“My husband and I often enjoy these simple but special sandwiches for dinner,” writes Esther Danielson from Lake Arrowhead, California. “Add a bowl of soup, side salad or carrot and celery sticks for a nourishing, full-size meal!”
"I like to prepare this rich filling when fixing a soup and sandwich meal," comments Linda Potter of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. "It's great spread on toast for a quick breakfast bite, too." Have leftovers? Our Test Kitchen came up with the following two recipes that use up the leftover egg salad.
For a tasty twist on traditional layered vegetable salad, we added leftover egg salad to the mayonnaise version. Fresh spinach as well as lettuce adds interest to the colorful and crowd-pleasing variation.
One of my mother's friends gave her this recipe in the late '40s. I grew up eating these sandwiches, and they've been a staple with my own family. Although our children have left home, I still make this dish often for my husband and me to enjoy.
-Barbara Suetholz, Racine, Wisconsin
"Friends often drop by after Sunday church services, so these sandwiches are a delicious way to enjoy a bite of lunch while we're visiting," relates Marian Aikema of Langley, British Columbia. "They're always a big hit."
Here's a paired-down version of a long-time staple. You can also add a little cream cheese to the recipe for an extra-creamy sandwich if you'd like. —Linda Braun, American Egg Board, Park Ridge, Illinois
An aunt shared this wonderful recipe with me years ago when I was looking for some low-budget meals. The hearty ham and toasted bread make it a deliciously different kind of egg salad sandwich.
-Beverly Stiger, Wolf Creek, Montana