Do you have lots of eggs right now?
If you have chickens, you should be inundated with eggs about now. One of the names of the April’s Full Moon is the ‘Egg Moon’ because this is the time of year that chickens are in full laying mode. Chickens lay eggs according to the number of day light hours-during the winter when the day light is shortened, they lay less, and as the day light lengthens, the laying picks up. During these longer days of spring, and after the winters rest,* the laying is steadily picking up.
My hens, as old as they are, are laying very well.
(*some people provide artificial light in the hen house to keep the hens laying as much as they can all winter, but I prefer to let the hens take a rest over winter and do not provide winter light. Old ladies need a rest!)
So what to do with all those eggs? One of the ways to use them up is egg salad.
Egg salad sandwiches just say ‘Spring’ to me!
I have no idea where I picked up this little egg stomper, but he sits (cheerfully?) on the window sill above the sink all year.
His little feet do a great job of smashing up hard boiled eggs.
He also makes quick work of making ‘picnic’ eggs (which is what we call ‘deviled’ eggs), another good use for lots of eggs.
The other ingredients that I use in my egg salad-
This size dice is probably a little too large-chop to the size of dice you prefer.
Mix all of the ingredients together…..
…and enjoy a delicious egg salad sandwich.
10-12 eggs, hard boiled
1 stalk celery, chopped fine
(I also chopped and added some of the celery leaf)
1/4 red onion, chopped fine
1/2 cup mayonnaise
(My favorite is Hellmans!)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp. pickle relish
2 Tbsp. prepared mustard
( I did not use either as I prefer mine plain.)
Peel and chop the eggs.
Mix together with the remaining ingredients.
Store unused portion in refrigerator.
This will make approximately 5-6 sandwiches.
What are some of the ways that you use the abundance of spring eggs?
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