Egg Salad

Egg Salad


  • 2 Hard Boiled Eggs (1)
  • 1 tbsp Mayo
  • 1 tsp Yellow Mustard
  • 1 tsp chopped Celery (2)
  • Paprika


  1. Fill a pot of water with an inch of water. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add a metal steamer basket and your eggs, cover, and drop heat to medium. (3)
  3. Cook eggs for 10 minutes, then remove into a bowl with ice and water.
  4. Let chill for 5-10 minutes, then peel the eggs. (4)
  5. Separate yolks from the whites. Chop the whites to desired thickness, and chop the celery into small pieces.
  6. In a bowl, smash the egg yolks with the back of a spoon. Add the mayo, mustard, salt, and pepper. Mix to combine.
  7. Add the chopped egg whites and celery and mix. Taste for flavor, if you need to add a little more salt and pepper now is the time.
  8. Serve on a piece of toast as an open faced sandwich with a sprinkle of paprika.


I made mine at home and use Kenji Lopez-Alt’s recipe. Here’s his quick video to show you how to whip it up:


  1. My eggs were closer to medium than hard boiled. It left for a yolk that was a little creamy, but not runny. You can cook your eggs to a full hard boil if you’d like.
  2. I like my celery chopped very small here. I like the crunch but don’t want big pieces.
  3. I prefer to steam my eggs, I’ve found it the most reliable way to cook them. If you don’t have a steamer basket you can cook them the traditional way.
  4. Peeling the eggs under a light stream of water from the sink has been the easiest way for me. It easily washes away the little shell bits, and also seems to help the peeling process.

© 2020 Mitchell Schwartz

Share this:


5 Responses

  1. Wendy Erickson says:

    Making this today. Never occurred to me to separate yolks from whites and mix. Thanks for the recipe Mitch. Learning so much from you!!!!!!

  2. Elena Wells says:

    Thanks for reminding us of how simple and nutritious an egg salad sandwich is. Never even thought of using a steamer basket. I’ve learned a lot about cooking eggs from you, Mitch. And ribs. And brisket. And salads. ????

  3. Shawn says:

    #71- this is an amazing side dish. We have had it at least three times, since you shared it. We love it and for O-Lineman, it has replaced potato salad for me when it’s time for BBQ.

    The wife, pretty much keeps it in hand now.

    Thank you CHAMP!!

  4. My spouse and I absolutely love your blog and find many
    of your post’s to be what precisely I’m looking for.
    Does one offer guest writers to write content to suit your needs?
    I wouldn’t mind producing a post or elaborating on a few of the subjects you write regarding
    here. Again, awesome web log!

Comments are closed.