Epic egg salad

Epic egg salad

main courses | serves 4

When they?re properly done, egg salads are out of this world. I?ve made a salad cream to ensure this old-school dish is top notch.

1.Marinate the anchovies in a bowl with the reserved oil, lemon zest and juice, and a little of the parsley and chives.
2. In a bowl, whisk together the salad cream ingredients, then season to taste and set aside.
3. Make the chilli salt by bashing the chilli and salt with a pestle and mortar. Set aside.
4. Boil the eggs in salted water for about 6 minutes, refresh in cold water until cool enough to handle, then peel each egg and set aside.
5. Arrange the lettuce leaves and chicory on a serving platter. Scatter over the remaining chopped parsley and chives, snip over the cress, then halve the eggs and placeon top. Sprinkle over some chilli salt and divide the anchovies between the eggs, drizzling over a little of the anchovy marinade too. Serve with the salad cream on the side ? so simple, so delicious.

Per serving 332 cals, 30.1g fat (3.7g saturated), 9.6g protein, 4.2g carbs, 2.9g sugars


Recipe Jamie Oliver
Photo David Loftus

from Issue 36


? 4 anchovies in olive oil, halved lengthways, reserving 1 tbsp of the oil
? Finely grated zest and juice of lemon
? A small bunch of flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
? A small bunch of chives, finely chopped
? 4 eggs
? 2 round lettuces, small inner leaves picked
? 1 red chicory, base finely sliced, leaves separated
? 1 white chicory, base finely sliced, leaves separated
? 1 x 20g punnet cress

Salad cream
? garlic clove, crushed
? 2 tsp dijon mustard
? 2 tbsp cider vinegar
? 6 tbsp rapeseed oil
? 3 tbsp buttermilk

Chilli salt
? 1 dried red chilli
? 3 tbsp sea salt

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