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Southern-Style Egg Salad

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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1 h servings 102
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Per Serving: 102 calories; 8.9 2.1 3.9 114 186 Full nutrition

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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 sec...

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 pick...

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!!!

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 s...

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 ...

I live in Memphis and this is pretty much southern egg salad. The only difference is here they add sliced green olives.

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, ...

I used dill relish instead of the sweet relish. It was yummy.

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....