Sunday, January 6, 2013
Fugal Food: Egg Salad Sandwiches
One of our favorite frugal lunches here at the Frugal Workshop is egg salad sandwiches. There are many variations for this frugal sandwich and we usually have it on the menu several times each week.
I normally hard-boil at least a dozen eggs every week. Yesterday I had two and a half dozen eggs from our chickens that I boiled for this week. After the eggs have cooled, I peel them and place them in a container, which then goes into the refrigerator. We can then eat them for breakfast, have one for a snack, make egg salad or deviled eggs, or include them in a salad.
If I am making egg salad that day, I take each egg and place it into my egg slicer and slice the egg one way, turn the egg around and slice the other way, and then add them to my bowl.
Here is my very basic egg salad recipe:
5 hard boiled eggs
Several spoonfuls of mayonnaise (I don't measure this)
Several spoonfuls of sweet pickle relish (I don't measure this)
I add all of this together and sort of mash the eggs up to create the texture I want. I then toast my bread and serve the egg salad on toasted bread. If I have celery or green olives on hand I like to add those too, but they are not necessary.
We have been getting eggs daily ever since finding our first egg from this batch of chickens back in November. We've been getting anywhere from five to eight eggs per day and have so many we have been sharing them with friends. We gave three dozen to a friend who was kind enough to haul our old freezer away when we replaced it last summer.
The chickens are a pleasure to have around the yard and they provide us with food as well. That to me is a win-win situation. Here is a picture of our rooster who goes by the name Fog Horn Leghorn because he is so big. I threw a piece of popcorn to him the other day and the other chickens came running at him, so he took off running with his loot. It was fun to watch. :)
How is that for free, frugal entertainment? :)
© Belinda Richardson and Frugal Workshop, 2012.
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