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hardboiled eggs + smoked salmon = sandwich?

Glencora Apr 8, 2007 06:18 PM

I have leftover hardboiled eggs from Easter, as well as some smoked salmon and I'm sure I can make a sandwich somehow but I could use some help tweaking it into something really nice. Should I make egg salad, or just slice the eggs? Add mayo, mustard, any herbs, green onions? Maybe open-faced? Or should I just make deviled eggs with the salmon instead? What would you do?

  1. Glencora Apr 9, 2007 07:30 PM

    I actually made two sandwiches. One egg salad with horseradish. Another with some arugula I found growing in the garden. Since I was trying to make do with what I had around the house, I didn't include caviar! Thanks for all the great ideas. I only wish I had more salmon. (I still have plenty of eggs.)

    1. roxhills Apr 9, 2007 01:06 PM

      The new Barefoot Contessa book has a recipe for a smoked salmon tartine that is made of egg salad with lots of dill and grainy mustard served on thinly sliced multi-grain bread with sliced smoked slamon on top (open face). It is delicious.

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        smtucker Apr 8, 2007 07:41 PM

        use a dark rye bread or cracker, and you can't go wrong. Sliced egg, dill, salmon as the primary ingredients.... I hear caviar is great as a topper or a dab of thickened yogurt or creme fraiche.

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        1. re: smtucker
          Sam Fujisaka Apr 8, 2007 08:18 PM

          Caviar with either egg or salmon. Not with both.

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            greenstate Apr 9, 2007 05:56 AM

            In England I had the most wonderful sandwich in an old tavern. It was a thick slice of whole grain bread, generously spread with creamy, traditional egg salad and topped with a buttery slice of smoked Scottish salmon. It was served open faced and topped with crunchy watercress. I still have fond memories of that first delicious bite.

            1. re: Sam Fujisaka
              Will Owen Apr 9, 2007 11:55 AM

              I'd use both salmon and caviar! And mix up some cream cheese and sour cream to a spreading consistency and add chopped green onion, mebbe a little cayenne, a pich of dill...whooee!

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            saticoy Apr 8, 2007 06:27 PM

            This sounds very much like the fixins for a Norwegian smorbrod (open faced sandwich) I enjoyed at a place called Gamle Christiania in Oslo a couple of summers ago. A slice of good dense hearty bread (spread with butter), a leaf of lettuce, a sliced hard boiled egg fanned over, a slice of smoked salmon draped on that, with some fresh dill and thinly sliced red onions sprinkled over. My husband says they drizzled some mayo on top in a squiggle, but I don't remember that! Eat it with a knife and fork!

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            1. re: saticoy
              lunchbox Apr 9, 2007 12:41 AM

              I'm with you 75%!
              Use a horeradish spread (mayo, sour cream, both) in place of the butter and Shazam! Instant happy sammie!

              1. re: saticoy
                Glencora Apr 9, 2007 07:32 PM

                I'm going to try an open-faced version with sliced eggs as soon as I can. Thanks.

              2. Sam Fujisaka Apr 8, 2007 06:25 PM

                You can't miss with whatever you do. I would take your mustard, herbs, green onion, salt, pepper, and touch of olive oil (instead of mayo--you're already starting with egg) and mix with the egg (resulting in an egg salad) and than make sandwiches, being carefull not to use too much egg salad per quantity of salmon. Maybe arugula or a slightly tart lettuce.

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