Two consecutive egg posts and hence the title. Else if you are on the wrong side of 30 you can have eggs just about once a week(Sunday ke Sunday) or so the Doctors say.
The title of this post has been suggested by my older one. I need to balance things out at home. After all he too would hopefully read the food diaries and all mentions about him are bound to "thrill". When it is to do with food, I am an optimist.
Another post about the ubiquitous sandwich . Remember it is one of my favorite food things. Typically for sandwiches almost anything can work as a good stuffing from last night's leftover curry to mutton cutlets.
But if it is an egg sandwich it had preferably be with boiled eggs. As Vir Sanghvi says, "For an egg sandwich to take a character of its own you need to use boiled eggs". Going by today's response(carried in my lunch box) I would agree with him. Sanghvi goes on to say that the boiled egg was rediscovered during the recession of 2008-2009. I would tend to think eggs never really went out of fashion even in upper middle class households. One restricted consumption purely for reasons of health.
Boiled egg sandwiches qualify as comfort food. Unpretentious in character and simple in terms of taste. They too bring back nostalgic childhood memories.
Boiled Egg Sandwich
Boiled eggs: 4( one egg should suffice for about four slices of bread). If you store your eggs in the refrigerator take them about half one hour before you need to boil them. Boil them in plenty of water to which some salt has been added, this prevents the eggs from cracking while boiling. And you thought it was really easy to make an egg sandwich eh!
Milk: 3/4 tbsps( roughly one tbsp per egg)
Tomato: 1, finely chopped
Fresh Green Coriander/Dhania Patta: Finely chopped
Salt: 1 tsp
Pepper: 2 tsp, freshly ground for that extra flavor enhancement
Mayonnaise: 2/3 tbsps
Boil the eggs and shell them.
Use a spoon to crush them coarsely so that the whites and the yolks mix well. Add the milk at this stage. Adding the milk( picked this tip from my friend S, yes the same one in whose house I had first sampled Khao Suey) keeps the sandwich soft and prevents the egg from drying even hours later. Bet you didn't know that.
Next add the chopped tomatoes and dhania patta( this was a last minute improvisation, there was some tomatoes and dhania patta leftover from the scrambled eggs made earlier).
Take two slices of brown bread. Apply some mayonnaise on the slices. Place the egg mixture on one of the slices, cover with the second slice. Wrap in an aluminium foil/butter paper and pack in your lunch box. You also have the option to eat immediately.
Cold sandwiches are convenient as ' to go' food.
Bon Apetit and Happy Cooking!