open faced egg salad and salmon sandwiches

Categories: Fish and Seafood, Breads, Pizza, Tarts, Eggs, Posted by Sandy Bergsten


One recipe egg salad (recipe follows)

4 ounces of thinly sliced smoked salmon

2 slices of rustic country bread

Caviar or fresh dill sprigs, for garnish



Lightly toast the bread and allow to cool.

Top each slice of bread with a scoop of egg salad, spread to the edges. Drape with thin slices of smoked salmon. Garnish with a dollop of caviar or sprig of fresh dill.

Perfect with an arugula salad.

 Serves 2


egg salad


4 large eggs

2-3 tablespoons mayonnaise

½ teaspoon Dijon

½ cup finely chopped sweet onion

salt and pepper



Place four large eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil then lower the heat to barely a boil, simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.

Now for the secret to perfectly peeled eggs. Pour off the hot water and immediately cover the eggs with ice and cold water. Not only does this stop the cooking process, the eggs constrict slightly pulling away from their shells.

Drain the water from the pan. Shake the eggs in the drained pan until they bump into each other and crack all over. Then tap the end of each egg to discover its “air pocket”. This pocket reveals where there is a small space between the shell/membrane and the cooked egg. Under a slow stream of water, starting at the air pocket, gently peel the egg, shedding the shell and the membrane underneath. The shell should begin to slip off, if it doesn’t carefully search for the air pocket, then start again.

Place the peeled eggs on a paper towel to drain. Finely chop the eggs and place in a bowl. Finely chop a sweet onion to measure half a cup, add to the eggs. Season lightly with salt and freshly ground pepper and toss with a fork. Add two tablespoons of mayonnaise and half a teaspoon of Dijon mustard to the eggs. Stir well with a fork to combine and distribute the yolk. Add more mayonnaise if needed. Taste for seasoning.

The egg salad can be made a day in advance. Cover and refrigerate.

Serves 2-3

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