Chop eggs in medium bowl using pastry blender or fork. Stir in seasoning mix ingredients or 2 1/2 tsp (12 mL) bulk seasoning mix ( see below) and mayonnaise. Stir in add ins, if desired (e.g. minced fresh herbs, finely chopped onion, celery, pickles or sun dried tomatoes or bacon bits). Serve on lettuce leaf, or use as a sandwich filling or cracker spread.
Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Scoop out yolks into medium bowl, mash with fork. Stir in seasoning mix or (2 1/2 tsp (12 mL) bulk seasoning mix (below) and mayonnaise. Spoon filling into egg white halves. Top with garnish, if desired (e.g. fresh herbs, paprika, small cooked shrimp, bacon bits, sliced pickles or olives).
Seasoning Mix: Bulk:
2 tsp ( (10 mL) dried chives
1/4 tsp (1 mL) onion powder
1/4 tsp (1 mL)) celery salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) dry mustard
pinch paprika 1 tsp (5 mL)
pinch black pepper 1 tsp (5 mL)
pinch cayenne 1/2 tsp (2 mL)
Combine seasonings in a small bowl; stir until blended. For bulk mix, store in glass jar; stir before using.