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Feb 10, 2011 05:38 PM

The "Donut Egg Salad Sandwich" ... the doppelgänger to the Donut Burger

Having made the Donut Burger (see here: I decided to embark on another culinary experiment.

Seeing that I had a fridge full of leftover deviled eggs from our Super Bowl get together, I decided to make an impromptu egg salad out of them.

Chopped up the deviled eggs, added a bit of Greek yogurt, dijon mustard and some chives and a good bit of lemon zest and juice. Then stuck it in the fridge for it to chill.

Now on to the donut. I took a glazed cake donut (it was actually a day-old one but who's counting), sliced it in half, put both halves in my panini press, just like I did with my Donut Burger. Then spooned a good heaping spoonful of egg salad on the grilled-pressed donut, and squirted a bit of Sriracha sauce and then topped it all off with the other half of the grilled-pressed donut.

And, voila, hence was the born the Donut Egg Salad Sandwich.

Amazing. Just amazing. Sweet, creamy, unctuous but not overpoweringly so, and crunchy with a nice bit of egg creamy "spicy kick".

How best to compare the experience? Sort of like eating a jelly donut filled with egg salad instead of jelly that's been run through the salamander a few times to give it a nice crispy crust.

So if you ever find yourself (1) with egg salad (2) some donuts (3) a panini press and (4) a healthy and intrepid appetite, I wholeheartedly dare you to try this for yourself.


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  1. I'm getting frightened about future ipsedixit posts! Donut lobster roll! Donut cheesesteak! Donut falafel!

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    1. You are now officially Homer Simpson's pinup.

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      1. re: poser

        I had to re-read your post, poser: I saw, "you are now officially Homer Simpson's pimp."
        I'm thinking about roast beef and swiss grilled on a donut now.
        Egg salad. ipsedixit, you are a wonder.

      2. Though I have a lifelong sweet tooth, I am thoroughly skeeved by the very idea of donuts instead of bread in a savory sandwich.

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        1. re: greygarious

          greygarious, I thought I was too. But as it turned out something synergystic happens with the burger thing.

          1. re: greygarious

            I too was a non-believer, greygarious, but I was foolish enough to try it once, and am convinced that there is a place for a sweet "bread" for sandwiches and burgers. Not always, or even regularly, but once every third blue moon, it ain't a bad thing.

          2. Is a BLT a natural progression w/ the salty sweet combo?

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            1. re: chowser

              I think I really have to stop.

              [cough, cough] I only did this sandwich because I had to find a way to repurpose leftover deviled eggs. [cough, cough]

            2. We did pulled pork sandwiches on Krispy Kremes at a 4th of July party I went to last summer. Those were amazing.

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              1. re: mollyomormon

                I ... must ... not ... try ... this ... please ... stop ... me ...