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Egg Salad BLT


Everyone has their own hangover cure — and usually, eggs are the popular choice.  Apparently, there is a scientific reason behind this: egg yolks contain a large amount of cysteine, which breaks down acetaldehyde, one of the culprits behind a hangover.  But enough of a nerdy babble talk, eggs are awesome.  However, fried eggs tend to make me feel more nauseated with all the oil, so I started opting for hard-boiled eggs.  Eventually, that evolved into egg salad sandwiches which I started pairing with tomato and bacon to create my ultimate hangover breakfast: Egg Salad BLT!

After years of ordering from my local deli, I started making my own Egg Salad BLT sandwiches at home… and under less… inebriated circumstances.  My recipe for egg salad is listed below.  I usually toast some baguette slices and place a slice of tomato, lettuce, bacon, and a dollop of egg salad on top for a “fancy” open-faced version of my Egg Salad BLT.  I hope it brings you as much happiness and soberness as it has to me!

Egg Salad

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs, hard boiled and chopped
  • 1/4 C green onion (Optional: I also used celery), minced
  • 1/4 C mayonnaise
  • 1/2 T lemon juice (or half a lemon juiced)
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to hard boil eggs:

In a small pot, place eggs in a single layer and cover with cold water until covered by an inch.  Bring to a boil and then turn off the heat.  Cover and let sit on the burner for 10-15 minutes.  Remove the eggs, and place in cold water until cool.

To check if an egg is fully hard-boiled without cracking it open, try spinning it on the counter top.  If it flops over right away, the egg is not fully cooked.  If the egg continues spinning, that means the egg is fully cooked and thus the weight is distributed evenly throughout the egg.

Directions:

Mince the green onions and celery.

Peel and chopped the hard boiled eggs.

In a medium bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, green onions, eggs, and paprika.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Try serving with a slice of tomato, lettuce, and bacon on top of toasted bread — BLT style!

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