Welcome to the Dark Side…of egg salad.

Even a Dark Lord needs to eat lunch. This egg salad gets it’s kick from a hefty dose of Tapatio. So good it hurts.

9 boiled eggs (no-fail boiled eggs recipe, here)
3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons yellow mustard
2 Tablespoons pickle relish
1/4 cup diced celery
1 Tablespoon Tapatio hot sauce

King’s Hawaiian sweet bread (or any soft bread)

Using the ‘no-fail’ method, boil your eggs and cool them.

Then get a small child to shell them for you. Just use a Jedi mind trick and make him do your bidding. Let’s hear it for child labor. Once shelled, then rough chop the eggs and set aside in a medium bowl.

Add the mayo, mustard, relish and celery.

Right now, the egg salad is just egg salad. Here’s where the punch comes in. Tapatio – it’s so spicily (not a word) delicious, you can’t deny how much it adds to plain ol’ egg salad. Add the Tapatio and carefully toss to incorporate but not break up the eggs. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Of course, I like this on toasted King’s Hawaiian bread, the sweetness of the bread cuts the heat and adds a nice toasty crunch to the soft egg salad.

Now, you know how much I LOVE Star Wars and I use the cookie cutters for darn near everything BUT cookies – so whether or not you want to cut the bread out in the shape of Vader’s head…

…well that is entirely up to you.

Either way it makes a nice lunch to serve to all the Imperial Troops.