Home Made Boiled Egg Sandwich: the Happy Union of Bread & Egg!

Proteins are the building blocks of your body. The tiny units will keep your body ready to face the world regardless of the challenges. Therefore it is important to include some form of protein in your daily meal. What could you get at an affordable price? Turn to the humble egg. It can help you to stay strong and energetic. Well, you have bought eggs, now what? Thankfully, you do not have to be a Michelin restaurant chef to cook it. It is alright to take the easy way out and make a delicious dish that requires no lengthy preparation. Opt for a boiled egg sandwich and have the yummy dish ready at breakfast time. There is no hard and fast rule to eat it either. An egg sandwich will be ready in a jiffy making it convenient to carry to work too.

History of this sandwich

Breakfast had been an elaborate affair when social niceties ruled. This changed in the 19th century when the smog-filled alleys of east London saw a group of workers ambling up to the dingy stalls for a cup of scalding tea and a sandwich wrapped in wax paper. The contents between the two enormous hunks of bread were varied, with every kind of stuffing imaginable. The idea of filling the stomach with meat so early in the morning led to lethargy making it a strict no-no eventually.

It was the Americans who embraced the casual culture when the boiled egg began to appear inside the sandwich instead of being served on specific egg cups popularized by the British Royalty. The world, ravaged by the World Wars in the early part of the 20th century, struggled to find sustenance affordably. The boiled egg sandwich reached all the shores of the world hand in hand with the Allied troops. It was embraced with open arms even as the might of the gigantic British Empire crumbled. Now, you have Europe, America, Asia, and Africa united over a pair of toasted/untoasted bread slices that nest the boiled egg seasoned to perfection.

What is a boiled egg sandwich?

Little did the Earl of Sandwich know that the food he created by encasing a large piece of meat within two chunks of bread, would go on to rule the world. A considerable improvement over the original sandwich, a breakfast favourite was introduced as the boiled egg sandwich in time. It contains a hard-boiled or soft-boiled egg packed rather tightly in between two slices of bread. The variety of bread is not specified, and you are free to use whatever takes your fancy. Feel free to butter up the bread before adding the chopped boiled egg to it. You may use cheese spread, mayonnaise, and pickles as well. It is truly food on the go, an ideal solution in keeping with the modern lifestyle.

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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Continental
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 4 Eggs
  • 8 Slices of Bread
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Continental
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 4 Eggs
  • 8 Slices of Bread
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Boil the eggs for 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Remove the eggs from water and remove the shells
  3. Spread the butter/cheese liberally over the bread slices
  4. Chop the boiled eggs and season them with salt and pepper
  5. Place it on a slice of bread and cover it with the other slice
  6. Serve it for breakfast or wrap it and place it in your lunch box
Recipe Notes

Variations:

You may use toasted bread. You are welcome to use buns, brown bread, Baguettes, or whole grain bread if you prefer it.

Mix the chopped eggs with mayonnaise for a creamy consistency.

Sprinkle fresh herbs or serve alongside pickles to improve the taste.

Use only egg whites if you want a healthier sandwich.

Forget rushing into the nearest coffee shop or patisserie for a sandwich. Make the boiled egg sandwich at home if you have a few minutes to spare. Bon App├ętit!

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