A few years ago I tried my first egg salad sandwich. It was at Starbucks, and it turned out to be quite yummy. The secret ingredient was the tarragon that was mixed in.
I love tarragon. I always keep some on hand so that I can add it to a charcuterie plate – it’s a nice addition that I picked up from a charcuterie plate that we had in Paris. Great trip, great food, great memories, and I get to remind myself every time I make a new charcuterie.
The biggest “issue” with making egg salad is hard boiling the eggs first. Lucky for me, my husband loves eggs and bought this cure little cooker that can cook them a variety of ways – including hard boiled – very easily. For this recipe, I assembled everything while the eggs cooked, which only took 10-11 minutes. Which makes this not only a lunch you can easily pack the night before, but a quick WFH lunch that covers two days.
I searched the internet for a recipe that was similar to the one I had initially liked so much. The one that came the closest is the Tarragon Egg Salad recipe from The Food Network. And it couldn’t be easier.
The recipe calls for 4 eggs, which makes two good sized sandwiches. I made one to eat and saved the rest to make a sandwich tomorrow. Here is the recipe:
Tarragon Egg Salad recipe from The Food Network
4 to 6 eggs
3 Tb Mayonnaise
1 chopped shallot
1 tsp white wine vinegar
1 Tb chopped Tarragon
Salt and pepper to taste
The recipe calls for serving it on Pumpernickel (which I love) but I chose to serve mine in a pita.
1) Make the hard cooked eggs:
Place 4 to 6 eggs in a large saucepan and cover with cold water by 1 inch and bring to a simmer. Cover, remove from the heat and set aside for 8-10 minutes.
Darin, then peel in a bowl of cold water.
Chop the hard boiled eggs.
2) Mix the 3 Tb of mayonnaise, 1 chopped shallot, 1 tsp white wine vinegar, 1 Tb chopped tarragon and salt and pepper. Add in the chopped eggs and mix well.
3) Serve on bread (or in a pita).
If you try this one, please let me know if you like it. And if you've had the one at Starbucks, let me know how you think this one compares. Thanks!