When our backyard chickens first began laying eggs, we were so excited. For those little creatures to produce an entire egg almost everyday was somewhat of a miracle. Every egg was tallied (and still is) and we joked about how our chickens, who were finally laying eggs, were laying golden eggs because if we calculated the cost of those eggs, each egg was worth a great deal. We baked, cooked, boiled, and hoarded our eggs.
Then, one day our friends called to ask if we wanted to split the cost of a large, fresh salmon with them. Why yes, we’d love to, and my husband went to pick up the prized dinner. When he returned home with the salmon, we all admired it and talked about how we’d cook it. Then I asked how much we owed our friends. That’s when he told me the news we couldn’t believe. He had agreed to trade 2 dozen of our chicken’s eggs for the salmon! GEEEH -say what?! Total free-lancing on the golden egg sharing decision making! We really let him have it.
Let this be a lesson: Trade not golden eggs unless discussion precedes.
The salmon was delicious. Our friends were paid off quickly so that we could go back to hoarding our golden eggs and my husband no longer free-lances on egg trades. Good man.
It’s better to let fresh eggs sit for a couple of weeks in the refrigerator before boiling them. They’re easier to peel if they’re not freshly-laid-eggs.
Dill relish and the combination of spices make this recipe not need additional salt. Try it without salt and pepper, first.
- 8 hard boiled eggs (Here's how to hard boil eggs)
- 1 Tablespoon onion, diced
- 2 cups celery, chopped
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup dill relish
- 1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ dry mustard
- ½ teaspoon white pepper
- In a large bowl, combine eggs, onion and celery.
- In a separate bowl, combine mayonnaise, relish, vinegar, cumin, dry mustard and white pepper.
- Stir dressing mixture until well combined.
- Pour dressing over egg mixture and stir until well combined.
- Serve on sliced whole wheat bread with lettuce, tomato and thinly sliced onion.
- A mixed green salad on the side is a lovely accompaniment. (I like Earthbound Farm's greens - if I haven't grown them myself. They're triple washed and ready to be dressed - or added to your sandwich.)
The combination of these spices is excellent in this recipe. You’ll be surprised how you won’t need to add salt or pepper. Make sure to use dill relish and not sweet relish.
What’s your favorite egg salad sandwich recipe?
Go Gingham related links:
How to hard boil eggs – no fail method, I promise!
Fall in love with backyard chickens – our girls are entertaining and give us eggs – they’re our pets with benefits.
Homemade brownies – made with eggs from our chickens!
Weekly meal plan