8 hard-boiled eggs
2 ribs of celery, finely diced
1/4 cup dill pickles, finely diced
3 Tbsp. red onion, finely diced
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp yellow mustard
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1-2 garlic cloves
1 Tbsp. fresh dill weed, chopped OR 1 tsp dried dill weed
½ tsp paprika
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
Place eggs in large pot and cover with water. Turn the heat on medium high and bring to a boil. (2-week-old eggs work the best for hard boiled eggs).
Once the eggs come to a rapid boil, turn the heat off but leave pot on the stove and cover for 14 minutes.
While you wait, finely dice your celery, pickles, red onion & garlic.
Drain the hot water from the pot, and immediately cover with ice. Drain the water after about 5 mins and then add more ice. After another 5-7 mins, start peeling your eggs. They should peel easily! I’ve found these steps to work consistently.
Once all eggs are peeled, cut your eggs into a small dice and place into large bowl.
Add the diced celery, pickles, red onion & garlic. Measure out the mayonnaise and mustards and add to bowl.
Finally add in the dill weed and other seasonings. Stir all to combine.
This is great on sandwiches, on top of lettuce as a salad or just with some crackers. So tasty!!
I feel like I should have a separate blog post for how to make hard-boiled eggs because I notice this being a common thing people are always looking for the perfect steps for, and I do believe I have mastered that! Maybe some day down the road, I'll make a separate post just for that but for now, the steps above are how I find the egg shells to easily peel off. Eggs that were bought a couple weeks ago from the grocery market are best for getting the perfect hard boiled egg. You can always do the egg test to make sure they are still fresh by seeing if they float in water. If you place your eggs in a bowl of water and if the egg floats or tilts upwards, then it is probably old. If it sinks and lays on its side, then it is fresh.
Anyway, egg salad is so great because it is so versatile and you can enjoy it so many different ways. On sandwiches, salads, avocados, crackers or anyway your heart desires. BUT - you should probably have some Candied Maple Bacon on hand if you'd like to make the BEST egg salad sandwich! Just my opinion! Plus - the pickles truly make this so, so good. But I am a little biased, so give it a try for yourself and let me know what you think in the comments! ;-)