Talk:egg salad

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No more than the sum of its parts. We are not a recipe book and it seems like this definition has tried too hard to make egg salad seem more complex than it is. I've eaten my share and it's not always spread on a sandwhich, I've never had it with minced celery, and I've definitely had ones made differently by different people at different times in different places. They do have one thing in common though - they were all salad made of eggs. This is not in the online AHD, Collins, Encarta, or M-W either. It is in Wikipedia which relates it to a host of combinations on the "food + salad" theme. The most lexical thing I can see is that a UK synonym is given: egg mayonnaise. We know what Connel thinks, what do the rest think? — Hippietrail 15:54, 14 October 2005 (UTC)

The most dubious entry out of all of the Category:Eggs one I tagged, without a doubt. As for other salads...Caeser salad would probs be valid. tuna salad, nah. salad dressing, nah. salad bowl, maybe. chicken salad, same as egg salad. Delete it I reckon. fried egg and boiled egg I'd keep tho. Very amusing comment though: "it seems like this definition has tried too hard to make egg salad seem more complex than it is". -WF
Caeser salad is a misspelling. Delete. It should be Caesar salad, of course. —Stephen 09:46, 15 October 2005 (UTC)
Good to know you are a mind reader. I like it when it has the minced celery. --Connel MacKenzie 16:27, 14 October 2005 (UTC)
I just read the definition and thought "That's not an egg salad" - an egg salad is a salad with hard boied eggs. So, it has shown me (an Englishman) that the word means something else in the US. That seems a reasonable reason to keep it (and add the UK meaning sometime). As for Caesar salad and salade niçoise - yes we need these as it is not obvious from the name what they are made of. SemperBlotto 16:51, 14 October 2005 (UTC)
+1. I'm off for an egg and cress! -dmh 18:05, 14 October 2005 (UTC)
Unfortunately, to me this definition doesn't sound quite right either. And yes, I'm from the U.S. So I think this just proves that egg salad would be an interesting entry in a cookbook.--shark 02:06, 31 December 2005 (UTC)
Keep definitely, but isn't the term usually used as a modifier to a noun, more as an adjective that is, rather than as a noun all by its lonesome? If someone asked me if I wanted an "egg salad" I might think they meant a chef salad with, you know, lettuce and the like. An egg salad sandwich is a totally different matter. Davilla 12:20, 20 October 2005 (UTC)
That's another point for it actually: The egg salad that goes on sandwiches is uncountable. If you ask for an egg salad, you're asking for something countable, thus something else. (As for being a modifier, it's been discussed here often enough that a noun being used attributively isn't necessarily an adjective...) —Muke Tever 19:58, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

Delete. Sticking with, if you can look up each word separately and understand what it means, a separate entry is not needed for both words together. In other words, an entry for borscht is reasonable, but I don't need one for beet soup.--shark 02:06, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

Keep - it is not a salad made of egg - Παρατηρητής 11:48, 1 January 2006 (UTC)