Salad

6 eggs, hard boiled and shelled
2 1/2 tbls mayo
1 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp paprika
salt and pepper to taste

Put everything in a bowl and mix it with a fork until it's the consistency you like. Let it chill for at least 2-3 hours, overnight is best.

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We seem to have skipped the best part of spring here in Boston. We went straight from cold and rainy to hot and muggy. Now I actually like cold and rainy (call me nuts, you won't be the first), but hot and humid is something I just don't need, especially so early in the year.

See, once the temperature reaches a certain point then I start getting... irritable. It's not pretty. Local villagers hide in their closets, root cellars and whatnot once it hits about 80, terrified that I'll come to town looking for a sandwich so I don't have to turn on the stove, or worse, an ingredient for what I've finally decided to cook, which they surely don't have.

That's when I pop and go off on a rampage. I spend the afternoon stomping on cars, throwing trains into buildings, breathing atomic fire and separating plucky children from their loving (and most likely single parent) families, sending them off on madcap adventures which end with a minor tragedy, two people finding love and everyone learning a valuable lesson. Then they are all reunited in an excessively sentimental scene, possibly involving a giant lizard, where they all vow not to take each for granted and be good, good people. At least until the sequel.
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Sooo, that doesn't really happen. But it is true that when it's hot I don't want to cook, which is why I decided to make some egg salad the other day. I mentioned deviled egg salad back in the beginning of last year in a post about egg salad in general, but didn't really elaborate on it. And that recipe up top is the reason. There's not really much to it, although it is greater than the sum of it's parts. It's just my basic egg salad (which I finally took down measurements for) with paprika in it. As I mentioned before, I like my egg salad nice and simple (not to mention a bit light on the mayo). The only thing I would add to this is a little diced shallot, but alas I had none.

Oh and yes, those are potato chips on it. Potato chips are a good time on sandwiches, even if they don't subtract calories like lettuce does.

19 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

A yummy egg salad sandwich, great idea to include crunchy potato chips!

Pam said...

Your weather is just like Chicago's! You never know what it will be. Your egg salad looks great! It makes a perfect sandwich! Too bad I just had lunch!

Joanne said...

I would like to see these villagers of whom you speak :P

Yeah hot and muggy is NOT fun...don't miss that about Boston. It hasn't been too bad here...but I'm sure it will be.

Can you believe I've never had deviled eggs? What is wrong with me. Looks delicious.

. said...

it's not hot and muggy here yet. and we always get it first here on the cape (along with the stampede of tourists)
there was one day that was hot and humid last week.

Jenn said...

Yum!! There's been quite a bit of strange weather happening everywhere.

Awesome eggy sandwich. I'd have to top mine with a bunch of paprika. :)

Hungry Dog said...

Mmm, egg salad. I like egg salad even though I don't love eggs. So, I'm nuts too. Your sandwich looks awesome.

Danielle said...

I think you play too many video games! LMAO!! Man, I haven't had an egg salad sammy in ages. YUM

pigpigscorner said...

I love the idea of adding crunchy potato chips!

Goldie said...

Sounds perfect, Bob!!!

Sage Trifle said...

I like to add some sweet pickle relish to my egg salad--it's the Southerner in me. Also, I only consider the weather to be hot and muggy when it is 95 degrees and 100 percent humidity. As always, your photos are gorgeous!

tamilyn said...

Bob, you do have quite the imagination, eh? I love egg salad, however never tried them with chips......

Dani said...

mmmm this looks delicious

Lea Ann said...

I love egg salad sandwiches. You need to head to Denver. We're still dipping below freezing each night...I may never get to plant spring flowers.

Donna-FFW said...

I love the idea od a deviled egg sandwich, yum.. and potato chips included.. better. Nice crunch factor.

Stacey Snacks said...

Egg salad is probably my favorite lunch!
I made smoked salmon deviled eggs for mother's day today and posted them.

Love the mama kat with kitties!

Wandering Coyote said...

I love egg salad in almost any form...I have been craving it lately, actually, so this might spur me to get off my horse and actually do something about that. And chips on a sandwich - yes, good times indeed!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

Potato chips on sandwiches are the best. Doritos too. I detest summer. Love it when it's cool and rainy. Thunderstorms make my day. It turned cool again today - hope it did for you too.

grace said...

tater chips, eh? fabulous touch, and one that's totally new to me. in the past, egg salad isn't something that'd make me giddy, but your sandwich is just about to change all that!

Melanie said...

This is exactly how I eat my egg salad sandwich. You have validated my choice to top with chips : ) Yum!

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