I loved my mom's egg salad growing up, but once I became responsible for peeling my own eggs, I stopped loving the salad. Recently I saw some creative moms on TikTok doing this "hard-boiled egg hack" and I just had to try it myself! Instead of boiling and shocking and peeling, this technique is to simply crack whole eggs into a pan and bake in a water bath! It's almost too good to be true. This shortcut, plus the spicy tang of a Sriracha or chili sauce made egg salad feel like a treat again. Hope you enjoy!

Makes 4 servings 


For the egg salad:

For a sandwich:

egg salad


  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Choose two oven safe dishes that can nestle together for a water bath. I used a loaf pan and a casserole dish.  
  2. Grease your smaller dish with butter, oil, or cooking spray. Full Moon Ghee would be incredible here! 
  3. Crack your eggs into your greased pan. No need to season now as they will be dressed later on. 
  4. Add your egg pan to your larger pan, and fill the larger pan about halfway with hot water to create a water bath. 
  5. Transfer dish to oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until eggs are just set. Be cautious of the boiling water when removing from oven. 
  6. While eggs are cooking, chop your celery. If you're going to make sandwiches, this is a good time to slice your lettuce and toast your bread too.
  7. Allow eggs to cool in loaf pan, then run a knife along the edges and tip pan out onto cutting board. Dice eggs to your desired size. 
  8. In a medium bowl, add your mayonnaise, Sriracha and seasonings. 
  9. Add eggs + celery to bowl and mix to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.  
  10. To enjoy, I toasted some thin slices of our Everything Seasoning Sandwich Bread, added a thick scoop of this egg salad, a piece of iceberg lettuce and a few pickled red onions. Yum! If you're packing it as a lunch for later in the day, pack crostinis or pretzels and eat it as a dip later on.  

 everything seasoning egg salad

May 20, 2022

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