Egg Essentials: Egg Salad Tower on Rye

Andy Anderson !


I served this to my houseguests on Easter Sunday morning. It was a different approach to a typical breakfast.

This is a fun recipe to make, and it can either be assembled as a tower (for maximum presentation), or just as a humble sandwich… it is up to you.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top



  • 2 large
    eggs, medium/hard boiled
  • 3 slice
    bacon, uncured variety, chopped
  • 1 slice
    rye bread
  • 2 Tbsp
    mayonnaise, plain variety
  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet relish
  • 2 tsp
    brown mustard, i prefer grey poupon
  • 1 pinch
    sweet paprika
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • ·
    fresh lettuce, i prefer rocket, frisee, or arugula

How to Make Egg Essentials: Egg Salad Tower on Rye


  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Place the eggs into a pot of cool water.
  4. Bring up to the boil, then remove from the heat, cover, and let stand in the hot water for 9 minutes.
  5. Run the eggs under cold water, peel, and reserve.
  6. Place the bacon into a skillet over medium-low heat.
  7. Slowly cook the bacon until it begins to crisp, about 7 - 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from the skillet, drain on paper towels, and reserve.
  9. Cut the rye bread into small cubes.
  10. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of bacon grease from the skillet, increase the temperature to medium, and add the bread cubes.
  11. Toss in the hot skillet, until nicely browned, about 4 – 6 minutes, and reserve.
  12. Add the egg, mayonnaise, relish, mustard, paprika, salt, and pepper, to a small bowl, and use a fork to mix the ingredients.
  13. Do not break up the eggs too much; just enough to combine with the other ingredients.
  14. Chef’s Note: Do a final testing for proper seasoning.
  16. Add enough cubed bread to cover the bottom of the ring.
  17. Add a few leaves of lettuce.
  18. Add about 2 – 3 tablespoons of the egg salad.
  19. Cover with some chopped bacon, and press down.
  21. Add some lettuce to a plate, remove the ring, and sprinkle with some additional bread cubes, and bacon. Enjoy.
  22. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Egg Essentials: Egg Salad Tower on Rye

Course/Dish: Eggs
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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