Egg sandwiches are a popular meal. They can also serve as a nutritional breakfast as well as a great snack. Egg sandwiches are extremely versatile and can be made in a variety of ways.
A boiled-egg sandwich is easy to make. It is also healthier than sandwiches with fried fillings. The best part is that, other than boiling the eggs, there is no cooking involved. So, it can easily be taught to your kids, allowing them to fix simple, healthy food without much hassle.
- Steps to Make Perfect Boiled Egg Sandwich
- Step 1. Mash the eggs
- Step 2. Add mayonnaise
- Step 3. Add chopped onions
- Step 4. Add chopped tomatoes
- Step 5. Add chopped capsicum
- Step 6. Put in chopped green chilies
- Step 7. Salt the mixture to your taste
- Step 8. Add ground pepper to your taste
- Step 9. Stir the mixture
- Step 10. Add shredded cheese
- Step 11. Slice the crusts off the bread (optional)
- Step 12. Butter the bread
- Step 13. Layer the filling over the bread
- Step 14. Top it with a layer of cheese
- Step 15. Cover with a buttered slice of bread
- Step 16. Cut the sandwich and serve
- Additional Tips
Steps to Make Perfect Boiled Egg Sandwich
Things you’ll need:
- Hard-boiled eggs, peeled – 3
- Mayonnaise – 2 to 3 teaspoons
- Onions (chopped) – about 3 teaspoons
- Tomatoes (chopped) – up to 3 teaspoons
- Capsicum (chopped) – about 3 teaspoons
- Green chilies (chopped) – up to 1 teaspoon
- Shredded cheese – 2 teaspoons + more
- Salt – to your taste
- Ground pepper – to your taste
- Bread – 4 slices
- Mixing bowl
- Knife and cutting board
- Measuring teaspoon
Step 1. Mash the eggs
Mash the boiled eggs with a fork. There is no need to go for an ultra-smooth texture. Keep it a bit coarse and crumbly.
If you've made a hefty supply of deviled eggs and have leftover hard-boiled eggs on hand, you can make great sandwiches from the rest of the lot.
Step 2. Add mayonnaise
You can add 2 to 3 teaspoons of mayonnaise to the mashed eggs.
Don’t go overboard with the mayonnaise, unless your taste buds are set for a gooey-textured filling. Start with smaller quantities and mix it in evenly. Add more if needed.
Step 3. Add chopped onions
Raw onions add that zing to the filling. Add 3 teaspoons of chopped onions to the bowl.
Step 4. Add chopped tomatoes
Add 3 teaspoons of chopped tomatoes. The distinctive tang of the raw tomatoes adds a nice flavor to the mix.
Tomatoes will considerably loosen the texture of the mixture. Add the tomatoes 1 teaspoon at a time and see how loose you like your filling.
Step 5. Add chopped capsicum
Add 3 teaspoons of the crunchy green chopped capsicum.
Step 6. Put in chopped green chilies
Add 1 teaspoon of chopped green chilies to the bowl. Go easy on the chilies if you’re not a fan of hot n’ spicy.
Step 7. Salt the mixture to your taste
Add salt to the mixture, as per your taste. Seasoning may be adjusted to your preference.
Step 8. Add ground pepper to your taste
Add ground black pepper to the mixture to your liking.
Step 9. Stir the mixture
Mix the ingredients thoroughly. Sneak a taste to see if the seasoning needs any adjustment.
Step 10. Add shredded cheese
Put 2 teaspoons of shredded cheese into the mixture. Mix the cheese in evenly with a fork. If you are a hardcore cheese fan, this should be enough to make this sandwich your favorite.
The filling is now ready.
Step 11. Slice the crusts off the bread (optional)
If you find the crust of the bread slices pesky to your taste buds, slice them off with a sharp knife.
While you may not like crusts in your sandwich, be informed that removing crusts results in loss of nutritional value in your bread.
Step 12. Butter the bread
Spread a layer of butter evenly on one side of a bread slice. The butter adds taste, while also preventing the bread from getting soggy from the filling.
Step 13. Layer the filling over the bread
Do not pile on the filling in uneven mounds. Spread an even layer over the buttered side of the bread.
Step 14. Top it with a layer of cheese
Spread some shredded cheese over the filling.
Step 15. Cover with a buttered slice of bread
Cover the filling with another buttered slice of bread. Be sure to keep the buttered side in contact with the filling. Don’t press the slices together or the filling will squeeze out.
Your sandwich is ready.
Step 16. Cut the sandwich and serve
Cut the sandwich diagonally into triangles or any other shape of your choice. Garnish accordingly before serving.
- You can substitute ranch salad dressing for the mayonnaise.
- Optionally, add mustard to your filling for a little hot and savory flavor.
- Remember, too much gooey filling amounts to soggy bread, which can be unappealing. Adjust the ingredients and their quantities to get a good textured filling that is flavorful but doesn’t make your bread soggy.
- While buttering your bread may keep the filling from making it soggy, many may not want that much butter on their bread. You can also use leafy greens like lettuce to contain the filling.
- You can also toast the bread a little to keep the crunch alive.