Monday, May 5, 2014

620. Egg Sandwich

Western boiled egg sandwiches are so nutritious and yet I feel we compromise their value with the invariable addition of mayonnaise. Iraqi boiled egg sandwiches don't use mayonnaise at all.
To leave out the bad without giving up the creaminess mayonnaise lends to the mixture, I opted to use lebna, strained yogurt, or Greek yogurt. A sprinkling of fresh herbs and a touch of hotsauce like tobasco and we have a very convenient and healthy delicious mixture ready to spread on a piece of (artisan?) bread and garnish to personal taste. I garnished with avocado, but it is also delicious without any additions.


8 eggs
1/2 cup lebna or greek yogurt
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp hotsauce Tobasco
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper


Submerge the eggs in cold water and bring to a boil. Boil for 12 minutes.
Peel the eggs, mash with a fork in a bowl and set aside to cool.
Mix in the rest of the ingredients with the mashed eggs and stir well to combine.
Serve in sandwiched or on a slice of bread as an open-faced sandwich with desired toppings.

 صحة و عافية


Anonymous said...

Marhaba Maryam...very nice twist, i too find mayo just too heavy and rich. heres one thing we like to do..mind you nothing like western with tines of fork mash a hard boiled egg till well crumbled..sprinkle with one heaping teaspoon and one or two tbls spoons of olive oil..mix and spread on warm toast or scoop with very fresh khobiz..accompany with some good tea..Nadia

Maryam Mohammed said...

Ahlan Nadia, that sounds amazing, and I love zaatar, so it's perfect!
Would you mind if I put it on the blog some time? It would be a good friend to your cabbage salad ;)

Anonymous said...

sure! ..try it let me know..the proportions i wrote are for one egg..we usually just do them indivually ..per person on plate or toast. your blog always an inspiration with great ideas, recipes and info and would be honored if u felt it worthy of a mention...

Maryam Mohammed said...

Thanks so much! It's a privilege having your valuable comments an input in this blog.