An Easy Way To Chop An Egg


Many of you may know this fun little trick, but it is one that makes me so happy I thought I would share it anyway!

I was at a deli about 10 yrs ago, taking a lunch break in the middle of a very long day of hair styling.  I ordered an egg salad sandwich, and was told I would have to wait a minute for her to mix up a new batch.  I stood and watched her whip out an egg slicer and chop up a dozen eggs using this method, in no time.  I had used one of these egg slicers to slice an egg, but had never thought about turning the egg sideways to slice a second time-it makes perfect little matchstick like egg pieces.  These are great for egg salad and any recipe that calls for chopped egg or just simply to top a salad.

egg slicer

Sliced egg

chopped egg with an egg slicer

The Ecko brand egg slicer I have pictured above is quite flimsy and the wires break easily, I would not recommend it.

This one from Amazon got great reviews.  It is a bit pricier, but after having 3 break on me, I am ready for a quality egg slicer.  This can be used to slice strawberries & mushrooms, and areviewer said she has even used it to slice a chunk of mozzarella cheese.

What are your favorite ways to use hard boiled eggs?

Want to know the perfect way to hard boil an egg? See this post.

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    August 11, 2010 at 3:34 am

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  • Aiming4Simple
    August 10, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    These slicers also work well for strawberries! I gave my last egg slicer away though.

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    August 10, 2010 at 11:39 pm

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  • Driftwood Girl @ Beauty and Inspiration
    August 10, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Ooh, I love chicken salad with grapes! I had it for the first time several years ago and was surprised at the way the flavors all went together. Never thought of turning the egg and I used to have one of those egg slicing gadgets!

  • Jenni
    August 10, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    My mom always used one of those too. It was pretty old and all metal…I think it will last forever! Also, on Amazon you can sign up for Amazon Prime for one month for free. You can get free shipping on most things. You can change your membership status as soon as you sign up to make sure it cancels at the end of the month so you don’t forget to do it later.

  • Marie @ Chocolate-Covered Chaos
    August 10, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    I used to have an egg slicer that I loved to use for egg salad. Then, the one wire pulled loose, and it didn’t work anymore:(
    I love how even the little egg pieces were, though. I need to get another one! Thanks for the reminder:)

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