Egg salad is a great lunch for work or a picnic. You’ve got a variety of ways to crush the eggs, but the best way is with your hands.
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The Serious Eats Food Lab put four methods to the test: box grater, knife, whisk and crushing with your hands. Using your hands was the best. They explain:
Your hands are gentler than the hard wires of a whisk, allowing you to break down the yolks without over-crushing the whites. You end up with an egg salad that has nice big bites of egg white, all bound together in a rich, creamy mash of yolks and mayonnaise.
Using your hands requires fewer utensils. I’d suggest some plastic gloves to keep it sanitary, especially if you are serving the egg salad to guests.
Check out the other tips for making the best egg salad you’ve ever had.
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