Easter Eggs and Egg Salad Sandwiches

This recipe is great for the young, aspiring chef in your family – no cooking or baking necessary. A simple egg salad recipe with no fancy add-ins that picky-eaters might not like. The perfect use for leftover Easter eggs, and a great spring recipe for kids.

EGG SALAD

INGREDIENTS:
– 3 Large or 4 Small Hard Boiled Eggs (directions below)
– 1 Tablespoon low-fat sour cream or greek yogurt
– 1 Teaspoon yellow mustard
– 1/2 Teaspoon worcestershire sauce
– Pinch of raw, minced garlic
– Pinch of fresh dill
– Pinch of fresh thyme
– Dash of cayenne pepper
– Dash of salt & pepper
– Dash of paprika
– Dash of nutmeg

DIRECTIONS:
– Peel eggs, set yolks aside & chop the rest into a bowl
– Break apart yolks in a separate bowl, mash together with sour cream, mustard, worcestershire sauce & garlic
– Mix the yolks into the chopped egg whites, add the remaining herbs & spices and mix well
– Cover & chill for an hour or more

Serve on toasted english muffins or crispy bread, along with a leafy green salad, or eat right out of the bowl!

THE PERFECT BOILED EGG:
For the longest time, I couldn’t boil an egg to save my life – they would either be runny, or the yolks were inedibly dry. I finally took my mom’s tried & true method step by step and, while I’m not claiming I’ve got it down to perfect consistency, I no longer get boiled eggs I won’t eat!

– Set eggs out until they are room temperature
– Place eggs gently in the bottom of a saucepan, its best if they fit close together so they won’t bounce around too much while boiling
– Cover the eggs with water, add a pinch of salt & bring to a boil.
– Adjust the temperature to keep the water at a gentle boil & boil for 5 minutes
– Remove pan from hot surface, and let sit for another 5-7 minutes
– Drain the hot water from the pan (leave the eggs in)
– Cover the eggs with lukewarm water, let sit until the eggs are cool enough to handle

Good luck!