My #SeriousSandwich project is winding down - I think the project technically ends today, although I do have a few lingering sandwiches hanging around that I will still write up. (One is about the Reuben, one of my favorite sandwiches! Last week, I put a brisket in to cure to make the corned beef, and just haven't had time to assemble and write about it.) As a last hurrah, here is one of the recipes from Kicked-Up Sandwiches that I was provided in advance and allowed to publish.
|Photo provided by Morrow Cookbooks|
Egg Salad Supreme
from Emeril Lagasse's Kicked-Up Sandiwiches
6 sandwiches, about 3 cups filling
Here’s a simple, delicious sandwich. The dry mustard and paprika give it a wonderful surprising wasabi-y or horseradish-y accent.
12 hard-boiled eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon hot Hungarian paprika
¼ cup minced shallot
¼ cup chopped green onion or fresh parsley leaves
¼ cup minced celery
1/2 cup mayonnaise, homemade (see page 309) or store-bought
12 slices White Sandwich Bread (page 303)
1. Roughly chop the eggs and place them in a mixing bowl. Add the salt, mustard, paprika, shallot, green onion, celery, and mayonnaise. Stir with a rubber spatula or a spoon until very well blended. Transfer to a container, cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 4 days.
2. Spread 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the egg salad between 2 slices of bread. Repeat with the remaining salad and bread.
Now, I had some of the jalapeno mayonnaise left over from the oyster po'boys, so instead of the regular half-cup of mayo indicated in the recipe, I threw that in! John liked it, but I have to admit I was not a huge fan. I normally love egg salad sandwiches in all forms, but I think the simpler recipe published above would have been better than my little improvisation. The shallots in the salad taste fantastic, and the whole thing is great.
|Mixing up the egg salad.|
|My egg salad sandwich.|
So, you should definitely make this egg salad, but I suggest sticking with Emeril's suggested regular mayo - he clearly knows better than I do!