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4.27.2011

Ranched Up Egg Salad

Ok, if you have any hard boiled eggs left, it's time to use them up. And I want you to use them up making this new recipe for Ranched Up Egg Salad. Don't worry you don't need anything else other than a few basic dried herbs from your kitchen to make egg salad that's tasty enough for company and easy enough for kids to make.

Ranched Up Egg Salad

8 hard boiled eggs
1/3 cup real mayonnaise--use more or less mayonnaise to your liking
1 teaspoon of mustard
1 Tablespoon of dill weed
2 teaspoons of garlic powder
2 teaspoons of dried parsley
1 teaspoon of onion powder
salt and pepper as needed

peel and mash the hard boiled eggs
mix in the mayonnaise and the mustard
crush the dill weed and mix in
add the garlic powder, parsley and onion powder and mix well
taste for salt and pepper and add as needed
chill for at least an hour to allow the flavors to develop
serve open faced on good wheat bread toasted and cooled


I made these the other night for dinner and can I just say, big hit! I usually don't make egg salad because we have so many fresh eggs form our hens and they don't hard boil well. OK, that's not completely true, they hard boil just fine, they don't peel well when they are fresh eggs. We dyed some of our eggs for Easter this year and I didn't want them to go to waste and this recipe is the result. I do believe we'll be making this one again, perhaps with a bit of our own bacon crumbled in?


Peace and Love--

3 comments :

  1. Mmmm yum! I love this idea. While we didn't (shhh) dye eggs, I have plenty on hand always. I may have to try this, though leaving my eggs in larger chunks. I like my egg salad that way.

    And speaking of squeezable pouches your profile) - have you ever see the GoGo Squeeze applesauce? That's one of the rare exceptions I'll make!

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  2. The dill is where it's at! Dill and eggs go together like peaches 'n herb.

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  3. Such a yummy idea! If I boil eggs I buy from the store, the fresh ones KILL ME. Altho I've heard to let them age like a month and it's easier.

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