There is no sandwich more pure than a simple egg salad. The only thing that could make this sandwich better is fresh home grown eggs.
And that’s exactly what I used!
My daughter and son love to check for eggs every morning. It’s become a morning routine and finding the eggs in the chicken coop’s nesting boxes never gets old.
Here is Ribbon, our Rhode Island Red chicken and she belongs to my daughter. My son’s is the Ameraucana and her name is Chocolate. Ribbon lays the brown eggs and Chocolate lays green eggs.
Here’s what they looked like when we first brought them home. Aren’t they the cutest things you’ve ever seen?
We’re able to get about a dozen eggs a week from our chickens. They’re such hard workers aren’t they? I love pets that earn their keep!
I learned about the difficulty of peeling fresh boiled eggs the hard way. With eggs that are just a day or two old, the membrane beneath the shell sticks tightly to the shell making peeling the egg almost impossible. But, I must say it was totally worth the trouble. I’m glad I boiled extra eggs because I did lose a lot of egg during the peeling process.
This had the be the most heavenly egg salad sandwich I’ve ever eaten. I made it really simple so I could taste the purity of the fresh eggs. I only used mayo, mustard, and dill, and salt and pepper of course.
Fresh Egg Salad Sandwich
2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
1-2 Tbsp mayonnaise (to taste)
1 tsp dijon mustard
½ tsp dried dill
Salt and pepper (to taste)
2 slices wheat bread
To make hard boiled eggs, place a few eggs in a saucepan and add enough water to cover the eggs. Cover the pan and bring the water to a boil. As soon as the water begins to boil, remove the pan from heat and let it sit, covered, for 12 minutes. Drain the water from the pan, add cold water to cool the eggs, let sit a couple minutes longer.
Mash up the chopped egg a bit with a fork. Mix together the chopped hard-boiled egg, mayonnaise, and dill. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Mix with a spoon.
Spread the egg mixture on top of one slice of bread, put another slice of bread on top.