Egg & cress club sandwiches cut into triangles

Egg & cress club sandwich

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 1

Enjoy these toasted egg and cress club sandwiches as part of a summer family picnic. Skewer each sandwich with a sandwich pick and serve with crisps

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal867
  • fat65g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs41g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre3g
  • protein27g
  • salt2.2g


  • 2 eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 3 slices bread
  • a little butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • ⅓ carton of cress
  • 2-3 slices of tomato or a lettuce leaf and a slice of ham or cheese



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • crisps, to serve


  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil and carefully lower in the eggs. Cook for 6 mins, then cool under running water until they can be peeled. Peel the eggs, then leave to cool completely.

  2. Mash or chop the eggs, then mix with 1½ tbsp mayonnaise and some seasoning, if you like. Toast the bread.

  3. Lay one slice of bread on a board. Butter it, then spread on three quarters of the egg and scatter over the cress. Add another slice of toast and gently spread on the remaining mayo. Add the tomato or lettuce and ham or cheese (or whichever combination you prefer). Dot the remaining egg over the top, spread gently, then top with the final piece of toast. Cut the crusts off if you like, then gently cut the sandwich into four quarters, being careful not to squash out the egg. Skewer each sandwich with a sandwich pick. Serve with crisps.

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Ziska Khan's picture
Ziska Khan
18th Mar, 2019
Sorry but I think of egg and cress sarnies as being between slices of soft brown buttered bread, yes with mayo and perhaps a slick of garlic paste ... supermarket 'cress' is a bit bland; recently I've been getting into chopped watercress. Spicier. And the eggs need salt and pepper. They do! But as for adding other stuff on to toasted bread and pinning it together ... ohhh nooo nooo nooo ... you just want to pick up yer nice sarnie and enjoy without clamping your unfortunate jaws down on sculpture and underpinning ... don't you?
L King's picture
L King
25th Jul, 2019
Maybe! Nevertheless, children tend to like fun and novelty and not pious traditionalism and egg and cress sandwich dogma ;)
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