Thursday, November 5, 2009

From Farm Fresh Eggs to Incredible Fresh Egg Salad

Now this is fusion! Who would have thought that combining rich mayonnaise, tangy mustard, fresh herbs, and tantalizing spices with farm fresh eggs would taste so good?

There is nothing not to love about farm fresh eggs. When I say "fresh" I mean FRESH. Most times you will be purchasing eggs that the chicken just gifted the farmer with that very morning. How much fresher do you want than that?

You will notice a difference right away in the quality of the eggs. The yolk is a brilliant shade of yellow that you will never get in store bought eggs. The taste of farm fresh eggs is extraordinarily rich, savory and frankly way more tasty. And yes, they are a little bit more expensive but you are paying for the highest of quality. A side benefit not to be lost in the farm fresh egg's deliciousness, is that you will be supporting local farmers and their families. It doesn't get much better than that!

Or does it? Yes it gets much better when you transform your fresh eggs into distinctive egg salad.

Gin's Egg Salad

8 eggs

6 Tablespoons mayonnaise

2 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill

1 Tablespoon fresh chives

1 Table Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon Johnny's Great Caesar Garlic Spread & Seasoning

(Note: I use an egg cooker and have perfectly cooked eggs every single time whether I am looking for hard or soft boiled.) (Note: Johnnys Great Caesar Garlic Spread & Seasoning was the missing ingredient to my egg salad. It really racks up the flavor to a delectable knotch of YUMMINESS)

(1) Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Cover pan and bring to a boil then remove pan from heat. (2) Let pan sit 1o minutes then drain water and cover eggs with cold water and ice. (3) When cool, peel eggs under running water and transfer to a bowl. Chop eggs with pastry blender or a fork. (4) Stir in remaining ingredients and salt and pepper to taste. (5) ENJOY!!

An egg is a pretty good bang for your nutritional buck. A medium egg will cost you approximately 60 calories and 4 grams of fat. It is a powerhouse as far as protein, vitamins and minerals go.

Mr. Crabby Head would sooner starve than eat egg salad.

Don't let this happy face fool you. This man has a palate that would put any "picky eater" to shame! He is a meat and potato guy. I have thought about sending him to my friend Dave over at My Year on the Grill because he might be better off learning to cook for himself!

Have a great weekend everybody!


  1. I always love a good egg salad, I'll try your recipe coz I have never added mustard in mine, yet.

  2. Oooh those fresh eggs look outstanding! So fresh!

  3. Too funny about your picky eater...send my kids with him over to Dave's - lol

    I love egg salad and haven't made it in a while. I just need to get my hands on some farm fresh eggs!

  4. Egg salad is one of my all-time favorites and made with fresh eggs it becomes food for the gods. Yours looks wonderful.

  5. LOL... Send him over, I'll see what I can do... Men love fire cooking, get him a grill for Christmas

  6. You making this for Family Day Sunday??????

  7. This is like yumoo yummy yum...looks just like go- get and eat.
    Thanks...My boyfriend loves to have eggs...will make this..and he will worship that kitchen-...that awaits him :)

  8. Mr. Crabby Head would like this salad if he tried it. How could one not???


  9. I could go for some of your amazing egg salad right now. Oh my, I just see how good it tastes!! Love egg salad!

  10. Oh, this sounds awesome. Seriously, fresh eggs make the hugest difference!! I love them :D And I could gobble up this egg salad in no time!

  11. A family at the end of my street sells fresh eggs. They are incredible and oh so edible!

    I love egg salad, especially with dill! Yummy!

    Hope your weekend is running along nicely. ;D

  12. This looks delicious! Farm fresh eggs are wonderful...they're the only kind that I ate when I was growing up.

  13. You're right. farm fresh eggs are the best! I make egg salad, often, for lunch. It's cost effective and I love it! Old Bay Seasoning is another fun addition to egg salad. I hadn't though of dill, though. I bet that would fantastic!

  14. This looks delicious! I totally agree about the use of farm fresh eggs. They are sooooo different than the carton you buy in the store. I love the lone brown egg:) After seeing this post I have a craving for egg salad...which I have not had in years!

  15. Thanks for your comments on my blog. I am glad you enjoyed my post. I love your egg salad pic. In fact I just flat out love egg salad!

  16. You got to love egg salad ! And yours sounds delish!!