I had never tried egg salad until this recipe and I’m not really sure why. It’s not that I was trying to avoid it, but I didn’t necessarily have a strong desire to try it either until I saw this recipe on Smitten Kitchen.
It intrigued me with the pickled celery and coarse dijon.
I’d been meaning to give it a try for awhile and finally made it happen.
While I can’t speak much about egg salad in general, as this was my first sampling, I can tell you THIS egg salad is phenomenal and completely addicting.
I know because I’m officially addicted to it.
You see… my
downward spiral into addiction went like this…
I made a batch for egg salad sandwiches for my lunches during the week.
I ate my sandwich at lunch the first day and fell head over heels.
Then I continued to crave it the rest of the afternoon and by the time I got home, had thoroughly convinced myself I needed a snack before dinner.
And that snack needed to be egg salad.
I didn’t want a full sandwich (since this was a “snack”) so I put it on crackers and proceeded to polish off nearly all of the rest!
The celery and dijon are a brilliant combination by Deb at Smitten Kitchen. The celery adds texture and acidity from the pickling process while the dijon gives the egg & mayo flavor some body.
Get the recipe here: Egg Salad with Pickled Celery & Coarse Dijon; Smitten Kitchen
Guess I will have to make another batch!