Saturday, January 9, 2016

Tuna Egg Salad Sandwiches

 I love tuna salad and I also love egg salad so why not mix them together?  When I make this I always chop my eggs with an egg slicer.  Slice them once and then turn them and slice again and you have perfect uniform pieces to make into salad.

 Tuna salad is a lot like coleslaw, everyone makes it differently.  I like to add small cubes of carrot to mine.  I usually add celery but when I went to pick some, I found that all of mine had frozen.  So, though we have barely had winter, we've had enough to kill my goddamn celery.  I used celery seed instead.  For 4 large sandwiches I used 2 cans of tuna.

 I added 8 hard boiled eggs.

 Add salt and pepper to taste and about 1/2 cup of mayonnaise. I also added about 4 diced dill pickles. I make this on the dry side because I don't want it to make the buns soggy.

 I made these on the ciabatta rolls I baked the other day. I've been getting wonderful lettuce in my CSA box so I used it to line the buns.  Lining the buns with lettuce also helps keep the buns from getting soggy.  I made these for my kid's lunches so they were not eaten immediately.

 I placed 3 big scoops of salad on the bun and spread it out a bit.

And topped it with a different lettuce variety.  Then I forgot to take a pick of the finished sandwich but I was told they were very good. 

It is warm and sunny here today and will be in the upper 50's.  We are being told that winter will arrive tomorrow.  I'll believe it when I see it.  My daffodils are ready to bloom.

6 comments:

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

They look as delicious as I know they must taste :-)

Still snowing here and more is on the way, they say we'll get 32 temperatures for a day or two anf then it'll drop dramatically again.

Have a great day!
Christer.

Guillaume said...

I love both kinds of sandwiches (when they are well made), so mixing both fillings is a brilliant idea. It reminds me of the tuna pies my mother used to make, which had boiled eggs in them too.

laurie said...

oh my gosh they did bloom, I was wondering about them!
Great sandwiches!

Ellen in Oregon said...

My condolences on your frozen celery. I always put a pinch of celery seed in my tuna salad. It really gives it great flavor boost. I made your recipe for the Texas Hots today for lunch & it was a huge success. Thanks for another"keeper" recipe.

chickpea678 said...

Sounds yummy and on my to-make list :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well..for heaven's sakes! No more trying to mash with a fork or messing up the processor. This is how I will prepare my eggs for egg salad from now on. :) It's the "little things" isn't it??
Hugs!!