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Easy egg salad
on November 26, 2011
This is exactly the tool I was looking for to dice my eggs for salad. Here's how I do it; it couldn't be easier. I'd been using two different tools to do the job that this performs all in one. Now I can eliminate the ancient wedging tool I was using. My old slicing tool is good for mushrooms and strawberries, though, so I'll keep that one. It has strong wires and works fine for harder jobs. The wires on this tool are perfect for hard boiled eggs, however and so far, they have served me well.
With both cutting disks open, I set the peeled hard boiled egg up on end in the base tilted slightly toward the hinge to allow for the close proximity of the wedging disk. By closing the wedge disk down over the egg I have lovely wedges if I want to add them as is to a green salad, but I seldom do that. Instead, I re-position the egg to lay down sideways in the base, then I close the slicing disk over it while I hold the unit inverted over the bowl so the resulting diced egg pieces fall right into it.
The two operations are enough to make a nice small dice that is just right for egg salad. I watched Timothy's video showing how he uses only the slicing disk and re-positions the egg twice, but I guess I'm not dexterous enough because I made a mess when I tried it. My method produces quite an acceptable dice and works better for me. I've been doing it for years with the two devices and am delighted I can now achieve the same result with just this one.
While the wires may not be strong enough for other things, they are perfect for eggs, giving clean cuts with little pressure. If you're an egg salad lover, I highly recommend this little gadget.