This Spicy Egg Salad Sandwiches recipe is a nice spin on the classic egg salad recipe. This one packs a little kick to it thanks to the Hot Sauce.
You can pretty much use what kind of hot sauce you have on hand. You can use some Tabasco, Cholula or Frank's Hot Pepper Sauce which is what I typically use for this recipe.
🥚 How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs
Now you are probably wondering how to make the perfect hard-boiled egg. Here's how I like to do it.
Fill a pot with cold water. Add the eggs ensuring they are covered with water. Bring the water to a boil. Turn off the heat and cover and let sit for 13 minutes. Not 12 minutes. Not 14 minutes. 13 minutes.
Remove the eggs from the pot and place them in an ice bath for 5 minutes. This will prevent the eggs from cooking further AND make them easier to peel. Voila!
If you are fortunate enough to own a pressure cooker, you can also cook the eggs by following the directions in my Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs article.
🌶 How to Handle Hot Peppers
The capsaicin in hot peppers is what makes peppers hot. If you handle hot peppers gloveless, it’s a guarantee that you’re in for a nasty case of chili burn, both on your fingers and anywhere you rub. Like your face. Ouch!
Even if you wear disposable gloves, be careful about what you touch. The gloves are going to protect your fingers, but touching any part of your body with the gloves after you’ve handled hot peppers can lead to severe chili burn.
Resist the temptation to rub your eyes. Wait until you’ve removed your gloves and washed your hands thoroughly with soap.
🌡️ How Hot Are the Peppers
The Scoville Scale is the measurement that tells you the spiciness of a given type of pepper.
|Pepper Type||Scoville Rating (Heat)|
|Tabasco & Cayenne||30,000-50,000|
💭 Ingredient Substitution
I had a couple of buns that I needed to use before they got stale so that is what I used for this recipe. A nice variation would be using a bagel or even whole-wheat bread instead of a bun when making these egg salad sandwiches. My wife even likes to wrap this egg salad in lettuce!
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make these Spicy Egg Salad Sandwiches (see recipe card for quantities): Hard-Boiled Eggs, Mayonnaise, Red Onion, Celery, Hot Sauce, Jalapeños, Lettuce, Bagels, Salt, Ground Black Pepper and Paprika.
🥣 How to make Spicy Egg Salad Sandwiches
In a mixing bowl, peel the hard-boiled eggs and roughly chop.
Add the mayonnaise, red onions, celery, hot sauce and jalapeño. Toss lightly till combined.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and paprika to taste.
Place a layer of lettuce on each bun half. Top generously with the egg salad mixture. Top with the other half of the bun.
Spicy Egg Salad Sandwiches
- Bowl for Mixing
- 4 Hard-Boiled Eggs
- 3 tablespoon Mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoon Red Onion, finely diced
- ¼ Cup Celery, diced
- 1 teaspoon Hot Sauce
- 4 oz Fresh Jalapeño, diced
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon Paprika
- 2 leaves Lettuce
- 2 Buns, or bagels
- In a mixing bowl, peel the hard-boiled eggs and roughly chop.4 Hard-Boiled Eggs
- Add the mayonnaise, red onions, celery, hot sauce and jalapeño. Toss lightly till combined.3 tablespoon Mayonnaise, 3 tablespoon Red Onion, ¼ Cup Celery, 1 teaspoon Hot Sauce, 4 oz Fresh Jalapeño
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper and paprika to taste.¼ teaspoon Salt, ¼ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper, ⅛ teaspoon Paprika
- Place a layer of lettuce on each bun half. Top generously with the egg salad mixture. Top with the other half of the bun.2 leaves Lettuce, 2 Buns
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.