I grew up attending the Masters every spring, and the egg salad sandwich was always a favorite choice from their concession stands while walking the course. 

This copycat recipe is surprisingly easy and delicious. Perfect to serve during a Masters viewing party

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A bowl of Masters egg salad with very small chopped up eggs in a creamy texture

What’s the secret recipe?

Here is the tricky part: This creamy egg salad recipe has been carefully kept a secret. However, I have meticulously created this copycat recipe using the ingredients listed on a sandwich bag I brought home from the Masters tournament many years ago.

According to the Augusta National’s website, the sandwich was first served at the tournament in the 1950s and has been a favorite choice among patrons ever since.

Why This Copycat Recipe Is Authentic

Many Masters egg salad copycat recipes on the internet add all kinds of ingredients that Augusta National Golf Club does not have in their egg salad. There is no olive oil, mustard, celery, black pepper, or seasoning in a proper copycat recipe. 

How do I know? I live in Augusta, Georgia, and have attended the Masters since high school. I now have 15 grandkids, so that might give you a perspective on how long I have been going.

Each year I bring home bags of concession stand items to give to family members that did not get to attend. I save the bags for reference, checking to see if they have changed their recipe. This is the way I have developed all of my famous Masters recipes.

However, if Augusta National has something extraordinary, they leave it alone. It’s all about tradition. I am confident the list of ingredients has stayed the same.

Augusta National focuses on perfection—not big and showy perfection but simple perfection in every tiny detail, like this egg salad recipe.

open cookbook showing 2 pages with recipes of masters egg salad and masters poundcake. iphone with cover of cookbook on it.

Recipe Ingredients

This recipe might surprise you because it seems too simple. But the tradition of high-quality, fresh ingredients is the key to the sumptuous egg salad served on the course in Augusta.

Ingredients for Masters egg salad a dozen eggs Dukes real mayonnaise paprika and white bread

Could this be the “secret” ingredient? 

Now I don’t want to start a war! However, southerners are passionate about their mayonnaise. The ingredients on the sandwich bag did not name any specific mayo. However, I have gone word by word and compared the mayo used in the Masters’s egg salad vs. southerners beloved southern, Duke’s Real Mayonnaise.

To keep your egg salad as authentic are possible, I feel it’s worth picking up a jar of Duke’s Real Mayonnaise when you make this copycat recipe.

🏆 If you think there is a better southern mayo, share your favorites with me in the comments below. 

Step-By-Step Instructions

With a few simple tips, you can make homemade egg salad just like what is served at the Masters.

Prepare The Eggs

  1. Carefully place room-temperature eggs in a single layer in a pot of cold water. Be sure to use a pan large enough to give them plenty of room to move around.
Eggs in a large bowl of water with plenty of room when you're ready to boil them
  1. Bring the pot to a rolling boil over high heat. Once it starts a hard boil set your time for 7 minutes. 
  2. When the time is up, take the pan off the heat, cover it, and let it stand on the burner for 5 more minutes.
  3. Drain the hot water from the pan and immediately fill it with ice and a cup of cold water.  This polar plunge will make the eggshells come off quickly.  
  4. To peel the eggs, tap and then roll on your counter to break the egg shell. Peel and then rince the egg under cool water to remove any small pices of shell. 
  5. When the hard-boiled eggs are cool, chop them into small, even-sized pieces. The whites should be small pieces the size of peas. I like to use my Vegetable Chopper. I slice my egg longwise into three slices and then push them through the food dicer.
Jumping eggs on a cutting board with a special Chopper to make them into small king size pizzas

However, you could use a sharp knife or food processor for this step. Be careful not to process eggs smaller than green pea size. Place the chopped eggs in a medium bowl.

🥚Tip: Using eggs that are a few weeks old instead of fresh eggs for this recipe helps with peeling the egg shells off more easily after boiling. The older eggs have a higher pH level, making the albumen (egg white) less acidic and causing it to stick less to the shell membranes, making the peeling process smoother

Mixing The  Egg Salad

  1. Add the mayo and paprika on top of the chopped eggs.
  2. Using a large spoon, blend until the egg yokes and mayonnaise form a creamy consistency. Salt to taste.

💡Authentic Tip: The Masters egg salad is creamy and almost smooth.

Masters egg salad sandwich next to a bowl of egg salad along with Master souvenirs towels golf tees and golf ball

Assembling The Sandwich

🔑 Ok, I’m giving you the key to the perfect Masters Golf Tournament egg salad sandwiches. The egg salad must be served on really fresh, soft white bread.

  1. Lay two slices of white sandwich bread on your cutting board. Scoop 1/3 cup of the egg salad onto the bread.
  2. Using the back of your spoon or a butter knife, spread the egg salad evenly up to the edges of the crust.
  3. Cut the sandwich in half to form two triangles.
  4. Place the sandwich in a green sandwich bag to serve. 

💡 Authentic Tip: Serve your Master’s sandwiches in green bags.  I keep a box of green sandwich bags on hand when I am hosting a Masters Viewing Party.

Masters egg salad sandwich in a green bag.
Masters Egg Salad Sandwich, Augusta, GA

Fun Facts About The Masters Golf Tournament Egg Salad

Since 1934, the Masters Tournament has been home to some of golf’s most memorable moments while patrons enjoyed eating the traditional recipes served in the concession stands.

girl holding masters egg salad sandwich with a masters golf shirt on

How Much Is An Egg Salad Sandwich At the Masters?

The delicious and inexpensive food served at the concession stands is part of the ambiance of being at the Masters Tournament. The egg salad sandwich will set you back at just $1.50!

Augusta National has always been notorious for having inexpensive concession foods. In fact, the Masters has the cheapest and most unique choices of sports concessions of any major sporting event!

Sandwiches at the Masters concession stand
Top 3 Sandwiches Served At The Masters

Why is food so cheap at the Masters?

Concession food is inexpensive at the Masters because Augusta National does not need to make a big profit from its food sales. They focus on making the experience for their patrons a high-class, fun event, and part of this experience includes inexpensive food and drink choices.

The best part is you could walk the course all day, stopping at each concession stand for snacks along the way, and only spend $30 a day. This also includes some great beer choices!

What is the most popular food served at the Masters?

For years the most popular food served at the Masters has been their Pimento Cheese Sandwich The egg salad sandwich is running a close second.

However, the National is constantly adding new food items for patrons to enjoy. Climbing the great Masters foods list is their Chicken Salad Sandwich and Peach Ice Cream Sandwich.

Menu sign at the Masters golf tournament with yellow flowers around bottom
Masters Tournament Menu Board
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watercolor art recipe cards for Masters pimento cheese and Augusta National pound cake that can be printed and framed.

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Masters egg salad in a bowl and a sandwich on White Bread golf tees Masters ball and Masters towel near them
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The Iconic Masters Egg Salad Sandwich Copycat Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 sandwiches
 I'm going to teach you the secrets to making the Masters Tournament's famous egg salad sandwich.   I have tips and personal insights to help you make an authentic version of this famous creamy southern egg salad. 

Note: Be sure to read through the recipe’s post for tips and details about this recipe.

Ingredients
 

  • 12 eggs, large
  • 1 cup mayonnaise, Dukes Real Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • salt, salt to taste
  • 12 slices white bread, Be sure the bread is very fresh and soft.

Instructions
 

Prepare The Eggs

  • Carefully place room temperature eggs single layer in a pot of cold water. Be sure to use a pan large enough to give them plenty of room to move around.
    12 eggs
  • Bring the pot to a rolling boil over high heat. Once it starts a hard boil set your time for 7 minutes.
  • When the time is up, take the pan off the heat, cover it, and let it stand on the burner for 5 more minutes.
  • Drain the hot water from the pan and immediately fill it with ice and a cup of cold water. This polar plunge will make the eggshells come off easily.
  • To peel the eggs, tap and then roll on your counter to break the egg shell. Peel and then rince the egg under cool water to remove any small pices of shell.
  • When the hard-boiled eggs are cool, chop them into small, even-sized pieces. The whites should be small pieces the size of peas. I like to use my Vegetable Chopper. I slice my egg longwise into three slices and then push them through the food dicer. However, you could use a sharp knife or food processor for this step. Be careful not to process eggs smaller than green pea size. Place the chopped eggs in a medium bowl.

Mixing The Egg Salad

  • Add the mayo and paprika on top of the chopped eggs.
    1 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • Using a large spoon, blend until the egg yokes and mayonnaise form a creamy consistency. Salt to taste.
    salt

Assemble The Sandwiches

  • Lay two slices of white sandwich bread on your cutting board. Scoop 1/3 cup of the egg salad onto the bread.
    12 slices white bread
  • Using the back of your spoon or a butter knife, spread the egg salad evenly up to the edges of the crust.
  • Cut the sandwich in half to form two triangles.
  • Place the sandwich in a green sandwich bag to serve.

Notes

Make Ahead Instructions
  1. Mix up the recipe according to the recipe card directions.
  2. Place the egg salad into an airtight container. Before putting the lid on, lay a piece of plastic wrap over the top of the egg salad, pressing around the edges for a tight seal. This will help the mayo not dry out and change color. 
  3. Place the container’s airtight lid onto the container. 
  4. I like to place a piece of washi tape on the lid with the date made written on.
 
Serving: 1sandwich, Calories: 515kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 38g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 19g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 343mg, Sodium: 601mg, Potassium: 189mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 541IU, Calcium: 158mg, Iron: 3mg
Cuisine: American Classic
Course: Salad
Author: Gina Dickson

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