Saturday, April 4, 2015

Egg Salad with Bacon and Horseradish

One of my favorite Easter pastimes is coloring eggs, so over these last couple weeks with Easter coming we colored eggs three times. Yep, three times. Once with Grandma with color snaps, once with cousins with color snaps again (they're just so much fun!) and then once the traditional way with Cory's family.

That's a lot of eggs. 45 to be exact.

What were we going to do with all those eggs?! Jackson ate the first dozen for part of his breakfast and snacks. Then we dyed 18 more and then a few days later we had our annual family dye-o-rama party and I only had 15 eggs in the fridge so we dyed what we had.

I guess I could make egg salad with some of the eggs...who am I kidding? Of course I'm going to make egg salad! I make egg salad after dying eggs every year!! It's one of my favorite kinds of sandwiches! I feel like I forget about how delicious egg salad is until we dye eggs and have such a huge excess of hard boiled eggs in the fridge that I have to do something with them all.
I really should make egg salad more, since I love it so. But like I've said before, I'm kinda lazy (or a little forgetful) when it comes to some things.

 I (of course) made up my own tasty version of egg salad. It includes all the normal ingredients and then I added some of my favs: bacon (who doesn't love salty, smoky bacon??) and horseradish. We love tangy, spicy horseradish in our house. I think it's very underutilized in cooking and sandwich making. There are a lot of sauces out there with horseradish in them but in my humble opinion, not enough.

The bacon gives this egg salad just the right amount of smokiness to compliment the sharpness of the onions and the horseradish gives it just the right amount of zip. Mmm-mmm, I think I'll make myself a sandwich and eat it while I write this.

I didn't really have a recipe written down for my egg salad (I just kinda threw all the ingredients in the bowl and added more until it tasted just right) but for the sake of my blog I measured every ingredient out and finally wrote everything down in my recipe book from my Mom. Hopefully writing the recipe down will inspire me to make egg salad more...

Enough chit chat, here's what you've all been waiting for, my egg salad recipe:

Egg Salad with Bacon and Horseradish

  • 9 hard boiled eggs peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise 
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 2-3 pieces of crispy bacon crumbled or 2 tablespoons real bacon bits
  • salt and pepper to taste
The directions are pretty self explanatory: Combine all ingredients, but I'll show you all in pictures how I made it.
 Here's all the ingredients laid out. I did use bacon I had already cooked the night before since it tastes better than bacon bits, but I thought it would look weird to have a couple strips of bacon laying on the counter. Real bacon bits do work great in a pinch, but since I already had the bacon, it was going in there!
 Peel all nine eggs, chop and then put into a bowl.

 Next, chop your onion. I always chop the entire onion and put any leftovers into a Ziploc bag to go straight into the freezer for future recipes. It saves so much time!!

 Combine nine chopped eggs and 3/4 cup chopped onion. I like a lot of onions, Cory does not. I usually make him a separate bowl of egg salad but since I needed to measure everything out this time, he didn't get his almost onion free egg salad. He didn't seem to mind though. My plan seems to be working on training him to love onions as much as I do...
 I always stir the egg/onion mixture before putting the wet ingredients in.

 Measure out and stir in 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard and 1 tablespoon of horseradish.

 Lastly, crumble 2-3 pieces of crispy bacon or measure out 2 tablespoons of real bacon bits and stir into egg mixture. Salt and pepper to taste.

Now you can finally make an egg salad sandwich! I love egg salad on rye bread.

The bacon and horseradish give this egg salad such a unique and delicious flavor. But then again bacon makes everything better.


Enjoy-

Sherri

6 comments:

  1. Your recipe sounds great and just time to use up my Easter eggs. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This sounds like a yummy combination! Thanks for linking up at Bloggers Brags Weekly Pinterest Party this week. I'm pinning to our group board on Pinterest!

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  3. Oh. My. Goodness. What could be better with egg salad than bacon? I'm totally going to try this when I have to use up all those easter eggs this week!

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  4. Thanks ladies! Hope you all enjoy!! :)

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  5. What beautiful coloured eggs you made! I love egg sandwiches! Thanks for sharing On Monday Madness Link Party:)

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