I’m a hungry lady on a budget; I’m also pretty stressed and busy, which can interfere with eating well. I am, in fact, so stressed and busy today that I didn’t notice I put my underwear on inside-out this morning while getting ready at warp speed. That’s just fucking great. A good lunch (and rightly worn underwear) can totally make or break my day (consider this one mostly broken); I want something satisfying, non-coma-inducing, healthy, and cheap. When I don’t have time to make a big vat of something on the weekend, I turn to the amazing wonder that is egg salad.
For days (sometimes weeks…) like this, I keep a loaf of Dave’s Killer bread in the freezer at my office, because this bread is the shit and it happens to be made locally. Good bread is a pretty important part of making a tasty sandwich; I like mine to have some significant nutritional value, but not to taste too healthy, if you know what I mean.
Cooking hardboiled eggs is the only time I use the timer on my stove. In order to have a perfectly cooked yolk that isn’t too hard or dry you’ll want to boil the egg for six minutes. No more, no less. Because I was in a hurry this morning and didn’t set the timer, hard and dry is exactly what I ended up with, of course. After you boil the eggs (I usually use two), rinse them under cold water and peel them. Toss the eggs into a bowl and cut them up into small pieces of deliciousness.
Here’s where you can let your creativity go wild (yay!). Egg salad is awesome with so many different things that even if you eat it for a few days in a row, it won’t seem like it.
Things that are really, really good on this sandwich:
- Banana Peppers
- Jalapeno Peppers
- Brown mustard
- Roasted peppers
- (I could keep going)
With a good toasted bread, two hardboiled eggs, and any yummy other ingredient(s) you choose to add, you’ve got a fine and very inexpensive lunch on your plate.
So, dear readers, tell me your thoughts on egg salad. Love it? Hate it? If you love it, what do you love it with?