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January 27, 2015

Egg Salad Bites

Egg Salad Bites ~ Quick & Easy Egg Salad recipe which can also be used on sandwiches - perfect snack or appetizer

A couple of days ago, I picked up a packet of ready made mini pie shells thinking it was the sweet kind. Got home and found that I picked up the savory pie shells.

I have put them aside as I had no idea what to do with them at first, but the other day we were having a light dinner that evening, and I made these Egg Salad Bites to snack on during the afternoon {we were also watching Rugby}

This has to be one of the most simplest Egg Salad recipes around, nothing weird added or loaded with bacon as one can get carried away with Egg Salad. These savory treats were just right to snack on and get us through to dinner time.

You can reduce the Mayonnaise, but I would not increase it with only 6 Eggs. I think this is just about the right ratio which we prefer and it worked deliciously served in the small Pie Shells.

Instead of topping the Egg Salad Bites with Chives, you can also chop the Chives finer and stir it into the Egg mixture - all up to you. Another awesome addition is some sharp Cheddar Cheese {and of course Bacon as I mentioned !}

The Egg Salad keeps very well in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 3 - 5 days and is always a winner on sandwiches too - great reason to make a double batch !


Egg Salad Bites



24 Bites

INGREDIENTS:

6 Hardboiled Eggs, mashed
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
24 Savory Mini Pie Shells  {store-bought or homemade}
Paprika, to sprinkle
Extra Black Pepper, to sprinkle  {optional}
Chives, chopped, to garnish  {optional}

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Add the Mayonnaise to the mashed Eggs - stir well to combine - season to taste with Salt and Pepper - chill for 1 hour.
2.) Fill each Pie Shell with the Egg mixture - sprinkle over Paprika and extra Black Pepper {if using}.
3.) Garnish with Chives and transfer to a serving plate.

Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Egg Salad Bites ~ Quick & Easy Egg Salad recipe which can also be used on sandwiches - perfect snack or appetizer


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16 comments:

  1. Linda, what is the brand of savory mini pie shells? I am wondering if I can get them here in CT?

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    1. Patty, I am sorry but I do not remember the name :/ I do remember that it was something imported from Spain {I think!} and I bought it at a supermarket in South-Africa {replying here as your e-mail is not attached to your comment}

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  2. these look delightful!

    found this on the Wednesday Roundup

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  3. How easy. This is a like an egg sandwich in a pie shell. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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  4. What a delicious appetizer. Looks like it turned out to be a good thing that you picked up the wrong shells!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  5. What a simple finger food for entertaining. Great idea. Out of curiosity, what were you planning to make if you had picked up sweet shells? Found this at #marvelousmonday #smartpartyplanning

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    1. Kelly, if I remember correctly, I wanted to fill them with some lemon curd and a meringue topping {still on the list though ! }

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  6. These look delicious! I love egg salad, so I'm sure I'll love your recipes. I'll have to look around and see if we have savory mini pie crusts here in the USA! Stopping by from Merry Monday link party and pinning to Pinterest!

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  7. Hi Linda, these sound delicious. I love a simple egg salad, it is hard to beat for sandwiches or snacking. Didn't know what rugby was until about six years ago, my hubby introduced me to it when we start dating. Now we both really enjoy watching a good rugby game!

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  8. Your Egg Salad Bites look and sound like a hit in my house for sure. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  9. These are so cute and look delicious! Thank you for linking up at The Wednesday Round Up and we hope to see you back next week!

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  10. What a great appetizer idea! These would be lovely at a cocktail party too. Thank you for sharing your Egg Salad Bites with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinned and will tweet :-)

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  11. This sounds like it would be fast and simple for a weekend lunch paired with a great salad. I wonder how they would hold up for a workday lunch. I will have to give them a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.

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