Friday, March 25, 2011

Egg Salad Pinwheels


These dainty little sandwiches are an economical and tasty addition to an appetizer bar, tea or special luncheon. I was re-acquainted with them recently when I went to help my friend, Doreen, with some photography while she was preparing for an elegant tea that week. It is important to purchase the bread on the day of preparation, for easy rolling. You may need to call ahead and order a sandwich loaf, sliced in the opposite direction.

Ingredients:

• 1 fresh sandwich loaf, sliced lengthwise
• 10-12 cooked eggs, chopped
• 1/3 cup mayo
• 2 tsp whole grain mustard
• 1 Tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
• 1 tsp salt
• pepper
• unsalted butter for spreading

Method:

1. Boil eggs for 8 minutes. Drain water.
2. Cover with cold water and ice cubes. This will help the shells come off easier.
3. Chop cooled eggs and mix with mayonnaise, mustard, dill, salt and pepper. Set aside.
4. Set aside outer crusts of sandwich loaf for other uses. Trim remaining crusts from bread, using pizza cutter.
5. You should have about 5 long slices/strips.
6. Spread with butter and then with filling.
7. Cut each strip in half so that you have about ten 3X6” pieces.
8. Roll each strip up, starting at narrow end.
9. Lay side by side in flat container with a lid or Ziploc bag.
10. Refrigerate for the day or overnight.
11. To serve, cut into slices. Garnish with fresh dill. Yield: 40 - 50

13 comments:

  1. This brings back such happy memories of special teas at the convention Baptist Church I grew up in in Ontario! The ladies of the church provided wonderful fellowship times in the church basement with lovely tablecloths (not the paper variety!), vases each adorned with a sprig of flowers from someone's garden, nose tingling punch, and always a huge variety of aesthetically arranged & very dainty sandwiches to choose from... All rolled up with the crusts cut off. A child's DREAM! :) Thanks so much for the memory, and thanks to those special women, many of whom are long gone. I'm sure they were never recognized as talented and very artistic people! I think I'll make some of these soon for my children...

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  2. what a great addition to any party platter, thanks for the idea!

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  3. What a fun presentation for egg salad sandwiches. Love it!

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  4. I love this!

    One time I attended a "Women's Tea" where they had made the bread. They dyed the bread with red food coloring and made it pink! Gorgeous! They sliced and stacked it, alternating it with white bread and fillings in between and had some striped and some checked bread sandwiches. Memorable! But, you could make the bread any color that would go with a color theme, for a wedding or baby shower, or special event.

    I am adding this to my list of tea sandwiches which I have done a few times. Love your blog!

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  5. This looks great but for some reason i can't get a visual on what to do with the sandwich loaf. By sandwich loaf I assume you mean regular sliced sandwich bread?

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  6. We used to do carrot, beetroot and shredded lettuce in pinwheel sandwiches for the children's birthday parties (ages ago).

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  7. Becky, I think by loaf Anneliese is speaking of an unsliced loaf that she then slices length wise to make long strips which would be several inches wide and as long as your loaf.

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  8. I LOVE my egg salad recipe - it has cream cheese in it, but I never ever would have dreamed of using it like this. An amazing idea that I will remember to try one of these days. Thanks much for sharing!

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  9. Becky ... the sandwich loaf has to be pre-ordered at the bakery ...in-store bakery at Safeway or where you shop... sliced lengthwise (opposite direction) ... you get about 5 or 6 very long (long as the loaf)slices. You trim off the crust and then cut the lenth in half, unless you want extra large pinwheels. Rolling each slice up, starting at the narrow end.

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  10. YUM! What a beautiful way to present regular old egg salad! :-) I love dill in egg salad.

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  11. This looks wonderful! I love egg salad sandwiches so I am sure I would love this ;) Thanks for sharing ;)

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  12. These pinwheel sandwiches look so pretty. This was always a popular sandwich to serve at showers.

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  13. Thanks for the information on what kind of bread to use. I will be making these after Easter (using all the colored eggs)

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