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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Curried Egg Salad



Today's featured recipe....




and the day's distraction.

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...How many people are needed to take a good photograph of curried egg salad? Obviously, more than are in our home. We really did try, but this was the best of the worst photos. I just couldn't overcome the muddy cast the curry shed on the egg salad. The photo of our youngest grandsons, who will be visiting in August, is a ruse designed to draw your eye away from the delicious, but unphotogenic, sandwich filling. I've been experimenting with making my own curry powder since I learned we'd be traveling to India this fall. Once I had a powder Bob and I both liked, I needed to test it in recipes where it could be used. Egg salad was the simplest and most logical place to start. This salad is mildly spiced and has a really smooth and creamy texture that is pleasing to the tongue. That last is food gibberish that means it is pleasant and tastes good. It receives additional flavor from the juice and pulp of a small shredded onion, and it is delicious spread on a grainy bread. More finely chopped, it would also be perfect for crustless tea sandwiches. I like to make and refrigerate the salad about an hour before I plan to serve it. That gives the flavors an opportunity to blend while the salad chills. This is a very simple recipe that is dependent on the quality of the ingredients used to assemble it. I recommend the use of a mild curry powder and a good mayonnaise. When I don't make my own mayonnaise, I use the reduced fat brand that is sold at Trader Joe's. If you love egg salad as much as I do, I know you'll love this one. Here's the recipe.

Curried Egg Salad
...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Nancie McDermott

Ingredients:
8 hard-boiled eggs, finely chopped
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons mild curry powder
1/2 teaspoon granulated suga
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
3 drops hot pepper sauce (i.e. Tabasco)Tabasco sauce
1 small onion, grated to yield 2 tablespoons puree
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Directions:
Combine chopped eggs, mayonnaise, lemon juice, curry powder, sugar, mustard, salt, pepper. hot pepper sauce, onion puree and parsley in a large bowl. Mix well. Cover and chill until shortly before serving time. Yield: 8 sandwich size servings.

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80 comments :

Create. Snap. Eat. said...

Such an accessible recipe! And the photo works very well, Mary! Hum...do I have enough eggs in the fridge? ...you know about my late night munchies :-) And your grand babies are gorgeous.

Rue said...

Aww - super-cute grandsons!

I love curry and wouldn't have thought to put it in egg salad, but have to try this now!

Jeannie said...

Such cute boys! And the photo of the egg salad looks delicious!

Monet said...

Such precious boys...what a joy to see. And I love curry with eggs...this salad would be perfect on a hot summer day.

Angie's Recipes said...

oh two adorable boys!
Curry egg salad sandwich...sounds great to bring to a picnic!

Anna said...

Adorable boys, and the salad looks sooooo good.

James said...

Wow Mary, this looks delicious. I really love curried egg salad--had it once at a deli but never remembered to try recreating it myself.

Priya said...

Grand babies looks sooo cute...Salad looks fantastic..

~Dana said...

I am very excited to try this! Thank you!

jelena said...

Americans have a love affair with the egg salad...eggs are so unappreaciated and yet half of the recipes would fail without them...beautiful photo but even cuter grandson....

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Mary, you are very lucky, you have a super super cute grandsons..I am excited to try this recipe soon as this is something difference from the normal tuna, ham sandwich.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That egg salad looks really good to me. Diane

My Little Space said...

Firstly, I have to say this is my kind of burger. I am so loving it! And secondly, your grandchildren are sooooo adorable! They look more like their mom. What happen to the little brother's hand? (all wrapped up!) Oh Mary, how wonderful that they'll be spending their long holidays here with you. Bob & you must be very excited! Hope you're having a fabulous day.
Cheers, Kristy

Michael Toa said...

Mary, I think the picture looks delicious (the egg salad, not your grandsons. Your grandsons are cute). I had curried egg salad before and I think the combination is a winner. :)
Have a great day. Michael

My Little Space said...

Btw, all the best to your homemade curry powder. I think the original Indian curry isn't as spicy as the Asian recipes. They're always very flavourful and tasty...or should i say tongue friendly cuisine as well due to the spices! haha... Have a nice day.
Kristy

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like it's egg salad for lunch! Yummy!

Pam said...

I love egg salad, why do I only have it at Easter?!

Grandbabies - adorable!

Brenda said...

Egg salad is one of my favourite sandwich fillings and yours sounds so good. I love the addition of curry powder. And lucky you, visiting India this fall!!! I hope you'll share your experiences with all of us. Have a great day Mary!

pigpigscorner said...

It certainly looks good to me! A nice twist to plain egg mayo!

Ginny said...

I see that you have absolutly adorable grandchildren you are in love with just as we are with ours. What a precious picture! And your ruse woeked, they do look more delicious than the egg salad! How many grandchildren do you have? Well, about your picture. You just snap everything from the best angle and make it all look so mouth watering. It is true that the egg salad looks a bit muddy, but of course that's due to the curry powder, which I can already smell right now. Curry is not one of my favorite spices, but I actually think it sounds so good with this egg salad! I'm going to try it. We have a Trader Joes in a city about one hour away, and sometimes we go there to shop. So you think their low fat mayo is exemplary? Then I will get a jar and try it, we use a lot of mayo. Wow, India!! Will you be taking your computer? And how long will you be staying?

Sage said...

Love your granson's photo; adorable. I never would have thought of adding curry to an egg salad; sounds great and nyour picture really looks like curried egg salad; good stuff.
Rita

alwayswinner786 said...

Your grandsons are sooooooo cute! You are blessed Mary!

Perfect photo and simply yummy curry egg salad!

Allie and Pattie said...

Mary, those grandbabies of yours could distract anyone! Beautiful boys! I had to smile as Allie and I had the same problem with a curried dish that I ended up not posting yet- how does something that tastes so good look so bad in pictures?? :) This will be today's lunch
xoxo Pattie

What's next said...

The egg salad picture is great and looks delicious!
But the picture of the sweet boys is a nice treat! they are precious!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

You're right - who's looking at egg salad when those adorable little boys are there in the photo staring at you?
But truly, the egg salad looks delicious too.

PeggyR said...

Cute grandsons. I will make the egg salad for Norm, minus the bread and lettuce for right now.

Kat said...

The egg salad looks so good. And your grandsons are just adorable.

A Hopeful Heart said...

Ah, I love egg salad. And I LOVE curry. I will definitely be giving this recipe a try.

The grandsons are adorable!!!! Such little sweethearts.

Finally, I want to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such sweet comments. You have a ton of followers and alot of comments on every post, yet you make it a point to visit others' blogs. I really appreciate that, and, quite honestly, I think that's good hospitality.

Blessings to you,
Patti

Martha said...

Ah, curried egg salad -- what better sandwiches for tea (other than cucumber!) And such an economical lunch!

bellini valli said...

Travelling to India is a photographers dream with the myriad of colour at every step in their clothing, food and surroundings. I enjoyed the distraction of your 2 grandsons:D I'll bet grandma is one happy and contented woman.

Jenn said...

First, your grandsons... they are adorable!!
Second..maybe it's my computer, but the picture looks good to me, I would devour the sandwich right now! But I understand, sometimes as the blogger, we see our photos differently then others!
Third... YUM!!!! I love egg salad, I think I'll be making this over the weekend. Thank you :)

lostpastremembered said...

I love egg salad... this is such a great version!!!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

This sounds awesome!! The babies are gorgeous too! I think the photo turned out fine. I'm still trying to get the hang of photographing so compared to mine, this is brilliant! Thanks!

Ana Powell said...

Lovely kids, congratulations.
Delicious curried egg salad ♥

Sushma Mallya said...

Kids are so cute mary, really adorable...and curried egg salad looks so delicious too

Claudia said...

Some foods are just unphotogenic. I am going to try your trick of putting in adorable children instead! But in truth I must add - I do love a good curried egg salad and yours in no exception.

Katherine Aucoin said...

You say your photo is bad...how come my mouth is watering for this egg salad? Your adroable grandsons are indeed a distration but I'm still going to try making this salad!

Pondside said...

First of all - your grandsons are adorable!
Second - that's my favorite-in-the-whole-world sandwich filling. I only go to showers for the egg salad sandwiches - the best!
We grow our own curry plants here to deter animals. It's heavenly, on a hot summer day to smell the curry as one works in the garden.

Country Dreaming said...

Good Morning--Thanks again for stopping by.
Yesterday's salad sounds delish! Today's recipe would appeal to my husband more than me.
The kids are adorable.

See you soon.

Melinda

Jennifurla said...

Gorgeous kids! I love curry in my egg salad

Susi said...

Such cute boys! :o) The salad recipe sounds great. I love curry in my egg salad and will be trying your version the next time I make it!

StephenC said...

Wow, what a lot of followers! Maybe you could post your own curry powder recipe sometime? I'm probably too lazy to make it, but interested in what goes into it. I do need a curry fix soon.

Cathy said...

Your little guys are absolutely adorable, Mary. What a joy!

Egg salad is one of my favorite sandwich fillings and I love the suggestion to add curry to it. How exciting to be looking forward to a trip to India.

Pacheco Patty said...

I think the egg salad looks delicious but the boys are definitely cuter:-)

Chef Dennis said...

I think thats a very good image, you know the colour is from the curry, its crisp clear and that bread is gorgeous! And you have two beautiful grandchildren to take care of!

RamblingTart said...

Ohhh, your grandsons are GORGEOUS! Such marvelously kissable cheeks. :-) So glad you'll get to be with them soon, Mary. :-) I like this egg salad very much. Don't know why I've never put curry in my egg salad?!

From the Kitchen said...

Um, sorry, what is your post about today? I couldn't get past those adorable little boys!! Oh, yes, curried egg salad. It sounds delicious. I'm a fan of egg salad in any form. When I was teaching cooking classes, I had a wonderful Indian instructor. She taught us to prepare a lamb curry. The herbs and spices she used totaled 27 for the one dish. It was delicious.

Best,
Bonnie

Foodessa said...

Mary...ruse away...those kiddies are too adorable not to show off ;o)

About the photo...it's really all in your head...it's looks quite appetizing to me...especially since I don't remember the last time I had such a creative egg sandwich like this one.

Enjoy your day ;o)
Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Cheryl said...

That salad looks mouthwateringly good to me! The babies are adorable, you are very lucky!

Suman Singh said...

Thanku so much for this recipe Mary, I was in search of this recipe for a long time..bookmarking it and going to try the same soon..looks incredible...

Your grandson sons are so adorable..

Barbara said...

I thought the photo was darn good, Mary! It sure made me wish I was having that for lunch today! And isn't that the point?
Delicious recipe!

Your grandsons are adorable!

Katerina said...

You have such lovely grandsons and children bring always happiness when they are around us, only we are sometimes caught up with other less important things and we fail to see it. The recipe is so easy and tasty.

Susan C said...

I think that sandwich in the photo looks fabulous, but I still enjoyed the darling distraction of the grandsons.

Devaki said...

Hi Mary - You won't find 'curry powder' in Indian homes but when you do it is usually reserved for 'western' dishes - such as this lovely egg salad.

I do adore curry powder in an egg salad sandwich :) And yours is one excellent looking sandwich!

Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

First...what cute little ones! August can't come soon enough, right Grandma!

Your photo of the sandwich looks very appetizing! You're too hard on yourself! :) All your photos always look wonderful!

Carmen

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never had egg salad. But I'm sure I'd like it. I love curry chicken and tuna salad.

Chele said...

Ha ha! I don't think there is anything wrong with your photo ... but your grand son's are too cute to have the spot light taken away from them ;0)
My Gran used to make us egg salad just like this for all our family picnics.

foodcreate said...

Fabulous picture..Curried Egg Salad looks divine :))

Annie said...

Mary, the egg salad sandwich is one of my favorites and this one looks delicious. Your grandsons are so...cute!!!

Blessings

Eliana said...

What a delicious take on egg salad. This is one great lookin sandwich.

Adelina said...

I do not know much about food photography, but his one is great! I just go by feel when I take my shots, I take tons of them, and like you, select the best of the worst! (yours always look professional though, so I cannot compare) Excellent recipe with home made curry powder!And those cuties- what a distraction indeed!

Faith said...

The little ones are adorable! I think the sandwich looks absolutely delicious, I really love the addition of curry!

skoots1mom said...

thanks for the new egg salad reciope :)

scrambledhenfruit said...

Your grandchildren are adorable, Mary. The egg salad looks delicious too, whatever you might think of it!

Cristie said...

What a darling duo! Love a good egg salad, I'll give yours a try next time the need arises for a nice delicious sandwich comes up . . . like right now.

Mags said...

I've never had curry in egg salad, but I've been awfully daring lately with some of my spice combos, so I'm willing to give this a try!

Kim said...

The sandwich looks delicious and your grandchildren look adorable! They look like happy little guys:)
I like that there is some hot sauce in this egg salad, never thought of adding that before. Have a great night!

The Words Crafter said...

Mmmm, I love me some egg salad! I can't wait for my co-teacher to get back from vacay so we can try this together (I'm not the best yet at egg salad)...it looks like it beats plain ol' egg salad by a mile! YUM

The boys are completely adorable, I just want to squeeze their little cheeks, lol!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

so adorable grandsons mary..very sweet...
and thts a truly tempting dish dear....looks mindblowing n amazingly delicious.mmm...mmm

RV said...

I will love to make this scrumptious looking salad. Your grandsons are adorable and they do distract us from food.

Biren said...

I am sure the egg salad tasted fabulous even if you think the photo did not do it justice. Your grand kids are very, very photogenic :)

Kamalika said...

they look so cutee......and the dish looks perfect...

Kamalika said...

they look so cutee......and the dish looks perfect...

Brad said...

Cute kids, Mary. The egg salad looks outstanding. As usual, I'm hungry.

Brad

Little Inbox said...

The sandwich with curried egg salad looks so perfect.

penny aka jeroxie said...

Cute boys~~~ And awesome curried egg salad. What is wrong with the photo?

Keri said...

Ohh my.. This is working for me. It looks and sounds terrific.

Your blog is looking beautiful too.

keri

Debinhawaii said...

I think your photo looks great but curried egg or chicken salad is hard to make look as good as it tastes for sure. ;-)

Daniel - TheTeenCook said...

Looks great, something a little different but I love it!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I think the picture turned out rather nice to be honest!! Curry sounds like the perfect spice to incorporate into this :-)

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