June 27, 2011

Egg salad with Caramelized Onions

Cole slaws, potato salads & egg salads are not highly preferred dishes for picnics since these are mayonnaise based and at higher temperatures mayo tends to go bad. But I could not stop myself from making this dish, since I love egg salad and caramelized onions and I was sure the combination of both would be delicious. I wasn't wrong; the end result was creamy, yummy and irresistible. You could serve it as is or with bread, wrapped or sandwiched. I enjoyed it with bread as a late afternoon snack with whole-wheat bread.

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Recipe adapted from Vegetarian Times magazine.

Ingredients:
Eggs – 4, boiled, cooled and peeled
Onions – 2 medium, thinly sliced
Garlic – 1 clove, finely minced
Dried thyme – ½tsp
Mayonnaise – 2-3tbsp
Dijon mustard – 1tsp
Hot sauce – ½tsp (or more if you are adventurous)
Salt & Pepper – to taste

Method:
  • Heat 1tbsp oil in a medium sauté pan; add chopped onions and cook on low flame, stirring occasionally until onions are nicely browned (not burned) and caramelized, takes about 15-20 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic and thyme; cook for couple of minutes. Season the onions with salt and pepper. If the onions start to stick to the pan, add a couple of tablespoons of water and scrape up the brown bits. Once completely cooked, set the onions aside until cooled.
  • Cube the boiled eggs.
  • Add cooled caramelized onions, mayo, mustard, hot sauce, salt and pepper to the eggs and mix gently to incorporate.
That’s it the dish is ready to serve or take-along. Make sure that egg salad is kept as cool as possible or eat it as soon as you can (just like I did, right after making it ;-))

Egg Salad

Let’s check out what my fellow marathoners have been cooking up for Day 5 of BM#6.

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13 comments:

  1. this looks real good ..may b i can use paneer or tofu ...in place of egg....

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  2. Yummy Egg Salad! I love the presentation too.. I was eyeing that plate in Pier1 last week in Orange and I am going to go buy it cause its makes a great picture! :)

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  3. Going to steal that presentation, if you don't mind. :)

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  4. First time here...the egg salad sounds very interesting...looks very tempting as well...

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  5. Love that bowl, delicious and my kind of salad.

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  6. Wow! That looks delish! I'll be trying it with my new HimalaSalt pink salt from Sustainable Sourcing (here's their website: https://secure.sustainablesourcing.com ). Caramelized onions--oh, yeah! Why didn't I think of that? Thanks!!!

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  7. Caramelized onions are miraculous. In everything! I've never thought to try them with egg salad though. Great idea. Bookmarking this to try soon.

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  8. i made this today..halved the recipe for one person...big mistake cos i have to do it again tomorrow...IT WAS THAT GOOD!!! the onions take this egg salad to another level!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Lovely presentation...nice to hear good reviews already..:)

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  10. Lovely salad. I will also like to give it a try with panner, tofu or mushroom.

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