I’ll pretend this post is in honor of the London Olympics, but really I just had a mad pregnancy craving that needed to be satisfied!
Cravings are funny because they can be so random! One morning a friend asked me if there were any foods that made me sick just to think about and I said ‘eggs.’ And then I puked. But that very same afternoon, I got a hankering for the BEST egg sandwich I have ever tasted! It wasn’t the usual boring old egg sandwich… It was a recipe from Oprah’s website, which you can find here. But I made it better, because I am better than Oprah. Seems like my blog would get deleted for saying that. Heheheh.
Since I was in a sandwichy mood, I thought I’d also whip up the best chicken salad in the world. So follow me on a British journey, into the land of tea sandwiches!
Mmmmm droool. Satisfying a pregnancy craving is one of the best feelings in the world, even if after 2 bites you are over it. Let’s start with the egg salad:
Oh.My.Goodness. Egg and bacony heaven! The only things I really changed about Oprah’s recipe was that I used maple bacon instead of normal bacon and I used honey dijon mustard instead of plain dijon. Oh and I used half as much mayo… I think Ms. Winfrey likes her mayo a bit too much. Here is the recipe:
- 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped (I used good-quality eggs-none of those cheap, pale yellow Walmart eggs here! I save those ones for baking lol.)
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise , plus more for garnish
- 1 tablespoon honey Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon (scant) chopped tarragon
- salt and freshly ground pepper , to taste
- 5 strips maple bacon , cooked until crisp and then broken into small pieces
- 16 slices very thin whole wheat or white bread
- Chopped chives and parsley , for garnish
Now for the chicken salad recipe:
This is such a unique and refreshing sandwich filling! It tastes so good- trust me.
- 1 cup diced chicken (I used some leftover fried chicken from the night before,
and used that as an excuse to eat 500 calories worth of deep-fried skinbut you can use any type of cooked chicken.)
- 1/3 cup red grapes, cut in quarters
- 1/3 cup cucumber, chopped (Or you can use celery-you just need something crisp and refreshing!)
- 3 tablespoons of mayo (or you can use 6 if you are Oprah.)
- 2 green onions, diced
- salt and pepper, to taste.
After you’ve mixed up your fillings, you can start constructing the sammies!
For the chicken salad sandwiches I used really thinly sliced sourdough bread. It was a cute lil round loaf, and it suited my tea party perfectly!
(As though I need to explain how to construct, then cut a sandwich!) Here is a step-by-step photo, in case you have never made a sandwich before. Heheheheh.
For the egg sandwiches, use 2 tablespoons of the filling and pile it onto very thinly sliced white bread, then remove the crusts. I fed those to my kids for breakfast…what?!! It’s carby, bacony, eggy goodness! I served it with some chili mayo to dip it in and my kids thought it was pretty special. Mwahaha, little did they know, they were eating scraps!
This garnish was my favorite part- swipe one side of the sandwich with a teensy bit of mayo, and dip it in your chopped parsley and chives.
Mmmm tea sandwich glory! This made enough sandwiches to feed 4 hungry adults and 4 kids!
Let’s zoom in on this perfection. Mmmmmm. Those were good. Now I am drooling.
Well, I hope you have fun making some super flavorful and not-so-boring tea sandwiches! I’ve heard a lot of people are planning Olympic Closing Ceremony parties- so why not serve these?
I’m really not a fan of the Olympics, or sports in general, but why don’t you check out the best, most hilarious gymnastics routine EVER here. You’re welcome for that 😉
Well, happy Olympic Eating!