This is a traditional Southern salad. Best if eaten immediately upon preparing.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Coarsely crumble the saltines into a medium bowl. Mix in the tomato, onions and mayonnaise. Stir in the hard-cooked egg, and season with salt and pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

769 calories; 6.1 g protein; 29.5 g carbohydrates; 84.3 mg cholesterol; 852.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2005
FABULOUS! I took it to a church function and it was gone!! I did two large tomatoes, 1 cucumber, green onions, 2 eggs, and 1/4 c. shredded parmesan...eveything that I had on hand. I added the crackers last and after 2 hours they were soggy but still good. SO EASY! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/25/2007
I used grape tomatoes and cut them in half, but otherwise made as is. I was a bit leary of this, thinking the crackers were a weird idea and would get all mushy. Well, it didn't get all mushy but it does definitely need to be eaten right away. I thought it was way too much mayo. I went ahead and put it all in because normally I think things are too dry and have too little of whatever dressing, but this was just too much. I rarely say that. It wasn't bad, but only a little was good... and I doubted it would be any good if I left the rest for later. So, I won't be making it again. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2005
FABULOUS! I took it to a church function and it was gone!! I did two large tomatoes, 1 cucumber, green onions, 2 eggs, and 1/4 c. shredded parmesan...eveything that I had on hand. I added the crackers last and after 2 hours they were soggy but still good. SO EASY! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2008
This is another comfort food for me. I first learned how to make this via Paula Deen(this is her recipe)and I make this about once a month. I usually add some Frank's and sometimes shredded sharp cheddar. Make this right before you eat/serve it it gets soggy easily. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2006
Very good recipe (from Lady ahd Son's). When I saw her make it....I thought there was no way that this could be good...was I wrong. You do need to eat this right away...it does not keep at all. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2007
What a treat for my Southern family! Nice fresh summery taste that's not spicy. Tastes like something my mom would have made when times were lean. This would have been 5 stars if not for the need for last-minute preparation. I doubled all the ingredients except the mayo which I halved. Also added black pepper. I did assemble everything except for the crackers then added those with each individual serving. I'd like to try this with sour cream instead of mayo and serve as a spread for crackers of any kind. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2008
I made this last night from The Lady and Sons cookbook. I searched on Allrecipes today to possibly find a variation. While it was definitely delicious as is and I'll make this again for sure, it needed a little something more. Next time I'll add some chopped red onion and a few more shakes of black pepper. I highly suggest using less mayo, you can always add more later if you need it. As for potlucks, picnics, etc. it would be perfect - just bring the crackers separately in a baggie and add right before serving. Taste and ease of prep = *5*! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
This is phenomenal! Who knew??? I mixed everything except the crackers ahead of time. Crushed & added the crackers as we were lining up to eat. We loved it so much I'm making it for another get-together this weekend! Thank you!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2010
Everyone while they thought it was weird loved it enough to have seconds! I think I'll add crisp bacon bits next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2009
this is a good recipe i was looking for a different egg salad recipe that i could make with not a lot of ingredients (its the night before my husband and i usually go grocery shopping so we were running low) & i liked the idea of putting crackers into it before serving. i normally eat egg salad with plain potato chips but didnt have any and the crackers were a nice substitute. i didn't have any tomato & i used a white onion rather than green. i also added in some bacon bits & used light miracle whip to taste. it was very very good! thank you Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2006
I love this recipe--Had it in my Lady and Son's Cookbook. I always add a jalapeno pepper for an extra kick! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/25/2007
I used grape tomatoes and cut them in half, but otherwise made as is. I was a bit leary of this, thinking the crackers were a weird idea and would get all mushy. Well, it didn't get all mushy but it does definitely need to be eaten right away. I thought it was way too much mayo. I went ahead and put it all in because normally I think things are too dry and have too little of whatever dressing, but this was just too much. I rarely say that. It wasn't bad, but only a little was good... and I doubted it would be any good if I left the rest for later. So, I won't be making it again. Read More
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