Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Which came first -- the egg or the salad?

As we always do on Good Friday, we dye Easter eggs. The quantity that we dye now is far less than when Daughter Sarah was at home. There has to be a dozen for the French wire egg rack on the table and a dozen to be made into deviled eggs and egg salad. Alas, those in the egg rack stay in the egg rack -- they're not hidden outside -- anymore!
And on Easter night or Easter Monday lunch, the eggs are metamorphosised into -----

egg salad!!!

A traditional egg salad, served the "lunch counter" way. On toasted homemade whole wheat bread, with a leaf of lettuce, then sliced on the diagonal.

It's not only Easter Monday lunch, it's the post Easter week lunch as long as the eggs hold up.

Our egg salad is simple and traditional:

Half the eggs and mash the yolks, chop the whites fairly fine. Add finely minced celery. Then a big dollop of mayonnaise and a bit of Dijon (not salad -- Dijon) mustard. Salt and pepper to taste. Quantities of all depend upon how many eggs you use.

We like our egg salad freshly made and so, for each lunch, we make a new batch.

It's Monday, and it's time for Met Monday at Susan's at Between Naps on the Porch. Please join her and see what everyone else is doing this Monday!

20 comments:

Allison Shops said...

LOL Great transformation...but now I'm hungry!

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Pondside said...

Mmmmmmmm I'm a sandwich lover. Wedding showers, church teas or anywhere that someone is likely to have made homemade egg-salad sandwiches - love them all.
Your egg holder is very sweet - I think I'll have to look for one like it.

Shelia said...

I love egg salad! My tiny mouth is watering now! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Love the egg salad. My husband and I love egg salad. We also have lots of chickens so we get lots of eggs and when we have too many we make it...with sweet pickles and mayonaisse. He insists on the sweet pickles diced real fine and a little pickle juice too. How funny...
Enjoyed looking at your blog! Hope your Easter was wonderful!
Blessings,
Debbie@Ribbonwood

Tina said...

I haven't made egg salad in so long, thanks for the reminder. I think I'll make some tomorrow...

Allie and Pattie said...

That's exactly what we're having today too! Hope you had a wonderful weekend Martha
xoxo Pattie

bj said...

Love that wire egg holder!! Your colored eggs look so pretty in it.

I roasted veggies to go with our Easter lunch and the asparagus was perfect. I did it like you told me to and everyone really liked it. Thanks, dear heart...
xo bj

Gray said...

Since you were talking about Egg salad, I just had to post my Easter Egg Salad story. Yesterday, my mom was preparing deviled eggs. She had it all set up amongst the hussle and bustle of 30+ people getting out of their Easter frock and into "play clothes". She was going crazy because she had misplaced her egg whites, where she was going to put the "deviling". Then...she found them. She had chopped them with the yellows. So, we had egg salad instead...it was yummy!

From the Kitchen said...

Oh yes, one must always have enough eggs for egg salad!! Lunch counter style? I remember sitting at the counter at Woolworth's with my mother and grandmother thinking that I couldn't wait for my feet to touch the floor like theirs. I always had egg salad on toast, a few chips and-joy of joys--a coke! Alas, those lunch counters closed before my legs grew long enough for my feet to touch the floor!! Thanks for the memories!

Best,
Bonnie

niartist said...

I have to tell you Martha, I'm not an egg salad fan. Not sure why, but I never got a taste for it - even though if I tasted the eggsalad from Linderhof, chances are I'd change my mind! LOL! Those eggs are so beautiful! Mine never turn out that vibrant. I hope you had a lovely Easter. I was knee deep in a project. Thanks for coming by to check that out - check in tomorrow for the full picture. :)

shannon i olson said...

That sandwich looks great, I always forget how much I like egg salad, by the way, Oliver is quite cute.

Ann said...

I love egg salad and your looks delicious! Made on homemade bread, too...I can just taste it. :) Also, love the blue and white plate that you served it on...thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

Now that's a metamorphosis I could sink my teeth into! :)

Jeanie said...

We always do eggs on Good Friday too -- and THANK you for saying egg salad! I figured I would be eating deviled eggs for a month! They're lovely -- and hope your Easter was grand!

Suzanne said...

Martha, I'm not sure how you fell off my blog reader list...but I am putting you back on! These sandwiches look yummy. And I am bit bummed I missed some of your previous Easter posts...playing catch-up here.
Best,
Suzanne (suziemaus)

Cottage Dreamers said...

Yum! I love an egg salad sandwich.
That a nice egg holder too.
☺ Celeste

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Martha, Happy belated Easter. Yes, we had egg salad too. Great recipe. Yummy! YOur egg tree is fabulous!
Yvonne

Amy @ peppertowne.com said...

Yum, that made me hungry, I love egg salad. I was a party pooper and didn't boil any eggs this year, I just might have to make mine late so I can eat some egg salad. Thanks for sharing your recipe, I never thought to add celery before but I will try it now.

Thanks for stopping by peppertowne.com

sarah louise said...

hi martha! the picture of your egg salad sandwich looks yummy.... mmmm! i really like your egg holder -- it quite elegantly shows off those beautiful eggs! thanks for stopping by my blog on pink saturday to say hi. (o: have a great week!

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

I have been eating egg salad all week and I am still not tired of it yet!