Curried-Egg-Butter Tea Sandwiches

curried egg and butter tea sandwiches
Photo: Raymond Hom
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 sandwiches

A mixture of hard-boiled eggs and butter makes a tasty spread for sandwiches, especially when amped up with yogurt, curry powder, jalapeño, and cilantro.


  • 6 hard-cooked egg yolks

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

  • ¼ cup plain yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno

  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 12 slices white bread, crusts removed

  • 2 to 3 mini cucumbers (or 1 English cucumber), thinly sliced into rounds


  1. Mash egg yolks with vinegar until smooth. Stir in butter, yogurt, curry powder, jalapeno, and cilantro. Season with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Spread on bread, layer with sliced cucumber, and cut into triangles.

Cook's Notes

For hard-cooked eggs that are creamy and tender, not rubbery, place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat; cover and remove from heat. Let stand 8 minutes, then transfer to an ice-water bath.

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