Saturday, April 11, 2009

Egg Salad Appetizers 2 Ways

Here are 2 easy and snazzy ways to eat your egg salad.

I love egg salad. Love it. I have a secret recipe that I will give out upon request.

You can eat this for lunch (as I did), or serve it as an appetizer for Easter, instead of the typical deviled eggs!

Dare to be different!

These first appetizers can be called involtini, which in Italian usually refers to a meat or fish rolled up with stuffing and then sliced.
You can call these sushi, they certainly look like sushi, and you are sort of using raw fish.
But let's just call them "smoked salmon roll-ups", because really, that's all they are.

Try and find a long piece of smoked salmon, one that you can cut into long rectangles.
Then you can slice them up into perfect little rounds for pretty hors d'oeuvres.
The slices I used for the photos were too short, therefore they came out a bit uneven. (My stomach didn't notice the difference, they still tasted good).

Stacey Snacks' Salmon Roll-ups:

Lay your smoked salmon strips on a cutting board and put a small amount of egg salad on the end of each slice of smoked salmon. You can put some dill sprigs or chives in with the salmon and roll tightly to form into bundles.

Place bundles in the fridge until ready to serve.
With a sharp knife, slice into rounds and place on serving dish. Garnish with snipped chives or fresh dill.

Next on the list are little whole wheat toasts.......mounded with a shmeer of mashed avocado a dollop of egg salad (what is a dollop anyway?) and a teaspoon of caviar (buy the cheapy stuff for this dish). Garnish with chives.


Susan said...

OK.....I'm beggin' for your secret egg salad recipe.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

How great do these look? I was planning to make deviled eggs for Pasquetta (Easter Monday) but now I need to go get some smoked salmon too! Please, please I need that egg salad recipe - asap.
(You can join Le Matte anytime you want - we're taking a road trip on Monday. You just have to be able to speak Italian.)

karen said...

I have become addicted to food blogs....yours is the best (I forward your link to my family and friends)!!!!! May I have your recipe?? thanks...and keep blogging!!!

Terri said...

I love your ideas, particularly the one with smoked salmon. I think I'm going to add that one to the menu Easter Sunday..

doggybloggy said...

you little shining star....these look great....of course I want the secret recipe- I make egg salad but I by no means have a secret recipe and now I want one....

Dana said...

Great creative ideas! They both look beautiful!

Bob said...

Oooo, very la de da. ;)

lisaiscooking said...

Great ideas, and I love smoked salmon!

StaceyEsq said...

Oh My God! LOVE egg salad! LOVE your amazing recipes! I think I would use belly lox for the roll-ups because that salty goodness would play very well with the egg salad (and I adore belly lox). And the avocado/egg salad combination is to die for. You know I'm going to hound you for your secret recipe, don't you?! Feel free to e-mail it to me as an early birthday gift (okay, my birthday is not until September, but I can eat a LOT of egg salad until then! Have a lovely (hopefully dry) weekend!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Your catering background really shines through on these, Stace. Wow! So simple, yet such a beautiful presentation.

I love egg salad, too. Pretty please, would you share it?

Appetizer #2 is equally brilliant. I have some avocados that need some loving really soon. What a great idea!

You have a gift in the kitchen, no doubt.

Stacey Snacks said...

I didn't realize what a stir I would be causing by writing it's a "secret" recipe.
It's really not!

Here it sounds basic, but it really is the best. Ask my friends, they always request it!

Basic Egg Salad Recipe: (you can add chives, or scallions, or top with caviar, or anchovies).
~ hard boiled eggs, mashed with a POTATO MASHER (important)
~ Hellman's mayo (NO lowfat or Miracle Whip)
~ tbsp of Gulden's spicy brown mustard
~ tbsp of pickle relish
~ salt and pepper


LaDue & Crew said...

I was just going to request it and then ~*poof*~ you posted it- yeah! These look gorgeous, Stace! I am so tired- can I just fly on over and invite myself in, since you've already made these... lol...

thepassionatecook said...

oh i wouldn't know which to choose so i'll just have both... may i?
i know i am going to have tons of eggs left over after tomorrow - the kids tend to love the egg fights, but never eat all of them!

Patsyk said...

What fun ideas! I love how you dressed up egg salad so that they can be delicious appys!

StaceyEsq said...

Thank you! Very happy to have the "not so secret" recipe!

melissa said...

All these words and all I hear is "EGG SALAD." I'm an egg salad fanatic, if there is such a thing. I love the salmon roll ups and they would be so easy to try.

Dollop is a funny word, isn't it?

I'm planning on making tuna salad and egg salad next weekend with my new homemade mayonnaise recipe. I'll be sure to try the potato masher thing.

Bluebird NY said...

I'm a big fan of your egg salad, so I just love both of these alternatives. Your presentation is really beautiful, as usual! XOXO

Elra said...

These are beautiful appetizer Stacey. You create something so simple and delectable dish that not just beautiful to look at but also sounds really delicious.

Lori Lynn said...

Both look fabulous. Love the word "shmeer!"

Krysta said...

so pretty!

everytime i hear dollop i hear the jingle...

a dollop, a dollop of daisy.

Sara said...

Both of these look so good! I'm not really into mayo, so I've been making egg salad recently with creme fraiche, it's delicious.

The Food Hunter said...

What wonderful ways to eat egg salad. Have a Happy Easter!

Culinary Cory said...

I LOVE egg salad and salmon. I'm going to have to try this soon. BTW: way cute "got milk" photo.

chefectomy said...

OK, totally looking for options right now regarding what to do with the eggs. Really great ideas Stacey.


RecipeGirl said...

Cute ideas! Wish I had actually remembered to dye eggs this year :(

kate said...

What a fantastic idea for the smoked salmon rolls!! I've always been on the fence when it comes to egg salad but this is such a great idea it might get me on board!

Colleen said...

These look beautiful! What elegant little apps!

Culinary Wannabe said...

I had totally forgotten about egg salad, until I went to the Masters last week and they have these incredible (and incredibly simple) egg salad sandwiches. I've had a hankering for it ever since. These are such cute ways to serve it!!

Rachael said...

I love the smoked salmon rolls. I just learned how to make my own sushi a couple of weeks ago and I love it. These look YUMMY!!

litterbox said...

Looks tasty. Will try to prepare it.

freefun0616 said...




Great post! Looks delicious. Can you please send a message my way with your secret egg salad recipe?