The "Donut Egg Salad Sandwich" ... the doppelgänger to the Donut Burger
- ipsedixit Feb 10, 2011 05:38 PM
Having made the Donut Burger (see here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7651...) 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.