Bacon Egg Salad

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!

By Published On: January 26th, 201754 Comments

About the Author: Chef Mimi

As a self-taught home cook, with many years in the culinary profession, I am passionate about all things food-related. Especially eating!

54 Comments

  1. Travel Gourmet January 26, 2017 at 7:06 AM - Reply

    Simple is so often the best. Lovely sandwich which I know I’d enjoy for lunch or brunch :)

  2. chezlerevefrancais January 26, 2017 at 7:40 AM - Reply

    Definitely one of my favourites!

  3. Linda Duffin January 26, 2017 at 8:53 AM - Reply

    You’re right, I do want to eat that right now! I may have to go off and make a sandwich …

    • chef mimi January 26, 2017 at 5:34 PM - Reply

      Hahaha! I’m glad I didn’t make more than four eggs’ worth. It was all gone in one day!

      • Linda Duffin January 27, 2017 at 4:33 AM

        A whole day? It would have been gone in minutes in our house. :)

      • chef mimi January 27, 2017 at 10:19 AM

        Well it was just me. My husband won’t eat mayonnaise.

      • Linda Duffin January 27, 2017 at 10:22 AM

        :O

  4. Darya January 26, 2017 at 9:39 AM - Reply

    I love egg salad sandwich. Never made egg salad with bacon before, but I already know I will love it. Especially in a sandwich!

    • chef mimi January 26, 2017 at 5:34 PM - Reply

      I guess you could add a couple slices as well, but chopped in the egg salad is just perfection!

  5. Gerlinde @ Sunnycovechef January 26, 2017 at 10:55 AM - Reply

    Gayle Gabd’s recipes are great. Her pear cake recipe is my favorite. Who doesn’t like egg salad? This one looks fantastic.

    • chef mimi January 26, 2017 at 5:33 PM - Reply

      That’s what I thought?!! Who doesn’t like egg salad!

  6. francefougere January 26, 2017 at 11:29 AM - Reply

    Bacon and eggs – I am dreaming of an English breakfast with this delicious food to start morning – amitiés – france :)

  7. Jack & Barbra Donachy January 26, 2017 at 11:49 AM - Reply

    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.

    • chef mimi January 26, 2017 at 5:33 PM - Reply

      Oh wow. Well I apologize for making you crave it. I’m not as much of a bacon freak as some – I don’t want bacon chocolate or bacon ice cream, but it’s pretty good in egg salad!

  8. Loretta January 26, 2017 at 1:28 PM - Reply

    Love the addition of bacon in this bacon and egg salad sandwich. Yummm!

    • chef mimi January 26, 2017 at 5:31 PM - Reply

      It was complete! It’s the only way I can describe the sandwich!

  9. Cocoa & Lavender January 26, 2017 at 1:55 PM - Reply

    I love Gale Gand, and the egg salad looks pretty good, too.

  10. Lina January 26, 2017 at 2:01 PM - Reply

    Looks very good! I love sandwiches 😊

  11. Kiki January 26, 2017 at 5:04 PM - Reply

    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 :-)

  12. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso January 26, 2017 at 5:13 PM - Reply

    what a great way to start the day! The salad looks so very delicious and the eggs are perfectly cooked. :)

  13. Lisa @ cheergerm January 26, 2017 at 5:46 PM - Reply

    Nothing wrong with a simple ‘sanger’ (Aussie slang for sandwich.) looks delicious

  14. anotherfoodieblogger January 26, 2017 at 7:47 PM - Reply

    You are certainly right about that, I want a bacon egg salad sandwich RIGHT NOW! :D

  15. Laura @ Feast Wisely January 27, 2017 at 4:34 PM - Reply

    Yum what a sandwich filling Chef Mimi!

    • chef mimi January 27, 2017 at 5:56 PM - Reply

      I know! I’m still excited about it!

  16. Sarah 'n Spice January 27, 2017 at 4:43 PM - Reply

    NEED! This looks sooooooo good!

  17. Julie is Hostess At Heart January 27, 2017 at 6:47 PM - Reply

    What a beautiful sandwich. It sounds delicious to me. I love a good sandwich and I’ll be trying this one.

    • chef mimi January 28, 2017 at 7:27 AM - Reply

      THANK you Julie. It’s so simple, yet so incredible!

  18. Kim Bultman January 28, 2017 at 2:29 PM - Reply

    Mimi, thank you for bringing this sandwich to my attention. (Congrats on your first-ever sandwich post, too!) Win, win. :)

  19. Conor Bofin January 29, 2017 at 9:28 AM - Reply

    Simple and delicious Mimi. I approve.

  20. dishinwithdidi January 29, 2017 at 6:01 PM - Reply

    You had me at “egg salad”! The ratios are absolutely perfect for me Mimi!! ♥

  21. gypsygurl64 January 30, 2017 at 6:15 AM - Reply

    I’m not a fan of egg salad but I don’t care for eggs either. Maybe with bacon, it might be okay but I have a hard time with the texture of eggs! :)

    • chef mimi January 30, 2017 at 8:27 AM - Reply

      Oh, interesting! My life revolves around eggs! But you can’t love everything!

      • gypsygurl64 January 30, 2017 at 2:34 PM

        I wish it did. I watch cooking shows and people are so in love with eggs. I wish it was me but sadly I just don’t like them. :)

  22. staceygreenside January 30, 2017 at 7:13 PM - Reply

    this is awesome!

  23. Greg Henry (@sippitysup) January 31, 2017 at 9:46 AM - Reply

    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

    • chef mimi January 31, 2017 at 9:54 AM - Reply

      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.

  24. bitsandbreadcrumbs February 2, 2017 at 10:49 AM - Reply

    I am reading this and asking myself why I’ve never thought to put bacon in egg salad or egg and olive salad. Yum! A great idea.

  25. eliotthecat February 5, 2017 at 1:14 PM - Reply

    And, I find sandwiches so hard to photograph. You did a great job and I’m glad you featured this recipe. Yum!

  26. CakePants February 14, 2017 at 11:07 PM - Reply

    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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