Ella’s Egg Salad

I have been slowly going through some old posts, and re-shooting the recipes.  Someday when I have even more down-time, I am going to start remaking some of these recipes, as they are favorites of ours.

Some of the most popular posts on Chez Us are the egg series we did back in 2009.  We wrote about how to make the “perfect” eggs, whether they are poached, scrambledsoft boiled or hard boiled.  In addition to serving them as a breakfast item, we took the technique into other recipes for different times of the day.

As we are working from home full-time now, I am on the look out for quick and easy lunch recipes.  I don’t have a lot of time, or maybe I just don’t want to devote that much time, for lunch, so the recipe has to be down right dirty.  A favorite of ours is Ella’s Egg Salad.

Here is the original write up:

“Hard boiled eggs are great for a light breakfast with a piece of toast and fruit.  It also makes for an easy take along snack, just toss it into a container and pop it in your bag. One of our favorite lunch time treats is Ella’s Egg Salad Sandwich.  Ella is only 5, almost 6, but she has been making egg salad for about 3 years and she really has perfected the recipe!  We like to serve it alone as is or on a baguette.”

I use to take care of Ella full-time and was always trying to come up with fun, easy and delicious meals we could make together.  Ella loved hard-boiled eggs just sliced with a sprinkle of salt, so one day, we took it to another level.  I gently guided her;  but, she did all of the creating herself.  I remember her sitting on the kitchen counter cutting the eggs with a little plastic knife, she was so adorable.  Then we would measure each of the ingredients into the bowl.  She would stir and stir, and taste and taste, before the eggy mixture was perfect.  It was so much fun.  And … she created this delicious lunch time treat.







  1. This sounds absolutely delightful! Great recipe :)

  2. Denise,
    Thank you for putting my recipe on your blog. I like all the nice things you said about me. I was even younger than Maggie when you posted that blog!

  3. Next week I work from home all week, and egg salad will definitely be on the docket, thank you!

    It’s one of those things that I’m always craving, and yet rarely do I actually make – but I have some fresh mayo in the fridge, which is crying out to be used in this.

    {Also, love that Ella posted a comment!}

  4. Sam, cannot wait to hear what you think of Ella’s great recipe. I like to hard-boil a few eggs, and keep in the fridge for snacks and for this recipe. It is really creamy, and delicious. I love the fresh chives and dill, as it makes it even more refreshing. Can a sandwich be fretting.

  5. Ella, Thank you for teaching me how to make a great egg salad. You know, I never really liked egg salad, until we made it together. Now, I love it. Maybe I love it even more because of the great memories I have of us making it together. Since this is your recipe, you can answer everyone’s comments. If, you’d like.

  6. Katrina, it is delightful. I love how easy this recipe is and how delicious. Be sure to let us know what you think of the recipe when you get a chance to make it.

  7. I too work from home and have similar lunches. A simple salad and great pictures!

  8. LP @dishclips says:

    Easy to make and with ingredients that are usually already in the fridge. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Rita Ann Williamson says:

    Ella thank you for the recipe. This is a really good one.

  10. Thanks for this. Really easy to make! Will be trying out this recipe once I get home from work.


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