Wednesday, March 3, 2010

a lenten debate

ok, it probably seems like i am totally obsessing over tuna salad, but it is a pretty prominent component in the catholic diet at this time of year. and the conversation with josh about the sandwich-ready tuna salad got me to thinking...

i find it to be absolutely inherently wrong that tuna salad should ever contain hard boiled eggs. they are unnecessary and disgusting. i like my tuna salad laced with crisp bits of celery, pickles, and onion ONLY. no grapes, no water chestnuts, no apples, and definitely no eggs.

to my disappointment i ordered larosa's tuna hoagy to find it contained eggs. gag.

any thoughts for or against? does anyone think about this banal crap besides me?

8 comments:

Steve said...

Gotta have eggs. I can do without the onion, though.

For a nice twist, and to save tons of calories, I make it with unflavored Greek yogurt

JKNEPFLE said...

haha...I LIKE the eggs in it! But, to each his (or her) own. :)

Are you against hard boiled eggs in general or just in your tuna salad?

KrystalBall said...

I only eat my mom tuna salad because it has eggs. Eggs and onions. I also enjoy Subway's tuna salad, which is basically tuna, mayo, and a little lemon juice. Like Jknepfle said, to each their own. :)

k said...

steve- i will have to give that intriguing salad with greek yogurt a try.

josh- i must admit, i am fairly prejudice against hard boiled eggs. really eggs in general. the only egg i can say i actually like are deviled, all other preparations are merely tolerable

krystalball brings up a good point in that she prefers her mom's tuna salad to others. i am in total agreement that my mom's tuna salad is my preferred version. i can appreciate that initial exposure shapes future preferences. in other words, to each his or her own :)

JKNEPFLE said...

Agreed on the moms...mine made it with celery and hard boiled eggs, no onion. That's how I like it, too. :)

Have you ever put smoked salmon in deviled eggs? It's awesome! Got the idea from a breakfast buffet at the Paris hotel in Vegas. They made scrambled eggs with pieces of smoked salmon and it was awesome. It gives it a nice salty touch that somehow goes great with eggs. Give it a try!

watchmaker said...

With or without eggs is OK with me. Having the HB eggs to put in there would require some planning and extra effort on my part so that rarely happens. I can dig the pickles, onion and a bit of garlic powder as well. Not so hot on celery of any kind. Haven't tried lemon juice but maybe that's the piece I am missing when comparing mine to store-bought. And zeus forbid anybody try making this salad with Miracle Whip. Blech...

WestEnder said...

Eggs in tuna salad? I did not even know people were doing this. I would try it. I like eggs and I like egg salad sandwiches so I'd probably like it.

Patty said...

Just found your blog and LOVES it! I'm a foodie westside girl, too. :)

Tuna salad - I'm so picky about tuna and/or chicken salad. I'm not big on anything super crunchy, so celery, nuts and any type of fruit is out. Tuna, mayo, lemon, pepper, salt, dash of tabasco,relish and maybe celery salt - that's it. Eggs, I'm okay with.