“Life is like a sandwich – the more you add to it, the better it becomes.” – Anonymous
Continuing the series on Breakfast with Egg Recipes, we’ll talk about Boiled Egg Sandwich today. [Part 1 was Mughlai Paratha, Part 2 was French Toast, Part 3 was Scrambled Eggs and Part 4 was Banana Pancake].
Sandwich became popular among the European aristocrats during the late 17th century as a late night meal. But the first use of the word “sandwich” was mentioned much later in 19th century. It was named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. During Montagu’s long hours of gambling he used to order meat in between two bread slices so as not to grease his hands and spoil the cards. Others saw this, got inspired and started ordering for the same food, eventually calling it sandwich.
As the quote above says, it is very true that the better the filling of the sandwich better is its feeling. The one I prepared was a very simple and quick to cook sandwich. You can check this other variation of egg sandwich. Poached egg seasoned with peppercorn and salt can also be used as a sandwich filling.
Preparation time: 6 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
- Bread slices (Pauruti): 6
- Eggs (Dim): 3
- Freshly grounded peppercorn for seasoning
- Salt to taste
- Cheese/ Butter or other fat spread
- Hard boil the eggs, and throw away the shell.
- Mash the eggs with a fork or potato masher and season accordingly with peppercorn and salt
- Spread each bread slice with softened butter
- Spread the mashed eggs over 3 of the bread slices and press lightly with the other three
- Cut the sandwiches diagonally and serve with chips or tomato sauce
Hot Tips – The ideal time to prepare hard boiled eggs is 10mins and then keep those for sometime in cold flowing water. If you want to have a soft boiled egg then just cook for 6 – 8 mins. I used whole wheat bread to prepare the sandwiches; the nutrition count is based on that.
Nutrition Calculator – 1 sandwich
|Total Carbohydrate 13.7gms|
|Dietary fiber 1.9gms|
|Total fat 16.9gms|
|Vitamin A 20%|
|Vitamin C 0%|