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Bird's Nest Egg Salad Recipe

Bird's Nest Egg Salad Recipe

Create these cute chow mein noodle nests with just three ingredients, then fill them with mounds of a nicely seasoned egg salad for tasty results.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups chow mein noodles
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 6 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • Lettuce leaves, optional


  • 1. In a small bowl, beat egg. Add chow mein noodles and garlic salt; stir to coat. Drop by 1/3 cupfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Using fingers, shape each into a nest; make an indentation in the center of each. Bake at 350° for 11-13 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 2. In a bowl, combine the first eight egg salad ingredients; mix well. Just before serving, spoon 1/4 cupful into each nest. Serve on a lettuce-lined plate if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 304 calories, 23 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 252 mg cholesterol, 383 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.