Open-Face Egg Sandwich Recipe

Open-Face Egg Sandwich Recipe
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Open-faced egg sandwich

Heidi Swanson

Open-faced egg sandwich

Instead of egg salad or a sandwich, try this delicate open-faced version that skips the mayonnaise in favor of yogurt, giving the dish a lighter and more airy feel. 

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, plus more if needed
  • Fine-grain sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill or chives, and/or a small pinch of fresh thyme, plus more if needed
  • 4 extra-thin slices artisan whole grain bread
  • A bit of unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 4 large eggs, hard cooked and cooled 

Directions

Combine the yogurt, a couple pinches of salt, a small pinch of pepper, and (most of) whichever herb you choose in a small bowl. Set aside.

Toast the bread until it is deeply golden. Rub each piece with a bit of butter, then take the clove of garlic and rub it against each slice. Set aside.

Crack and peel each egg. Put them in a medium mixing bowl. Add the yogurt mixture and mash with a fork. Don’t overdo it; you want the egg mixture to have some texture. If you need to add more yogurt to moisten the mixture, go for it, a small dollop at a time. Taste and add more salt, pepper, or herbs, if needed. Just before you’re ready to eat, place one-quarter of the egg salad on each slice of bread and top with leftover herbs.

Egg Shopping Tip

The fresher the better. Eggs in supermarkets don't even have half the flavor of fresh eggs. Try to make some time and head to the nearest farmer's market and treat yourself to some farm fresh eggs. They may be pricier but you get every cent back in flavor and a golden orange yolk.

Egg Cooking Tip

With eggs, cooking at a low temperature is almost always preferred. It allows the eggs to keep better texture. Also if you ever mix your uncooked and hard boiled eggs, do not fret. A trick to distinguish the two is a spin on the counter top. Hard boiled eggs will spin with ease while uncooked eggs won't get any momentum.