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 (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
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.