Perfect Egg Mayonnaise And Watercress

Recipe courtesy of Watercress.

Perfect Egg Mayonnaise And Watercress Sandwiches. How tasty!? Yum!! Hello friends, fancy making some afternoon tea sandwiches? These are also great for making Mum on Mother’s Day.

What better way to start the proceedings than with a classic egg and mayonnaise sandwich given added piquancy by fresh peppery watercress? 

More tea vicar!

Perfect Egg Mayonnaise And Watercress Sandwiches

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How To Make Perfect Egg Mayonnaise And Watercress Sandwiches:

The home-made mayonnaise in this recipe can also be substituted for 4 tbsp shop-bought mayo if you’re short on time. {We love yuzu mayo for this recipe}.

Makes 12 small triangular sandwiches

Prep time: 10 minutes || Cooking time: 8 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • Good handful watercress, roughly chopped
  • Salt and white pepper
  • 2 tbsp soft salted butter

For The Home-made Mayonnaise:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 50-100ml rapeseed oil
  • Salt to taste
Perfect Egg Mayonnaise And Watercress Sandwiches

Perfect Egg Mayonnaise And Watercress Sandwiches Method:

  1. Step One: Place the eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil then simmer for 6.5 minutes. Drain and run cold water over the eggs until they have completely cooled.
  2. Step Two: Next Make Your Mayonnaise. Put the egg yolk in the bowl of a food processor and pulse. Add in the mustard and white wine vinegar along with a pinch of salt then blend together. Next begin adding oil a few drops at a time, keeping the processor running the whole time and making sure each bit of oil is fully incorporated before adding the next. As you blend in more oil and the mayo starts to thicken, you can start adding it in very slightly larger quantities until you are steadily adding it in a thin stream. Keep adding oil until the desired consistency is reached (thick and holds its shape fairly well), although you must be careful not to add too much oil or the mayonnaise will split. Taste and add more salt if needed.
  3. Step Three: Peel the eggs, and mash them with a fork. Mix in 2 tablespoons of the mayo, then season to taste with salt and white pepper. 
  4. Step Four: Butter your slices of bread then spread thickly with the egg mixture before topping with plenty of chopped watercress. Add on the top slice of bread before cutting each sandwich into four neat triangles.  You can remove the crusts or not as you prefer!
Perfect Egg Mayonnaise And Watercress Sandwiches

Perfect Egg Mayonnaise And Watercress Sandwiches:

So what do you think about these Perfect Egg Mayonnaise And Watercress Sandwiches? Do you fancy making some? What would be your favourite afternoon sandwiches fillings?Mine would be egg mayonnaise, of course. Also tuna mayonnaise because these are both my favourites.

This recipe was created by Keri Astill-Frew who splits her time between being a development chef for The Watercress Company and building her own vegetarian and vegan catering business, V Dorset.

Keri has worked in top restaurants across the UK including a Michelin star hotel in Lancashire and a variety of fine dining restaurants and gastro-pubs in Dorset and Sussex. She is passionate about watercress, both as an ingredient and for its fantastic health benefits and is devoted to developing new and delicious ways for you to incorporate more of it into your diet.  

For more information and many more recipes please visit: The Watercress Company or Watercress.

Perfect Egg Mayonnaise And Watercress Sandwiches. Recipe Photography credits Lara Jane Thorpe.

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8 Comments

  1. eyeloveknots
    4th March 2019 / 9:22 pm

    Mmm, egg salad is my favorite!

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots

  2. helenfern
    29th March 2019 / 12:43 pm

    Those do look perfect! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – have a wonderful weekend.

    • 19th April 2019 / 11:28 am

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by 🙂

  3. Theresa Boedeker
    22nd February 2021 / 7:20 pm

    I want to come to your table for tea. Looking at the picture is making me hungry. Homemade mayo tastes wonderful.

  4. 28th February 2021 / 1:04 pm

    Egg sandwiches are my all time favourite, never for school or work lunchboxes because of the smell but always my first choice at a buffet! Yum!

    • 28th February 2021 / 6:02 pm

      Whoo I always choose them too at a buffet, Julie 🙂

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