The perfect Southern-Style Egg Salad starts with a blend of creamy and slightly crunchy textures coming together with bright, fresh flavors. It’s not even particularly fancy, and there are no unique secret ingredients, just old-fashioned goodness piled on top of rich butter crackers or freshly baked slices of homemade bread.
This deliciousSouthern-Style Egg Salad is the perfect lunch idea that will have you wondering why you didn’t make more of it for the family to enjoy. Southern-Style Egg Salad is super easy to make, combining hardboiled eggs, Duke’s mayonnaise, thinly sliced celery, sweet Vidalia onions, green olives, scallions, pimento, and yellow mustard served on rich buttery crackers.
There’s something very comforting about enjoying a batch of cold Southern-Style Egg Salad on deliciously buttery crackers with a glass of fresh brewed iced tea on a warm day. I’ll admit it, like most of us Southerners, I enjoy comfort foods, and Southern-Style Egg Salad is one of those comfort foods that come to mind during the hot summer days.
When I make my Southern-Style Egg Salad, I tend to make a fair amount of it because I know that everyone enjoys it, especially me. Keywords being especially me. Honestly, I prefer it on butter crackers but will settle for a nice thick slice of homemade bread if need be.
Mayonnaise is in my book is a personal experience, a high expectation, one most of us in the Southern states prefer over Miracle Whip, don’t get me wrong, I know plenty of Southern folks who enjoy using it in their recipes, and if you are one of them substitute Miracle Whip for my Dukes mayonnaise. Eat what you enjoy is what I always say.
Don’t be afraid to add a few of your favorite ingredients to this recipe. I have added a touch of smokey chopped bacon to mine from time to time, as well as a few other favorites. Live a little, have fun in the kitchen, enjoy your food, and not necessarily in that order either.
Southern-Style Egg Salad
Eight eggs, hard-cooked, peeled, and roughly diced
1/4 cup of Dukes mayonnaise
One stalk of sliced celery
1/4 of a cup of finely diced sweet Vidalia onion
Two scallions thinly sliced, including greens
5-6 green olives thinly sliced, optional
One tablespoon of diced pimento
One tablespoon of yellow mustard
1/4 of a teaspoon apple cider vinegar
salt to own taste
freshly ground black pepper to own taste
Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish
Tips for the perfect hardboiled eggs
Use older eggs– If possible, use older eggs to keep from tearing the egg whites; as old eggs will peel easier.
Bring the eggs to a boil– Place the eggs in a large pot and fill with cold water. Bring the cold water to a boil over medium heat, then turn off the heat source and cover with a lid.
Always set a timer-Set the timer for 11 minutes for hardboiled eggs.
While waiting– Fill a large bowl with ice and cold water to shock the eggs.
As soon as your timer goes off– Drain and transfer the hardboiled eggs to the ice water. Shocking the hardboiled eggs will stop the cooking process. Leave in the water for 2-3 minutes.
Southern-Style Egg Salad
- 8 Eggs hard boiled
- 1/4 cup Dukes mayonnaise
- 1 stalk Celery sliced
- 1/4 cup Sweet Vidalia onion diced
- 3 Scallions sliced
- 6 Green olives sliced
- 1 tablespoon Pimento diced
- 1 tablespoon Yellow mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon Apple cider vinegar
- Kosher salt to own taste
- Freshly cracked pepper to own taste
- Parsley garnish
- Peel and rinse 8 hard-boiled eggs, roughly chop or dice them depending on your personal preference.
- In a medium bowl combine, Duke’s mayonnaise, sliced celery, diced sweet Vidalia onions, thinly sliced scallions, sliced olives, diced pimento, yellow mustard, apple cider vinegar, salt and freshly ground black pepper to own taste.
- Refrigerate for 45 minutes before serving on top of butter crackers or fresh bread.
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