the classic curried egg sandwich

I have to admit there’s nothing sexy bout an egg sandwich.

When you hear the words ‘egg sandwich’ images of a grey’ing egg mixture sitting untouched behind the glass counter in a sweaty plastic container at a take away shop might come to mind.

Now try and get that image out of your head.

So many egg sandwiches don’t do this classic meal justice I know, but I assure you that this easy recipe below is a good one, and using fresh ingredients makes for a surprising find. And trust me – I’m fussy when it comes to sandwiches.

The key to a good egg sandwich is obviously fresh eggs, crisp Iceberg lettuce, a light sprinkling of curry powder and a generous amount of good quality mayo. None of that low fat stuff here; whole egg mayonnaise is the best in my opinion. It’s simple really. And if the bread isn’t fresh – don’t even bother.

Make a tray of these sandwiches to take along to the picnic races or to serve at a kids party. Perfect for lunch in the park or to throw in to your littlies lunchbox. My Annabubby loves them.

Let’s bring these classic egg sambos back.

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the classic curried egg sandwich (you can so easily adjust the amount of ingredients based on how many sandwiches you want to make)

makes 1 tray of sandwiches

9 x eggs
Salt and freshly cracked pepper
A good couple of tablespoons of whole egg mayonnaise
A light sprinkling of curry powder
A loaf of freshly sliced bread (white or wholemeal)
Half an Iceberg lettuce, shredded

  • Place the eggs in a saucepan and cover with water. Pop the lid on. Bring it up to boiling point. Back the heat off to a simmer and take the lid off. Cook for 8 minutes.
  • Drain the water from the saucepan and place the eggs under the cold tap to cool.
  • Peel the eggs by cracking them against the bench and discard shells.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the boiled eggs and season well with salt and pepper.
  • Add the mayo and curry powder and mash together using a fork.
  • Spread a generous amount of the egg mixture over a slice of bread, top with the lettuce and sandwich between another slice of bread.
  • Using a serrated knife, cut in to triangles and arrange on a platter.

    Lo’s tips

  • If making these for a party or to take along to the picnic races, you can make the egg mixture the day before and put them together fresh that morning.
  • I use an egg timer which is a cheat to tell you when the eggs are hard boiled.

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Assembly line.

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Perfect for a picnic.

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Dropping in lunch to Cork Daddy.

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If you make these egg sandwiches please leave your comments below. xx

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