Hannukah is the perfect time of year to entertain family and friends. There is nothing quite like gathering everyone around the table for a nice kosher meal. But if you are entertaining all day, you may be looking for something for your guests to snack or lunch on while you cook the main course.
If you want to surprise your family this holiday season with some fantastic egg salad, keep reading to learn how to make the perfect version for Hannukah.
Chopped Egg Salad
Before you start cooking any recipe, you will need to make sure you have all the proper ingredients. When you are cooking for Hannukah, it is imperative that you check that all the ingredients you purchase are kosher.
If you have a kosher store near you, this step is easy. Otherwise, you will want to look up any brand before buying it to be sure it was correctly prepared.
Ingredients for Chopped Egg Salad:
- 6 Large Eggs
- 3 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
- Kosher Salt
- Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- Scallions, Sliced
Boil the Eggs
Egg Salad is made with hardboiled eggs, so you will want to start there. You can do this by placing the eggs in a pot and filling it with enough water to cover the eggs entirely. Then place the pot on the stove and bring it to a boil.
Once the water is boiling, turn off the heat and cover the pot with a lid. Leave the pot on the stove, covered, for 8 minutes. After this time has elapsed, remove the eggs from the pot.
Cool the Eggs
It’s always easier to peel hardboiled eggs once they are cooled! The best way to do this is by adding the eggs to a bowl of ice water right after you remove them from the pot. Then leave them in there for 2-3 minutes.
After you remove them from the ice-cold water, you will want to crack and peel them immediately.
Mix the Egg Salad
When the eggs are peeled, you’ll want to chop or break them apart into smaller pieces. Place these pieces in a deep bowl.
Now you’ll add the mayo and stir it all together. Add salt and pepper to taste. You can use a masher for this step, but once the egg salad is sufficiently mixed, you will want to switch over to just a fork. Mix in the scallions last.
Don’t be afraid to taste test your egg salad along the way, because there is no other way to know if you’ve got a good mix going! And this way, by the end of this step, you will be guaranteed to have a tasty egg salad!
Serving Suggestions for Egg Salad
The cool thing about egg salad is that it is a very versatile dish. You can serve it a couple of different ways depending on the time of day and the crowd you are trying to feed.
If you are making the egg salad for the purpose of lunch, then be sure to grab a loaf of bread or some bakery rolls when you buy the ingredients for this recipe. You may also want to grab some dark leaf lettuce.
Toast the bread, place a lettuce leaf on each half, then spoon the egg salad onto the lettuce leaf, place the two halves together, and enjoy!
For those making egg salad to keep their guests satisfied as they cook dinner, there are a couple of different ways you can serve it.
For more formal events, you can spoon the egg salad onto crackers, sprinkling them with paprika or sprigs of parsley to make an appetizer that can be passed around via a tray. These will taste delicious while also being healthy and satisfying.
For less formal events, simply place the egg salad in a bowl and place the bowl on a large plate. Then surround the bowl with crackers and place out for your guests to snack on as they please! You can also put the dip in a bread bowl and serve with bread pieces if you aren’t in the mood for crackers!
Overall, if you are looking for an easy lunch or snack to serve during Hannukah, you should look no further than this egg salad recipe. It is tasty, filling, and versatile, meaning your guests will be satisfied no matter how you serve it! Just be prepared for them to love it so much that they ask you for the recipe!