Scandinavian Egg Salad

15 May

The simplest egg salad made with fresh eggs, crisp celery, a good mayonnaise, and quality mustard is hard to beat.   But hard-boiled eggs and mayonnaise are a fine vehicle for a host of other ingredients and seasonings.

All of us at The Hungry Wife had a great time tinkering with this perennial favorite.  The simplest egg salad made with fresh eggs, crisp celery, a good mayonnaise, and quality mustard is hard to beat.  But hard-boiled eggs and mayonnaise are a fine vehicle for a host of other ingredients and seasonings.

Here is an egg salad that can be eaten as a sandwich, spread, or canapes, or stuffed into ripe juicy tomatoes shells, crisp cucumber shells, or bell pepper halves.

Serve Scandinavian Egg Salad as a sandwich between slices of whole wheat bread, baguette, or a coarse country-style bread with tender leaf lettuce and sliced tomato.  As an appetizer, serve with sesame crackers, pita, or rye crackers.

Reduce the fat content of Scandinavian Egg Salad by discarding the cooked yolks of five of the eggs.  If you don’t have a 2-quart saucepan, a larger one is okay – just use enough water to immerse the eggs completely.


9 Responses to “Scandinavian Egg Salad”

  1. Curly May 15, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

    Excellent recipe. It’s a good idea to remove the yolks to reduce the fat content but in doing so, you reduce the protein content.

    • Brooke Crigger May 15, 2010 at 9:55 pm #

      I love finding new ways to make classic foods. It is true that you lose some protein when you remove the yolks, but I guess if your concerned about reducing the fat content maybe not as worried about losing some protein. As is, per 3.5 ounce serving of this egg salad has 164 calories, 10.2 g protein, 11.6g fat, 4.2g carbohydrates, 3g saturated fatty acids, 336.3mg cholesterol, 304.6 mg sodium, and .3g total dietary fiber.

  2. Warren May 15, 2010 at 10:39 pm #

    Is this the Curly I know? Hope all is well with you man!

  3. Kaitlyn Rogers June 10, 2010 at 2:27 pm #

    My favorite kind of Salad is none other Potato Salad. it really taste yummy.”-:

  4. Joseph White July 28, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    whenever my sister makes potato salad, i always eat them in less than a minute or so he he. i just love all sorts of salad. “:;

  5. Christopher Mills September 14, 2010 at 12:02 pm #

    i like potato salad and also mixed fruit salads. they are tasty and so yummy”-‘

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