Bacon Egg Salad

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To date, I’ve never written a sandwich post on my blog. I don’t dislike sandwiches – on the contrary, if it weren’t for my lack of self-portion control, I’d probably have a sandwich every day. Simple sandwiches like braunschweiger with mustard, a hot panini, or a multi-layered Italian sub dripping with vinegar… I love them all.

So today is the day I write about a sandwich. The recipe screams to me every time I’m near this book, Gale Gand’s Brunch!

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It’s an egg salad sandwich filling with bacon. So simple and yet so perfect! Who doesn’t grow up loving egg salad, and now you get to enjoy it on bread, with bacon!!!

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Honestly, while you might be shaking your head at the simplicity of this sandwich concept, you’re wanting one at the same time, aren’t you?!!

Here is the recipe:

Bacon and Egg Salad Sandwiches

8 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
4 strips of bacon, diced
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
8 slices white bread, crusts cut off

Roughly chop the hard-boiled eggs and put them in a medium bowl.

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Cook the bacon, and let drain on paper towels.

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Add the mayonnaise and mustard to the eggs, and mix with a fork. Then add the bacon. Taste, and season with salt and pepper.
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Spread the egg salad on each of 4 slices of bread, top each sandwich with another slice of bread, and cut corner to corner to make triangles. (Obviously that’s optional.)

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Serve immediately, or cover and chill for up to 3 hours before serving.

Obviously, one can change up the ratio of the eggs, bacon and mayonnaise in this mixture. Although less “healthy,” I really love mayonnaise, and would not enjoy an egg salad that is dry.

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I also imagine that some people would prefer more bacon, and that is A-OK. Change up the bread, too. Make this sandwich yours!

Normally I would add lettuce and a ripe tomato slice, but I think I’ll leave this sandwich alone as is. I added a few olives for fun, but a pickled asparagus spear or pepperoncini would be nice also.

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This little unobtrusive cookbook was a gift, and I’m still making recipes from it, like the shakshuka-style Cucurumao I made on Christmas morning that was a huge hit. If you love brunch inspiration, I highly recommend this gem!

54 thoughts on “Bacon Egg Salad

  1. I just had breakfast and this post created a hunger pang. For reasons neither one of us can entirely recall, we decided to punish ourselves by not brining any bacon with us to the bush this year. Think we’ll remedy that in February when we visit the big city.

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  2. I love egg sandwiches and I love bacon – why on earth have I never thought to combine the two?? Thanks for this great idea, I know what I’ll have for lunch tomorrow :-)

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  3. I love sandwiches. In fact, no other category of food takes me back to childhood quite like a sandwich. Except I liked ALL my sandwiches to be served open-faced. Yes, I was a 6-yo old food nerd. If for some silly reason my mother forgot about my preference for open-faced sandwiches, then I’d simply pull the sandwiches apart and serve them to myself open-faced. Do you think this bacon and egg salad sandwich could be pulled apart? GREG

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    • Hahahaha! In fact, as you can see, the main photo is open faced. Double bread is just too much bread!!! So funny about the particulars of food to a kid. One of my daughters wouldn’t let any of her food touch. She’s just now getting better at 30.

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  4. This looks like something I need to try ASAP! I’ve had a craving for an egg salad sandwich the last week or two, but I’m glad I held out until I saw this. Bacon and eggs(alad) – brilliant!

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