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Recipe for The Best Egg Mayo Sandwiches
This recipe for the perfect egg mayo sandwiches is quick and easy to make. Adding the mayonnaise to the eggs makes a tasty creamy filling. I have included step-by-step instructions, videos, and photos. The ingredients are for a full tray, but it can easily be adjusted to make just one sandwich or only a few.
- 10 large eggs
- 20 slices bread (white or brown)
- Put the eggs gently into cold water and boil for 7 minutes.
- The water should cover the tops of the eggs.
- Add a couple of pinches of salt to the water as this will stop the eggs from cracking in the hot water.
- When boiled for 7 minutes, leave in hot water for a further 2 minutes.
- Pour out the hot water and add the cooked eggs to a bowl of cold water.
- Remove the shells from the eggs.
- If this is sometimes difficult, dip the egg back into the cold water and continue to strip all the shells from the eggs.
- Mash up the boiled eggs with a fork.
- First do this roughly into big pieces.
- Then continue to use the fork to make the boiled eggs into smaller pieces suitable for the egg mayo sandwiches.
Fresh parsley straight from a parsley plant really makes a difference with the taste. You can grow them in your own garden or buy a plant at the supermarket and leave it to grow in the pot in a sunny position in your kitchen. If you can not get fresh parsley you can use the dried packets too.
- Remove a bunch of the parsley from the plant and cut away the stalks.
- Chop up the parsley into smaller pieces.
- The amount and size of the chopped parsley depends on your own preference.
- I prefer to leave the parsley large enough so that it is clearly visible in the sandwich. This also brings out the fresh taste of this wonderful herb.
- Mix it well into the eggs in the bowl.
- Take a few large spoons of mayonnaise and put them into the bowl.
- The amount will again depend on your taste.
- The eggs should be moist and wet once everything is mixed.
- You can at this stage add some salt but only very little as the eggs do not really need that much to flavour it.
- Cover the bowl with cling film and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Butter your bread.
- Remove the egg mayonnaise from the fridge.
- Spread the mixture on the bread to make the sandwich.
- Cut the egg mayo sandwich in to triangles.
- Place on a large covered tray.
- Decorate with chopped up fresh parsley.
- Cover the sandwiches with cling film.
- Leave in fridge until needed.
Recipe for Egg Mayo Sandwiches
Questions & Answers
Question: How long will the egg mayo mixture keep in the fridge?
Answer: If the egg mayo is covered it will last 24 hours in the fridge.
L M Reid (author) from Ireland on May 27, 2020:
Yes Marion, add the mayo once you have mashed up the boiled eggs and added some salt.
Marion Paul on May 27, 2020:
Should one add mayonaise to the egg mixture?
L M Reid (author) from Ireland on November 12, 2018:
Hello Rosemarie, yes that is the beauty of egg mayo sandwiches. They are very versatile and you can add some extra ingredients to suit your own taste. My mother also adds some celery to her sandwich.
Rosemarie Ricks on October 21, 2018:
I make mine the same way but usually add finely minced fresh celery.
thanks for posting. Now I want a sandwich.
L M Reid (author) from Ireland on August 02, 2018:
Hello Peachy, Yes they are one of my favourite sandwiches at any time of the day too.
peachy from Home Sweet Home on June 12, 2018:
This Is great for breakfast and lunch Box meal
L M Reid (author) from Ireland on April 06, 2018:
Hello Helen, yes the egg mayo sandwiches are really delicious on white or brown bread.
Helen Keenan on February 19, 2018:
I've been making these for years. I always buy a 7 grain bread but last week I bought an egg sandwich at a grocery store. They use the same mayo but make the sandwiches on white bread. It was so gooshy and delicious I've decided to get a loaf of white and have available. Good eating!
L M Reid (author) from Ireland on August 27, 2017:
You could eat them the next day but not after that. But they would not taste very nice to be honest. It's always best to eat them the same day
Karen yen on August 27, 2017:
Can egg sandwich last for days if refrigerated?
Sherlee on July 04, 2017:
So yummy!!!I want to try it!
L M Reid (author) from Ireland on August 25, 2013:
Thanks Victoria, yes guests love the egg mayo sandwiches. A great party food
Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on July 12, 2013:
Well done! I love egg salad, and this looks like a great way to make a lot for guests. Nice hub!
Also, as Mike and RTallonni mentioned, egg salad can be made with a dash of mustard and some pickle relish, too. I love making it. Your version sounds good, too!
L M Reid (author) from Ireland on May 07, 2013:
Hello Zack. To be honest I have never used sweet mayo on my egg mayo sandwiches. I always use the normal one. Maybe the next time you are making the sandwiches you could make half and half and see which one tastes better. Would be interested in the results myself too.
zack on April 27, 2013:
Which mayo should i use. I found the sweet mayo and the normal one I would call it. Which is better for this recipe?
L M Reid (author) from Ireland on April 07, 2013:
Julie thanks for your comment I appreciate it. These Egg Mayo sandwiches are always a hit with visitors to my house
Julie on March 25, 2013:
very clear explanation..i like it!.thank you :-)
L M Reid (author) from Ireland on February 25, 2013:
Krytal the egg mayo sandwiches really taste very nice and are so easy to make. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment
krystal on February 20, 2013:
looking good. hungry while looking.
L M Reid (author) from Ireland on January 20, 2013:
Egg mayo sandwiches are my favorite and very easy to make.
Jae I am sure you will enjoy the taste. Thanks for trying them
Xman They really are worth making and so much tastier than those bought in shops.
Xman on January 15, 2013:
Looks very delicious. I want to make and bring to office for breakfast. Love it.
jae1d x x x x x x on August 09, 2012:
just made these about to try them :D
L M Reid (author) from Ireland on March 23, 2012:
You are welcome Laura, enjoy the sandwich!
Laura Monton Fookson on March 23, 2012:
thanks so much on how to do this sandwich spread. Am preparing it now...Yuuuuuuuummmmmy
L M Reid (author) from Ireland on March 04, 2012:
Yes egg mayo sandwiches are a great favorite of mine and my family. They are so easy to make and delicious.
Thank you everyone for taking the time to leave a comment
zim on January 24, 2012:
Its yummy and quite easy to make
Hajara mshel on November 29, 2011:
Wow!!! its yummy
Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on August 26, 2011:
Yummy!!! I have to bookmark this. Thank you for sharing.
saif113sb on July 22, 2011:
I usually do the simple and common scrambled egg. I want to try a different recipe now and I hope it will taste good...
so great information. thanks
mrkterhune on May 20, 2011:
Thanks for the recipe.
L M Reid (author) from Ireland on April 26, 2011:
Thanks everyone for reading my recipe and for your comments.
Yes everyone has their own way of cooking and making up their unique recipes especially when it comes to sanwiches. All of the suggestions here sound just as tasty too lol.
akintayo olubusola it is a shame you can not get any fresh parsely where you live. If you can buy dried parsely it will taste nearly as good. I have never tried egg mayo sandwich with lettuce mixed in the ingredients but I do add some lettuce leaves to the bread sometimes and that tastes fine.
RTalloni Thanks for the comment on my Irish hub too. Yes you can link to any of my hubs if you wish.
RTalloni on April 26, 2011:
These do look tasty.
Mike must be from the southern USA because he knows what an egg salad sandwich is.
Your version is different and I hope to try it soon because I grow my own parsley.
Our eggs salad is very similar, but has a bit of mustard, a good dose of sweet pickle relish, a nice dab of diced pimentos, with some salt and pepper to taste, the same amount of mayo as yours, no parsley. The eggs should be cooked the way you describe. :)
Love your Irish hub! I would like to link it to my Saint Patrick hub if you have no objection.
Karen N from United States on April 25, 2011:
Looks good, I usually add some relish to my egg salad sandwiches.
Mike on April 13, 2011:
Wow. I thought everyone knew how to make an "egg salad sandwich". You should ad diced sweet pickles as well. Gives it a sweet nice crunch. I also sometimes ad a little mustard.
Also you really shouldn't boil eggs but hard cook them. Put in pan just covered with water. Bring to rapid boil then cover and remove from heat. Let sit and cook in the water for 15 minutes then drain and put in cold water. This avoids the overcooked rubbery purple colored yolks.
akintayo olubusola on April 07, 2011:
Thank you for the step by step,made it very easy but in this part of Africa we dont have parsley I wonder can lettuce be substituted with it?
Christine from Dublin on January 18, 2011:
ooohhh they look so tasty, hungry now after reading that, maybe I'll go and make myself one.. Thanks for sharing Viking and a well laid out hub...
Garlic Angel :-)
Jaypyramid on December 21, 2010:
Viking they look so good. I love your clear explanation with good pictures.