Curried Egg Salad
I have long known that it is great to make EXTRA of whatever you are making that evening. It is called leftovers. I love leftovers. So many dishes taste even better the next day. The second benefit of making extra is not having to cook again the next day. This is particularly helpful for those of us that work full time. However, the coolest by product of making extra is when you make a SAUCE or marinade. Having extra sauce encourages you, forces you to be creative and develop new recipes. This Curried Egg Salad is one of these types of creations.
I made the base for this curry sauce a few months ago. When I first made the sauce, I used it for my Yellow Curry Lentils and Chicken Curry. I also came up with Yellow Curry Mashed Potatoes and Chicken Curry Milanese. I froze the rest of the sauce and the first creation from the thawed sauce is this Curried Egg Salad. I LOVE the curry flavor of this sauce. It goes so well with so many different things. I really liked it with the mashed potatoes and it is great with this egg salad. The other nuance I developed with this dish was to dice the vegetables really small. This small dice contrasted nicely with a thick dice for the eggs. I used celery which is pretty traditional with an egg salad. I also used a red bell pepper for flavor, color and texture.
The first meal that I had with it, I just ate it right out of the bowl. The next day, I put it on some toast with some purple cabbage. The sandwich had really good texture from the toast and the cabbage. I love the color contrast with the purple cabbage.
- 6 hard boiled eggs, rough dice
- 1 stalk of celery, small dice
- 1/4 of a red bell pepper, small dice
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons yellow curry sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and yellow curry sauce and mix well. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the eggs, celery and red pepper. Mix gently.
- Next, add the curry mayonnaise and mix until all the eggs are covered.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve and enjoy!
The egg salad and vegetable dice, and then, the curry sauce added.
The final dish plated, and then, presented as a sandwich.