Rating: 4.79 stars
63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Southern egg salad, primarily used for sandwiches. Serve on fresh bread of your choice. My wife likes to make double-decker sandwiches (utilizing whole wheat bread for the center slice) with pimento cheese on the other half. Trim the edges and cut into 2 or 3 pieces. Great for tailgating.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Cover eggs with water in a saucepan, bring to a low boil, let boil slowly for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

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  • Transfer eggs to ice water to chill for 5 minutes; peel. Grate eggs into a medium mixing bowl and add mayonnaise, relish, mustard, sugar, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and hot sauce. Mix well.

  • Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use 1 packet of sugar substitute instead of white sugar, and white pepper instead of black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

102 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 2.1g; fat 8.9g; cholesterol 114.4mg; sodium 185.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (50)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2020
A really good Southern Egg Salad. Egg salad has a myriad of additions, but most come down to a good tangy taste with the incredible edible egg. My husband said he liked mine best (I'm his second wife) because I put minced red onion in it. Truth is, I never put red onion in Egg Salad until he said that while I was making my first batch for him, and I immediately added it! Our "secret ingredient" is Old Bay Seasoning. It provides some salt and heat and then you go from there with additional salt and heat. Thanks for the post! Read More
(26)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/21/2020
The taste was different, but, that is why I tried the recipe. I definitely won't grate it again. After mixing everything up, it was more like paste. I will try it again, but, chop the eggs next time. Read More
63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2020
A really good Southern Egg Salad. Egg salad has a myriad of additions, but most come down to a good tangy taste with the incredible edible egg. My husband said he liked mine best (I'm his second wife) because I put minced red onion in it. Truth is, I never put red onion in Egg Salad until he said that while I was making my first batch for him, and I immediately added it! Our "secret ingredient" is Old Bay Seasoning. It provides some salt and heat and then you go from there with additional salt and heat. Thanks for the post! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2020
This is the Best. I'm not a big fan of Hot sauce so I skipped that part. I did add 1/3 Cup of chopped Green Olives patted dry, And they just set it off... Boom!!! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2020
Fantastic! We use rye bread and a little lettuce, cut into quarters and piled high on a platter for snack or appetizer. I don't care for sweet stuff, but my son-in-law introduced me to dill pickle relish. I never knew.... Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2020
This sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it! And to the person who said this wasn’t southern, I’ve lived in the south for my entire 47 years & have never seen nor heard of egg salad with grapes & pecans in it! Chicken salad, yes, egg salad, most definitely not! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2020
I mix the condiments and seasonings together in a separate bowl, then gently stir into the eggs, which I chop rather than grate. This gives the egg salad a more consistent flavor. I also use slightly less mayonnaise and strain the relish to prevent a runny consistency. You can always add mayonnaise to the bread. Also, if you like egg & cheese flavor combo, chop some Jarlsberg into the eggs before you stir in the condiments. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
05/30/2020
I live in Memphis and this is pretty much southern egg salad. The only difference is here they add sliced green olives. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2020
I used dill relish instead of the sweet relish. It was yummy. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2020
Very good egg salad! I did what I usually do and coarsely chopped the eggs, not grate them, and added some chopped celery. I used Siracha and increased the amount. It still wasn't overly spicy, just had a subtle zing. I had this on a whole wheat wrap for lunch and enjoyed it. Walter, thanks for this different take on egg salad! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2020
5.9.20 Love egg salad and particularly liked the sweet-spicy contrast of the relish and hot sauce in this recipe. I did add a bit more hot sauce (used sriracha) just to suit my personal taste. Nice lunch today, thanks for the new recipe. Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
06/21/2020
The taste was different, but, that is why I tried the recipe. I definitely won't grate it again. After mixing everything up, it was more like paste. I will try it again, but, chop the eggs next time. Read More