It is always worth keeping a few hard-boiled eggs on hand. They are so easy to use for a quick lunch or even for a full dinner. Make up a batch when cooking other things then either put them in the fridge or pickle them.
An Egg Salad Sandwich is an easy standby for a quick lunch when the eggs are already cooked and the other ingredients are available without a trip out to the shop.
Two slices of a Bread, some Lettuce, an Egg, a Tomato and some Cucumber. Add some Salad Cream or Mayonnaise. A little Salt and Pepper to taste. What better for a quick lunch that includes a good amount of the Five a Day that helps to keeps us healthy.
- 2 Slices Wholemeal Bread
- Butter or Olive Spread
- 1 hard-boiled Egg
- Handful Shredded Lettuce
- 1 medium Tomato
- 1 Cucumber
- Salad Cream or Mayonnaise
- Spread Butter or Olive Spread onto one side of each of the slices of Bread. Set one on a plate with the buttered side facing upwards and the other on one side.
- Sprinkle the shredded Lettuce onto the bread on the plate, covering evenly. This version used a ready prepared version that could just be taken from the bag. Easy to shred a few whole lettuce leaves though.
- Thinly slice the Cucumber so that you have 4-5 pieces. Put the rest of it back in the fridge! Layer the slices over the Lettuce.
- Slice the Tomato so that there are 4 pieces plus the two rounded bits from each end. I tend to eat those with a bit of salt sprinkled on but you might want to put them in the sandwich. Layer on top of the Cucumber.
- Shell then thinly slice the Egg. Easiest way to get the slices is to use a wire Egg Slicer which is both quick and gives an even result. Layer the Egg on top of the Tomato.
- Sprinkle over some Salt and Pepper to taste.
- Add on a tablespoon of Salad Cream or Mayonnaise.
- Place the second slice of bread, Butter side down, on top.
- Slice in half then eat.
Not recommended as a sandwich for lunch boxes as the presence of tomato and salad cream will cause the Bread to get very soggy. Best eaten at a table. It is a very full sandwich where pieces of the filling can easily drop on to the plate. That usually means they end up on your lap if not sitting at a table.