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Jul 14, 2014 06:23 PM

Egg salad: how many eggs per sandwich?

One seems kinda skimpy. I suppose it depends how much filler is added.

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  1. Filler matters, as does the size of the bread used, and most importantly, your appetite. :)

    My rule of thumb is 1.5 eggs per sandwich. I rarely hard-cook less than 3 eggs, anyhow.

    1. I use no filler (eggs, mayo, a dot of mustard, s&p) and we have REALLY big bread so almost two per sandwich. But, when I take a bite, I want some to 'goosh' out the opposite side which I then lick off.

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      1. Since there really isn't anything in my egg salad but eggs, mayo and relish, 2 eggs for this girl.

        1. As much as you can get on two big slices of rye with crisp lettuce and fresh tomato slices and ground pepper - and a You Bet chocolate egg cream. Don't forget the Utz chips. That's egg salad.

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            1. re: c oliver

              Tomato is anathema to those who worship at the Church of Egg Salad. There are still those who speak of the time of the Great Lettuce Schism with melancholy sighs.

              1. re: mcsheridan

                OK...Mea culpa on the blasphemy and impetus for schism. Let me eggsplain:
                After banishment by Pope Humpty II, I took solace in "Degustibus non est disputandum" and moved to Orleans and did it my way. Still crazy after all these years.

                However, I withheld confession of my deep penchant for whole wheat bread heaped with egg salad, a mound of crisp water cress and microtome-sliced red onion as this surely would have been grounds for eggscommunication from CHOWHoundia.

                1. re: mcsheridan

                  lettuce and tomato on egg salad sandwich? heresy! ;-). i mean, m-a-y-b-e i can imagine some crunchy iceberg...but just if i squint my eyes.

                  1. re: alkapal

                    Oh, you should try it once alkapal, it is great and gives one the impression that they're not just eating a bunch of mayo and eggs!

                    1. re: rudeboy

                      what, something wrong with just a bunch of mayo and eggs? LOL

                      ok, i'll try it!

                    2. re: alkapal

                      I love tomatoes, but never on egg salad. If I have it, a few carefully trimmed (no spine) Romaine leaves, but (here comes the possible heresy) I mix the mayo half and half with Miracle Whip. Hey, it is salad dressing!

                      1. re: grampart

                        i am not a miracle whip hater. growing up, my then-married sister made a chopped iceberg and tomato salad (good florida produce) with it, and i love it to this day.

              2. On a side note, I like to make devilled eggs and then chop them up for egg salad sandwiches.

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                1. re: sandylc

                  On purpose? Or are you saying you sometimes have that great rarity, Leftover Deviled Eggs?

                  1. re: mcsheridan

                    I like devilled eggs better than egg salad sandwiches; hubby loves egg salad sandwiches - some for me, some for him!

                    1. re: mcsheridan

                      yes, i've never heard of "leftover" deviled eggs either. i don't believe they exist. i put them in the realm of bigfoot and the chupacabra.

                      1. re: alkapal

                        Never seen it in my lifetime. I think that I'll have a better chance of seeing a chupacabra.

                    2. re: sandylc

                      Depending on "bread" (slices or a roll), I would just smoosh a few deviled eggs in between bread and go from there.

                          1. re: c oliver

                            Uh, or freshly made, some for me to eat, and some for hubby's sandwich - ?