Egg, Mayonnaise & Cress Sandwich

One thing you will notice when you arrive in England is that every corner shop has an array of sandwiches in its cooler section.

Egg, Mayonnaise & Cress Sandwich

Prices range from £1.50 to £5+ for custom made sandwiches. To name a few combinations: tuna and sweet corn, prawn and mayo, BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato), roast chicken, bacon and egg as well as other more deluxe varieties. But one filling that is always, and I really do mean always, on the shelf is the egg, mayo and cress sandwich. It’s no wonder why this lunch is so popular among the hungry British office workers and the public in general. The sandwich is the cheapest you will find and is packed with protein and a real simple yet delicious belly-filler.

Egg, Mayonnaise & Cress Sandwich

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Egg, Mayonnaise & Cress Sandwich
Makes 1 sandwich
Preparation: 5 mins – Cooking: 10 mins
  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • mayonnaise, to taste
  • cress
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 slices of bread
  1. For directions on how to boil an egg, click here.
  2. Mash the egg with a fork. Start off using 15ml (1 tbsp) of mayonnaise and mix it thoroughly with the egg. If you prefer to use more mayo, then please do so. Sprinkle some cress in the egg mixture, stir and season to taste.
  3. Spread the filling evenly across a slice of bread (you choose what type: white, brown, wholegrain, you name it) then close the sandwich with the other slice of bread and quarter the sandwich.
  • Preparing your own sandwich is a personal matter. If you’re like me and prefer a thick and robust filling, double up on the egg, mayo and cress, but still use only 2 slices of bread.

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  1. says

    Completely agree – this filling is always a winner. I tend to forget about it, and then remember halfway through summer! They always go down a storm, particularly with plenty of cress. (Found some red cress last year – even better, as a little more peppery.)

  2. Amber says

    Mmmmm, Mum says we can make these when we go to the shop later for ingredients 😀 Like you I love double filling….better go, making myself hungry!! lol


  3. Jaymie says

    Yes, I quite like double filling, and shops always scrimp up on the filling! This sandwich, however, looks simply scrumptious!

  4. says

    Jaymie: Unfortunately, shops always have the bottom line in mind but thankfully you can prepare these sandwiches at home and put in as much filling as you like! :-)

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