Watercress Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

Watercress egg salad tea sandwiches recipe
Watercress egg salad tea sandwiches.

 The Spruce

  • Total: 18 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 8 mins
  • Yield: 16 sandwiches (8 to 16 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
78 Calories
7g Fat
2g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16 sandwiches (8 to 16 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 78
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 2g
Calcium 13mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This watercress and egg salad tea sandwich recipe is a traditional English tea sandwich akin to the watercress-egg salad served with afternoon tea at Harrods in London. The fresh watercress gives it a lightly peppery flavor.

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons herbed butter (softened, or softened plain butter)
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise (or mayonnaise alternative)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Paprika (to taste)
  • 8 slices bread
  • 1/2 cup watercress (fresh, chopped)
  • Optional: fresh parsley (chopped, to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Watercress Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches Recipe ingredients
    Gather the ingredients for watercress egg salad tea sandwiches.  The Spruce
  2. Hard boil the eggs, rinsing with cold water when they are done.

    Watercress egg salad tea sandwiches
    Hard boil the eggs.  The Spruce
  3. While the eggs are still warm, peel them and mash them with the butter, using a potato masher or a fork.

    Watercress Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches Recipe
    Peel the eggs and mash them with the butter. The Spruce 
  4. Stir the mayonnaise and spices into the egg mixture.

    Watercress egg salad tea sandwiches
    Stir the mayonnaise and spices.  The Spruce
  5. Spread the egg salad onto two slices of bread.

    Watercress egg salad tea sandwiches
    Spread the egg salad onto slices of bread.  The Spruce
  6. Add the watercress and the parsley, if using.

    Watercress egg salad tea sandwiches
    Add the watercress and the parsley. The Spruce 
  7. Top the watercress with the remaining two slices of bread.

    Watercress egg salad tea sandwiches
    Add the remaining two slices of bread.  The Spruce
  8. Remove the crusts and slice the sandwiches two times, diagonally, to make four tea sandwiches from each large sandwich.

    Watercress egg salad tea sandwiches
    Make four tea sandwiches.  The Spruce
  9. Serve and enjoy!

    Watercress egg salad tea sandwiches
    Watercress egg salad tea sandwiches.  The Spruce

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