Monday, July 8, 2013

Egg Salad Sandwiches

My favorite scene in Lilo & Stick is where Lilo declares that it is "sandwich day".  We've watched that so many times, we have the whole scene memorized.  In the movie, Thursday is sandwich day.  Around our house? Everyday is sandwich day. 
We eat a lot of sandwiches.
I make 2 sandwiches every morning for my husband for lunch to eat at work. I've asked him if he wants a salad, a wrap or something hot to microwave.  Nope, he's good with sandwiches.
I do like to try to mix it up for him a bit. So about once a week I've been making egg salad. I make it different ways but I think that this is his favorite though.
But of course there is the dilemma over Miracle Whip over Mayonnaise. He swears by Miracle Whip but I am a mayo chick all the way.  He eats way more of it than I do so he usually wins. 
How do you like your egg salad?

Egg Salad Sandwiches

6 large eggs, hard boiled, cooled and chopped
1/4 cup celery, chopped finely
1/4 cup red pepper, chopped finely
3 tbsp. mayo (or miracle whip if you must)
1/4 tsp. celery salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
Dash or two of paprika
Bread, optional

Mix the eggs, celery, red pepper and mayo together.  Add the celery salt, pepper and paprika.  Taste and adjust seasoning.  Make sandwiches with lettuce and enjoy.

Optional mix ins: Chives, sliced green onions, tomato, or cucumber. I've done all of these at different times and they are all good.


  1. We are a sandwich family too. I do enjoy egg salad sandwiches with a bit of mustard and real mayonnaise.


  2. Sounds good with red peppers added. I make mine with cream cheese - garlic & onion salt - it lasts up to a week, and is oh so tasty.

  3. My husband LOVES egg salad, but since I don't, I hardly make it for him - much like tuna salad!!

    I don't like mayo or Miracle Whip, so I have made egg salad, with the tiniest of mayo and I actually liked it!

    So glad you are doing the diet bet!! We'll rock these next 30 days!!

  4. Miracle Whip all the way! I love the "zip." :) I have egg salad on this week's menu but it isn't as healthy. I usually make mine with veggies too but I wanted to try a new recipe from a friend.

  5. P.S. Sandwiches are the best food in the WORRRRLD!