Friday, March 14, 2014
Tuna and Egg Sandwiches
My little guy, no not the fussy little guy, his big brother, does not like eggs. I have tried omelettes , sunny side, with sausages but nothing seems to work , although after much coaxing ,and a lot of gagging, he finally eats soft boiled eggs with toast sticks to dip in. This can only be done during week ends, when he can eat a lazy breakfast , on school days I have to figure out other ways to feed some eggs to him . My kids are slightly underweight. So I try to get as much protein and fat into their diet.
Now back to the egg battle,
I did come up with ways to sneak eggs into my eldest son's diet, by means of grating hard boiled egg into the rice when I make egg curry, tuna kegree, egg fried rice, then in pasta sauce when I serve carbonara sauce with peas. Yesterday I decided to change things a little and made sandwiches for lunch instead of the usual rice. I made tuna and egg sandwiches , I finely grated the egg, into the mixture. My son after coming back from school wolfed it down even went yum yum sandwiches!!. Poor boy went into shock when his dad teased him asking him "I heard you had eggs for lunch" (LOL) . Thankfully and surprisingly his little brother doesnt mind eggs, although he is more fussy with his food compared to his big brother.
Recipe: Tuna and Egg Sandwiches recipe inspired by various recipes.
1 can of tuna
1-2 hard boiled eggs, grated finely
4-5 tbsp mayonnaise ( use good quality if possible)
1 tsp dijon mustard ( others such as english mustard or the one you use for hot dogs is also ok I think)
3 finely chopped spring onions ( or use half of a small onion or a shallot), finely chopped
salt and pepper
Sandwich bread ( about 10 slices)
butter or margerine or vegetable fat spread
In a bowl flake in tuna, along with eggs , and spring onions. Mix in 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise, mustard , pinch of salt and black pepper. Mix , taste and add the extra tablespoon of mayonnaise if needed.
Spread margerine or butter on sandwich bread, spread a generous spoon of tuna mixture , top with another buttered slice of bread. Cut into triangles or rectangles, remove crust if you like, and serve!!
Ps, any left over spread keeps well in the fridge for a couple of days inside a airtight container.