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Best German Egg Salad with Capers

Best German Egg Salad with Capers

Learn how to make this simple yet delicious German egg salad with a delightful crunch and texture, courtesy of my father-in-law, Gerhard.

Made with hard-boiled eggs, pickles, pickle brine, capers, cheese, yellow mustard, mayo, miracle whip, and dill, it’s perfect for family gatherings or as a light meal.

Freshly made egg salad in a bowl, featuring hard-boiled eggs, pickles, capers, cheese, mustard, mayo, miracle whip, and dill.

My father-in-law, Gerhard, rarely cooks (except for grilling in the summer or upon request during cold months or making German hot mulled wine, Glühwein). He is, so to speak, my mother-in-law Beate’s kitchen helper.

He usually gathers herbs from the garden, onions from the cellar, and assists Beate in seasoning and peppering fish or poultry, or frying doughnuts and German-style twisted cookies.

Freshly made egg salad in a bowl, featuring hard-boiled eggs, capers, pickles, cheese, mustard, mayo, miracle whip, and dill.

However, every Christmas (his relatives typically come on the 25th evening for Brotzeit) or upon request, for over 40 years now, Gerhard has been making his self-invented egg salad, and it’s always a hit — it disappears first.

I am thrilled to finally share Gerhard’s world – BEST egg salad recipe with you on the blog.

Here are the ingredients used to make this recipe:

  • 8 hard-boiled eggs, cooled
  • 3 large dill pickles
  • A pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • 1/2 teaspoon mild yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Miracle whip
  • 3 tablespoons pickle brine
  • 1 teaspoon sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 70 g (2.5 oz) Gouda or Emmental cheese

How to make German egg – pickle salad

Peel boiled eggs, cut into pieces and place in an empty bowl. Finely chop the pickled cucumbers and add them to the bowl with the eggs.

Next, cut cheese into small cubes and add to egg mixture. Add mayonnaise, followed by Miracle Whip, pickle brine, oil, vinegar and capers and mix well.

Now stir in mustard, followed by dill. Season with a pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper.

Photo sequence demonstrating the preparation of German egg salad, from chopping hard-boiled eggs to adding capers, pickles, pickle brine,  cheese, mustard, mayo, miracle whip, and dill, and finally presenting the finished dish in a serving bowl.

Let the salad steep for at least an hour. Enjoy it with bread, baguette, or just like that, on its own.

Freshly made egg salad in a bowl, featuring hard-boiled eggs, capers, pickles, cheese, mustard, mayo, miracle whip, and dill.

Love this Egg Salad Recipe? Try my German Fleischsalat and German pickled cucumber recipes, too.

Best German Egg Salad with Capers

Learn how to make this simple yet delicious German egg salad with a delightful crunch and texture, courtesy of my father-in-law, Gerhard. Made with hard-boiled eggs, homemade dill pickles, pickle brine, capers, cheese, mustard, mayo, miracle whip, and dill, it's perfect for family gatherings or as a light meal.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Salad, Side Dishes, Snack
Cuisine: European, German
Keyword: egg pickle salad, Egg Salad, Low carb
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Ester | esterkocht.com

Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • Cutting board
  • Knife and spoon

Ingredients

  • 8 hard-boiled eggs , cooled
  • 3 dill pickles , large
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • ½ teaspoon yellow mustard , mild
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Miracle whip
  • 3 tablespoons pickle brine
  • 1 teaspoon sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill finely chopped
  • 70 g (2.5 oz) Gouda or Emmental cheese

Instructions

  • Peel boiled eggs, cut into pieces and place in an empty bowl.
  • Finely chop the pickled cucumbers and add them to the bowl with the eggs. Cut cheese into small cubes and add to egg mixture.
  • Add mayonnaise, followed by Miracle Whip, pickle brine, oil, vinegar and capers and mix well.
  • Now stir in mustard, followed by dill. Season with a pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • Let the salad steep for at least an hour. Enjoy it with bread, baguette, or just like that, on its own.

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German egg salad with caperns, dill, pickles, pickle brine and hard-boiled eggs.
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