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The Egg Slicer - An Essential Kitchen Tool

Updated on October 4, 2013

So Much More Than an Egg Slicer!

I love my egg slicer and use it often. I have to admit, I use it mostly to make egg salad. But it's so much more. It can slice anything that isn't hard enough to bend the wires. It's even great for play dough. So rethink the egg slicer! I bet you can find something different to slice today right in your own kitchen.

Photo: chefdoughty.com

Tip For Slicing Eggs

Place your egg on the slicer horizontally and slice, then turn it a quarter turn and slice again, then slice a third time vertically with the egg point side up to create a finer chopped egg salad or a minced egg garnish.

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Egg Salad Sandwich

Makes 2 sandwiches

Three Peeled and Sliced Hard Cooked Eggs

Season with salt and pepper

Mix in mayonaisse as desired

Optional suggestions:

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp mustard

1/2 tsp paprika

minced onion

pickle relish

chopped black olives

bacon bits

cracked pepper

Spread mixture on your favorite bread (mine is honey wheatberry bread) and top with lettuce and tomatoes if desired.

Sometimes I enjoy egg salad like my mother used to make it for me as a child, plain egg salad on soft buttered bread with nothing else at all.

The Extra Heavy Duty Egg Slicer - Have you ever ruined an egg slicer?

This is my top pick if you're serious about using an egg slicer for more than just eggs. This one will easily slice cheese balls, mushrooms, potatoes and even hot dogs. Let your imagination go wild.

A Good Sturdy Regular Egg Slicer - Will do most of what you need it for.

This is my pick for a medium use slicer. It is advertised to slice apples and has good reviews. I would use it if you want it for soft fruits and vegetables, olives, and of course eggs. It costs a little more than a standard egg slicer, but it will last longer if you intend to use it often.

Regular Egg Slicers are Just Fine, Too - A cheaper egg slicer may be all you really need.

There are many good picks for a standard low end egg slicer. Most of them will do the job. Just make sure the wires aren't fragile or you'll be replacing it before you get your money's worth.

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Can You Think of Ten Ways to Use an Egg Slicer?

1. Eggs, of course

2. Strawberries

3. Mushrooms

4. Avocadoes

5. Olives

6. Soft Cheese

7. Bananas and other soft fruits

8. Butter Pats

9. Hot Dogs

10. Cooked Beets

and one for good measure: Play Dough!

Photos used with permission are credited in individual modules. Every other photo on this lens resides in original form in my personal collection.

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