My grandmother made the best egg salad. I remember my father begging her (this was his mother-in-law) to make him some. And, of course she would.
I share this because egg salad seems to be all the rage these days. At least with my farmers market crew. And David seems to be carrying on my grandmother’s tradition of making exquisite egg salad that people beg for.
Ever since I started making homemade mayonnaise, David has been making egg salad. And I love it! Is it the spectacular mayo or just David’s knack for making something so simple taste so amazing? Or perhaps both? I am not sure.
I think I shared with you how I took a little leftover egg salad to the farmers market for a snack a few weeks ago. I made the mistake of letting a few of my fellow vendors taste it (using their organically grown cucumbers as a spoon) and they fell head over heels.
So much so that they begged David to make egg salad for me to bring to the Sunday market and share with them. Which he did.
They so loved David’s special (yet oh-so-simple) egg salad, using my homemade mayo, that Tom and Brandy of The Farm at Woodland Acres offered to provide two dozen eggs if he would make more egg salad and bring it to the market on Sunday so they could have a “thick sandwich.” I guess we didn’t make enough the first time?
So who are we to deny people the food they love?
David boiled and (peeled) nearly 2 dozen eggs to make egg salad and I made a double batch of mayo.
We brought the egg salad and bolillos (Mexican-style rolls). It was a gorgeous Sunday and perfect for an outdoor picnic.
Capelli, who makes the best soap ever (Soapzee’s), brought the chips (four bags of different flavored Dirty’s and the iced tea making this a real community potluck event. And there was even enough egg salad and bolillos to share with a few other vendors.
The joy everyone expressed (using hand signals, yells and praise) when eating and after eating their egg salad sammy was tremendous. If I had known just how easy it was to please these people, I would have done it a long time ago.
Now they are requesting we make this a standing monthly event which we probably will because they loved it so much and it was such fun. Because they are so addicted to David’s egg salad, we thought you, too, might want to partake in the experience.
All you need is a few farm fresh eggs, mayo (preferably homemade mayo), celery and salt and pepper. Make some for yourself and the familia to see what everyone’s raving about.
- 2 farm fresh eggs boiled and peeled
- 1/2 stalk celery diced
- 1/2 teaspoon cheap yellow mustard
- 1 tablespoon mayo
- Dash kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon flat-leaf Italian parsley finely chopped
Boil two eggs per person. Allow eggs to cool, get them cold and then peel them.
Chop eggs on a cutting board leaving some of the egg whites chunky. Place chopped eggs in a bowl large enough to mix everything together.
Use 1/2 a stalk of celery for every two eggs and chop into a semi-fine dice. Add chopped celery to the bowl.
Sprinkle kosher salt and a generous amount of fresh ground pepper onto the mixture. For every two eggs, add one squirt of cheap yellow mustard and a tablespoon of mayo.
Stir thoroughly with a fork. Using a fork is very important so as to mash the yolks sufficiently and create a creamy blend.
Adjust the salt and pepper and add additional mayo to achieve the consistency you desire.
Add a little fresh finely chopped parsley, stir to combine and chill for about 15 minutes in the fridge.
Serve on the best bread or roll of choice and enjoy.