Friday's Fixin's: Fiddle Egg Salad

Last year, I had the great and wonderful opportunity to get to know Maili Halme Brocke.  She is an outrageously talented chef who is as nice as nice can be. Talent, smarts and kindness make for a real Silver Lining friend.

We bonded over our mutual desire to eat healthy, delicious food AND lose some lbs (especially after my “Fat and Happy Summer”).

Little did I know what was in store for me: The Chemo Diet.  I highly recommend and prefer Maili’s approach.

Maili “fiddled” around with her already delicious food to make them more geared toward weight loss, but still delicious…hence The Fiddle Diet. Isn’t that clever?  I just love it!

The Fiddle Circle of Food Happiness is about losing weight while eating the real food you love: “If it’s food, it’s on the diet!”



  • 6 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 6 Hard Boiled Egg Whites only
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat mayonnaise (I happen to use the reduced fat veganaise)
  • 2 teaspoons French’s mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • Place 12 whole eggs in a saucepan and cover them with at least an inch of water.
  • Place heat on high until water is boiling. As soon as water boils, turn the heat off and set a timer for 10 minutes.
  • Let eggs sit in the water for 10 minutes.
  • Then run under cold water until cool enough to peel (many people make the mistake of overcooking their eggs and then the outside of the yolks turns gray. This method with ensure you don’t overcook the eggs and then they will have the best flavor!)
  • Peel eggs and discard 6 of the yolks.
  • Place the eggs, low-fat mayonnaise, mustard and salt in a bowl.
  • Mash with a potato masher until everything is well combined and eggs are cut-up into small pieces. Stir with a spoon if you need to combine it more.
Nutritional Information:
  • Each 1/3 cup serving has 65 calories.
  • It has 6.3 grams of protein per serving and 4.1 grams of fat.

Maili recommends the Fiddle Egg Salad on an open-faced sandwich of high fiber bread or corn rye. You can also serve it on celery sticks or cucumber rounds. She has also seen it served in nasturtium flowers as an hors d’eovures at an afternoon tea.

Hope you enjoy this Silver Lining recipe!


Your body is a temple, not a drive-through.

~Author Unknown


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  2. says

    Hi! Maili is the very reason I "know" you! I may have mentioned she became a member of my family some hmmm 20(?) years ago. She is as you described, a truely gracious, loving person and I too am greatful to have her in my life. So greatful to have you there also!

  3. Ann Gursey says

    Love, love, love that darling Maili! She made my Lacey's Bat Mitzvah forever memorable.
    And, indulged my while I named each dish after a member of our family! Such fun and
    the best food ever. Egg salad Fiddle-style. Yum!