Egg Salad Sandwich with Crispy Leeks

January has been all kinds of crazy. My bank account got hacked, I realized my passport was expired 6 weeks before leaving the country, my dentist gave me sad news….and other, bigger, things that I’m keeping to myself. I don’t have triskaidekaphobia, but I’m starting to think I should, because 2013 pretty much hates me.

Egg Salad with Crispy Leeks

I’ve written about the importance of good friends before, but you never really realize how lucky you are until you need to call on them for support when life gets real. In one of my crazy lady moments, I called a friend crying and babbling about the goings on in my life, and she raced over with a bag of gummies, mini brownies, and Reese’s peanut butter cups. My other friend has been listening to me (not crying, I’m cool now) on the phone almost every night with offers of sleep overs and girlie movies. These two ladies know me, and when times are tough they have my back. I honestly couldn’t be happier.

Egg Salad with Crispy Leeks

Because of the wildness in my life, I’ve decided to give you something easy today. This is one of the best meals I’ve had all month. I love a good egg salad, I love the blog A Thought For Food, and I need things to be simple, so enjoy this magic piece of awesomeness. It’s the leeks that make it taste like heaven!

Egg Salad with Crispy Leeks

Egg Salad Sandwich with Crispy Leeks
Recipe taken from A Thought For Food
Serves 2

4 eggs
1 tsp fresh dill, chopped
1 shallot, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 fresh leek, green parts only, washed and sliced
1 tbsp butter
Slices of multigrain or whole wheat bread (I used a baguette)

Place the eggs in a pot and cover with cold tap water, until there is about an inch over the eggs. Set burner to high and bring the water to a rolling boil. Once it reaches that point, you can reduce the heat to low-medium. Cook for an additional 10 minutes. Once cooked, immediately remove from heat and run cold water over them, or immerse in an ice bath until completely cooled.

Peel the eggs and place in a medium-sized bowl. Begin mashing the eggs until the salad is fairly chunky. Add in the dill, olive oil, mustard, and shallot, and continue mashing until it reaches your desired consistency. Set bowl aside and begin working on the leeks.

In a pan, add the butter and set the burner to medium high heat. Once the butter has melted, add the leek greens and cook for 5-7 minutes, until browned.

To assemble an open-face sandwich: take one slice of bread and spoon half of the egg salad on top. Spread evenly across and then top with some of the crispy leeks. Repeat with other slices of bread.


  1. Hope things get better for you, and I’m sure soon enough you’ll be saying 2013 is the best year! I love egg salad, I’m going ot have to try it with crispy leeks soon!

  2. Awww sorry to hear things have been so rough for you lately. Hope it all starts looking up soon! Glad you have good friends to support you :)

    This egg salad looks fantastic! The addition of the leeks is right up my alley.

  3. When it rains, it pours. Never fear, sunnier skies are ahead! :)

    The egg salad sounds fantastic. You had me at crispy leeks!

  4. I hope things start looking up for you. And yes, a good friend is priceless! These egg sandwiches look great. And crispy leeks…..YUM!

  5. Sending positive energy your way! Hope things start looking up :)

    I’ve been meaning to make egg salad! I need to try to jazz it up with leeks I think :)

  6. Aww girl I wish I could give you a hug!!! First of all I have SO MUCH FAITH that everything is going to be okay on the passport front and we are going to have so much fun in New Orleans that it will at least make February awesome. Eating good food definitely will make things better also and this looks awesome. I love that there’s no mayo in it. Mmmm.

    If you ever need/want to talk I’m just an email/phone call away!!

  7. I’m so sorry to hear things have been so rough!! I hope it gets better, and quickly. Also, this egg salad looks pretty wonderful :)

  8. I’m sorry to hear abou tall this bad luck lately. :( I hope things get a little brighter for ya. This looks like one egg salad sandwich I’d adore!

  9. Goodness gracious! I hope your year gets better!

  10. Ooooooo. I am obsessed with the idea of eggs and crispy leeks!

  11. I’m so sorry to hear that life has been throwing you lemons lately, but I am glad that you have good friends and good food to make you feel better. I’m intrigued by these crispy leeks!

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