These tea sandwiches are a delicate and delicious answer to high tea any time of year.

Martha Stewart Living, April 2002


Recipe Summary

Makes 2 dozen


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Instructions Checklist
  • Peel eggs, and remove yolks; reserve whites for another use. With a wooden spoon, mash yolks in a small bowl. Add mayonnaise, butter, mustard, vinegar, and salt; stir until smooth. Cover, and refrigerate yolk butter until ready to use.

  • Prepare an ice bath; set aside. Fill a large skillet with 1 inch of water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Add a dash of salt, and asparagus, and blanch until just tender and bright green, 2 to 3 minutes. Place asparagus in ice bath to stop cooking and chill completely. Transfer to paper towels to drain, and set aside.

  • Spread butter on two slices of bread. Layer one slice with asparagus; place the other slice on top of it. Gently trim crusts with a serrated knife. Cut into finger sandwiches. Cover with a damp paper towel until ready to serve.


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This is my go to tea sandwich for special events esp for new and expecting Moms. Delicious,healthy and makes a beautiful presentation.