Know why this is my best egg salad recipe? Memories.
My Mom is my inspiration when I want to get creative in the kitchen. For me creative means three things:
Back when I was a young girl in Poland, I was always amazed at the all
great tasting meals my Mom made from just a few basic simple
ingredients. That’s the reason for this website too!
One of the best things about this recipe is its versatility, especially if you use it as an Easter dish. Depending on the time of year it falls on it will work as an appetizer for a main meal in cooler months, or by itself in warmer ones.
Finally, you can be as creative as you like! Have a look at My Chef’s tips: those additional ingredients form the original recipe, but I’ve made a simple basic version just as tasty. You can add or leave out the extras as you like. This is great if you have children who are fussy eaters….like My Chef!
So enjoy this inspiration! Straight from my Mom...
2-3 cooked carrots
large salad bowl
Wash and peel the carrots.
Boil 3 cups of water (or enough to completely cover the carrots). Add the carrots and boil for about five minutes or just until they’re tender. Drain and let cool.
Peel and wash the onion. Chop into very small pieces.
To make the eggs, boil them in water for 12 to 15 minutes. When done, drain and set the eggs aside to cool.
Open and drain the canned corn. Place the corn in a large salad bowl.
Open and drain the canned peas. Add it to the corn.
Now you can add the horseradish and mustard. Mix gently for now.
Chop the carrots into small squares. Add them to the peas and carrots.
Peel the eggs. Chop into small pieces like the carrots. Add to veggie mixture.
Add the sour cream and the mayonnaise. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Finally toss everything together gently to mix well
When you serve, decorate with some parsley leaves for a nice touch. Have some bread or crackers as a side.
Now the next time you try this recipe consider adding these ingredients:
You can see why I call this my best egg salad recipe!
The carrots, peas, and corn combination is a basic salad in Poland. I would see this at nearly every party, wedding, or Holiday feast (like Easter) I went to.
This is also why I think this egg salad recipe is the best: it brings back many happy memories for me.
It’ll be happy memories for you and yours too. Try it yourself and let me know how you like it!