Traditional Egg Salad Sandwich Filling

This is a recipe for traditional egg salad sandwich filling. You can dress it up however you like and there are a few options at the end of the recipe for you to try. Egg Salad is a favorite for any Tea Party Menu.

Egg Salad Tea Party Sandwich Filling


  • 12 hard boiled eggs
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Dijon style mustard – smooth, no seeds
  • dash of salt
  • fresh ground black pepper


Peel and crumble the eggs into a large bowl. Add mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper. Blend well. Spread the filling evenly over your bread, ¼ thick at the most. Follow the instructions for Building Tea Party Sandwiches. Roll or layer your sandwiches.

Egg Salad Filling – Options & Additions

Gherkins – To make the tea sandwiches even prettier you can add a center to the rolled sandwich with gherkin pickles. Make sure that you dry the gherkins on a paper towel to ensure that they do not bleed into the filling and the bread. Once they are dried with a paper towel, make a neat row of gherkins along the edge of the bread you are going to roll. This way, the gherkins will be right in the middle when the roll is sliced.

Green Onions – You can finely chop some green onion stems (use just the green) and add this to the filling. This will give you a yellow and green speckled sandwich and the flavours blend very well.

Celery – You can also finely chop some celery and add it to your filling or slice it lengthwise into ¼ inch strips and place along the starting edge of the roll to have a celery center to your sandwich.

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