Whether you’re a fan of Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip, this classic egg salad sandwich recipe suits both cravings. Quick, simple, and easy!
Simple Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe
Once upon a time, as in yesterday, there was a family divided. They made their choices, they took sides. Neither would budge to accommodate the other.
It was a battle of the egg salads. One recipe made with traditional deli-style mayonnaise. One recipe made with sweetened up, home school Miracle Whip.
My allegiance to Miracle Whip had remained steady throughout my youth, including my favorite after-school snacks of cheddar cheese topped Triscuits with a schmear of Miracle Whip. My favorite sandwich was egg salad, and Miracle Whip was my flavor enhancer of choice.
And then it happened. On a trip to New York City, I discovered the purity of mayonnaise. A corner deli egg salad sandwich made me convert. I had switched sides. I was now a mayo lover.
My family is still far from making the jump to the other side. I am outnumbered.
The end result? Each egg salad that is made in our house is made in two versions, one with a finely chopped hard-boiled egg that is barely moistened with the tang of mayo and a bit of mustard. The other delivers a more generous dollop of the far sweeter Miracle Whip mixed into heartier chunks of egg.
So which kind of lover are you? Miracle Whip or Mayonnaise?
Egg Salad Sandwich Ingredients
This classic egg salad recipe is as simple as it gets. Here’s what goes into my favorite egg salad sandwich:
- White bread
- Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
- Yellow mustard
- Kosher salt
How to Make Egg Salad Sandwiches
The key to making a simple egg salad sandwich truly phenomenal is to hard-boil the eggs just right. Place the eggs in a pot and cover them with water. Then, bring to a boil over high heat. Check out this post for the easiest way (and tips) to make perfect hard-boiled eggs every time.
Remove from heat, cover with id, and let sit for 10 minutes. Then, cool with cold water and ice cubes for 5 minutes. For best results, crack and peel eggs under cold running water. Et voila, you’ve made perfect hard-boiled eggs!
From there, it’s as easy as mashing together the remaining ingredients and dolloping them onto your bread of choice.
How Long Does Egg Salad Last?
This classic egg salad will last 3 to 5 days in the fridge. If any separation occurs, give it a good stir before assembling fresh sandwiches.
Can I Add Mix-Ins to Classic Egg Salad?
Go for it! Relish, crumbled bacon, a pinch of paprika — doctor up these simple egg salad sandwiches as you see fit.
Tips for the Best Egg Salad Sandwich
No matter which you prefer — classic mayo or sweet Miracle Whip — white bread is a must, lightly toasted with a swipe of butter. I find the ratio of two eggs to one scant tablespoon of mayonnaise and ½ teaspoon mustard plus a pinch of salt results in the finest combination.
If desired, you can amp up your simple egg salad with a sprinkling of fresh herbs. Or, try using a mixture of mustards to achieve a deeper flavor.
Note that egg salad is one of those dishes that gets better with age. It’s delish when enjoyed right away, but it’s even better after it’s had time to chill in the fridge for a few hours.
More Classic Salad Recipes to Master
- How to Make the BEST Potato Salad
- Classic Blue Cheese Wedge Salad
- Healthier Chicken Salad
- Caesar Salad with Garlic Croutons
- German Potato Salad
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Classic Egg Salad Sandwich
- 4 eggs
- 2 scant tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- kosher salt
- 4 slices white potato bread
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Place eggs in a medium saucepan, cover by with cold water by 1 inch or from your fingertip to first knuckle. Bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat, cover with id and let sit for 10 minutes. Cool with cold water and ice cubes for 5 minutes. Crack and peel eggs under cold running water. Set aside.
- In a bowl mash eggs finely. Add mayonnaise, mustard and salt and stir to combine.
- Toast bread, butter and top two slices with half of egg mixture. Top with remaining bread slices and serve.
More Easy Sandwich Recipes to Make
- Chicken Caprese Sandwich
- Pulled Chicken Sandwich with Creamy Ranch Sauce
- Healthier Fried Fish Sandwich
- My Favorite Reuben Sandwich
- Curried Egg Salad Sandwich
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