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Classic Egg Salad

Classic Egg Salad
Prep Time: 
20 minutes
Cook Time: 
none
Makes: 
4 servings

Ingredients

6 HARD-COOKED EGGS, sliced
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp. minced onion
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
Lettuce leaves

Instructions

  1. RESERVE 4 center egg slices for garnish, if desired.  CHOP remaining eggs.
  2. MIX mayonnaise, lemon juice, onion, salt and pepper in medium bowl.  ADD chopped eggs and celery; mix well.  REFRIGERATE, covered, to blend flavors.
  3. SERVE on lettuce leaves; garnish with reserved egg slices.

Insider Info

  • Very fresh eggs can be difficult to peel.  To ensure easily peeled eggs, buy and refrigerate them a week to 10 days in advance of cooking.  This brief "breather" allows the eggs time to take in air, which helps separate the membranes from the shell.
  • Hard-cooked eggs are easiest to peel right after cooling.  Cooling causes the egg to contract slightly in the shell.
  • To peel a hard-cooked egg: Gently tap egg on countertop until shell is finely crackled all over.  Roll egg between hands to loosen shell.  Starting peeling at large end, holding egg under cold running water to help ease the shell off.
  • Hard-cooked egg storage time:  In the shell, hard-cooked eggs can be refrigerated safely up to one week.  Refrigerate in their original carton to prevent odor absorption. Once peeled, eggs should be eaten that day.

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