Date: 6 July 2018. Fancy Egg Salad.
inexpensive. I eat them a lot. For get-togethers and pot lucks I
always bring deviled eggs. Folks like them and I do too. When making
deviled eggs I sometimes have rejects. Those are the ones that don't peel well.
are placed into a spare bowl for improvement. Today I share the
recipe for my Fancy Egg Salad.
Fancy egg salad with corn and fresh cherries is a
tasty lunch on these hot summer days.
As you may
remember from the
A Day of Reckoning (the diet)
article, last year I started a weight loss regime. I am eating
better. My improved egg salad has
fewer calories by volume than standard egg salad, and more roughage.
Side Note to
youngsters: Someday roughage may be important to you too!
Fresh ingredients include hard-boiled eggs, coleslaw
aka shredded cabbage, and scallions.
Rather than using mayonnaise as a binder I prefer Ranch salad
I used to purchase
Classic Ranch by Kraft in the 3.2 ounce packages at
Walmart for just $1. Yes, this is more expensive than the
on a boat there is limited space for storage. I buy smaller
packages even though they may be more per ounce simply
because they fit where I need them to be.
These eggs originally were supposed to be deviled. When the peeling
is dreadful, I separate the yolks from the white part. Then I mash
the yolk. Finally I chop the egg white into chunks.
To put together my Fancy Egg Salad simply mix equal amounts of
coleslaw (shredded raw cabbage) with chopped hard-boiled eggs.
I buy the packages of of coleslaw in
the produce section of Walmart. It is $1.79. That is about the price
of a whole cabbage. For someone like me a bag of
shredded cabbage is convenient. Plus if it is easy, I will eat it.
More and more these
days I seek out the simplest solutions.
shredded cabbage is a decadent convenience food. After mixing it
50/50 with my chopped hard-boiled egg I add Ranch Dressing. It took
approximately one tablespoon to be the correct consistency. Finally
I topped off the salad with some scallions.
Finally I added some fresh raw corn to my plate. I break the kernels off the
In the wintertime I would probably cook the corn. Not so in the
summertime. I am leaning towards as much chilled food as possible.
Staying cool is important.
You have NO
IDEA how wonderful it is to have refrigeration. I remember being up
the coast and miserably hot at anchor... too hot to even get into
the dinghy and come ashore to buy ice! Now that does not happen. I
have enough solar panels and batteries to run my refrigerator all
good afloat. It is especially wonderful when you can enjoy cold
beverages with ice while on or off the grid. I am fortunate and wish the
same for you. For me, this level of decadence has made a world of
difference in my happiness quotient. I truly am blessed.
My deviled egg recipes can be found in the
Pots and Pans Primer
article and in the vignette
After Easter (pot luck idea)
boating, and thanks for reading.
Do you have a special deviled egg recipe you could share?
And, does your diet change by virtue of the season?
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