With a little preparation the night before, you can serve mom breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day in only a matter of minutes with these Easy Creamy Egg Salad Canapes.
And what makes them even more apPEELing is that the creamy egg salad can be made the night before and quickly assembled on the cocktail bread in the morning way before mom has a chance to pop out of bed.
My mom was the inspiration for this recipe. Not because I’m going to make her breakfast in bed this year for Mother’s day (but we are going out to brunch), but because she makes the best deviled eggs! This recipe for Easy Creamy Egg Salad Canapés are my riff on her deviled eggs.
The ingredient list for making Creamy Egg Salad Canapes:
Hard-boiled eggs, celery, shallot, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, yellow mustard, salt, pepper, cocktail bread, and chopped chives. Find the complete printable recipe below.
The struggle was real:
I’ve always struggled with making hard boiled eggs that are easy to peel. Maybe you have to, and if you’re the same as me, I have a few little tips for you that will make your life SO much easier. Especially for making these Easy Creamy Egg Salad Canapes.
Make sure that the eggs you choose for boiling are not freshly purchased from the grocery store. The best eggs for hard boiling are the slightly older ones. The ones that you’ve had in your fridge for a few weeks. It may seem counterintuitive, but those are the ones that work the best.
Use the smallest pan possible to fit the number of eggs you’ve chosen to boil. This way as the water boils, the eggs don’t have room to bounce around into each other, which will lessen the chance that they’ll crack and break in the water.
Fill the pan with cold water to just above the eggs. Turn on the heat and bring the eggs to a boil. As soon as the eggs start to boil, turn the heat off and cover the pan. Allow the eggs to sit in the water for only 13 minutes (longer will result in that unsightly gray ring that surrounds the yolk). Run the cooked eggs under cold water and easily peel them when you’re ready to use.
Now that you know how to make easy-peel hard boiled eggs, make the Creamy Egg Salad the night before you plan on serving the canapes.
In the morning when you’re ready to serve, assembling the Creamy Egg Salad Canapes will take only minutes making them the perfect way to surprise mom on her special day with breakfast in bed.
These Easy Creamy Egg Salad Canapes can also be served as tasty appetizers for any sort of party or gathering. Just remember, if you’re serving them outside during the hot summer months, make sure not to let them sit out too long in the heat and keep them properly chilled while serving.
- 1 dozen hard-boiled eggs peeled and roughly chopped
- 2 ribs celery, finely diced
- 1 large shallot finely diced
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
- cocktail bread
- minced chives for garnish
In a large bowl, stir together the first 8 ingredients. Cover and chill for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight.
To serve spoon a heaping tablespoon of egg salad onto each cocktail bread slice and garnish with minced chives.
tools and equipment:
egg slicer or chef's knife
For additional tasty breakfast and or dessert treats that mom will also enjoy, please click on the following titles for:
- Blueberry Lemon Scones with Vanilla Icing
- Sweet Cherry Rolls with Almond Cream Cheese Glaze
- Raspberry Spice Monkey Bread
Happy Mother’s Day everybody, and a very special thank you to my mom for being a wonderful inspiration to me in so, so many ways! I love you, mom!!!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe for Easy Creamy Egg Salad Canapes as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you.
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Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!