Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Egg Salad Sandwich with Pickled Green Tomatoes

During one of my trips to the Greenmarket in late November, looking to break up the monotony of apples and root vegetables in my tote bag, I picked up a jar of GT1000s from the Rick's Picks' pickle stand. I usually don't care for pickles, but the description on the jar
persuaded me to give these a try: "curried green tomato condiment." Green tomatoes make me nostalgic for the years of my childhood that I spent in the South, and I am a sucker for curried anything, so the purchase seemed like a no-brainer at the time. However, like many of my more whimsical food purchases, the jar of tomatoes sat untouched in my pantry for a couple of months. It was only while making an old standby, my mother's recipe for egg salad, that I found a use for the GT1000s. I am glad I did, as the tomatoes added a nice component to one of my favorite sandwiches. I have since added the pickled green tomatoes to bratwurst and sliders with great results, but nothing beats them with egg salad.

Egg Salad Sandwich with Pickled Green Tomatoes
Makes enough egg salad for more than 1 sandwich
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. celery seeds
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 to 3 slices pickled green tomatoes
  • 2 slices sandwich bread
  1. Mix first 5 ingredients in a bowl. If mixture seems dry, add more mayonnaise. Taste for salt and pepper.
  2. Top one bread slice with egg salad. Top with tomatoes. Cover with second bread slice to make sandwich.


  1. Eddie,

    The egg salad I brought for lunch today is lame in comparison to your kicked up version....


  2. Thanks! I have my mother to thank for this wonderful egg salad recipe. The celery seed is the key ingredient, in my opinion.



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