These Retro Egg Salad Appetizers are fantastic on the table for Christmas or any celebration and are always a ‘hit’ for the little ones! An egg salad spread made with relish, scallions, mayonnaise, and the festive sweet pickle and pepper in the center.

Those Egg Salad Appetizers are my granma’s recipe and were usually tradition to make for Christmas Eve and highly appreciated by the little ones. A fluffy, tasty and fun bite to make the kids wait patiently before unwrapping their gifts. Plus, the leftovers make a fantastic breakfast for the next day!

A Family Tradition

Egg Salad Pinwheels

These sliders are close to my heart; I used to make them every year with my grandma. Now, I’m doing it for my kids and, someday, hopefully, grandkids. Since I can remember, those sandwiches have been part of the Christmas feast (buffet style) at home. My mom would have a table filled with finger food, and these were the first ones I would jump upon.

Kid-Friendly Recipe

Rolled Egg Salad Appetizers

Let’s face it; egg sandwiches are always a big favourite for kids. Plus, these are extra fun to make with the kiddos. The rolling part is the fun part! Back in the day, this type of long bread was pink, but nowadays, it’s back to white.

The Technique

Rolled Egg Salad Appetizers

You’ll need a clean moist towel for rolling the sandwiches; install it underneath the bread, and once filled with the egg spread and centrepieces, use the side of the towel to roll the sandwich gently. Once the roll is done, transfer it immediately to a plastic wrap and roll it in gently but tightly. Twist the plastic ends until tight and leave them in the fridge for a few hours or until it’s time to rumble.

To finish it up, you’ll need a sharp thin knife to cut the sandwiches without making a mess. Unwrap the sandwiches, cut the ends first and then cut the sliders a thumb thick each sandwich.

Other ideas for a holiday slider fest that would go well with these sandwiches:

So let’s roll up those sandwiches!

Egg Salad Pinwheels

5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 25 sliders
Calories 89
These Retro Egg Salad Pinwheels are great on the table for Christmas and always a 'hit' for the little ones and grown ups! An egg spread made with relish, scallions and mayonnaise and the festive sweet pickle and pepper in the center.

Ingredients

  • 15 eggs
  • 6 slices extra long bread
  • 20 g butter (room temperature to spread)
  • 6 tbsp mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper

The green mix

  • 1 onion (or four scallions)
  • 1 tbsp relish (or 3 sweet & sour pickles)
  • 1 tbsp parsley (*optional)

Center pieces

  • 1/2 can sweet & sour pickles
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • sweet paprika (*optional)

Instructions 

  • Start by cooking the eggs in simmering water for 10-12 minutes.
    egg rolls sandwich christmas
  • Blend the onion, relish (or sweet pickles), parsley together until finely chopped.
    The green mix
  • Discard all the egg shells.
  • Add the eggs, blended green mix and mayonnaise in a big bowl or deep plate. Mash until creamy (I’ve started with a potato peeler and finished with a fork).
    egg rolls sandwich christmas
  • Add the salt and pepper to taste.
    The egg mix
  • Add a slice of long bread on a damp kitchen towel.
  • Spread the room temperature butter on the bread.
  • Add a layer of the egg spread over the sandwich bread (2mm thick).
    egg rolls sandwich christmas
  • At one end, add one slice of bell pepper and two sweet & sour pickles on the border of the bread.
  • With the help of the damp towel roll up firmly but gently the sandwich into a big cylinder.
    The rolling
  • Wrap each roll firmly in plastic wrap and reserve it in the fridge for at least one hour.
    The wrapped sandwich
  • When ready to serve, take off the plastic wrap, sprinkle a bit of sweet paprika on the top of the rolls, cut the ends first and cut each roll into five pieces.

Notes

Add some turmeric powder to the egg mix if you want them to be bright yellow.
Author: Marie Breton
Calories: 89kcal
Course: Acompañamiento, Plato principal
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: christmas, egg rolls, roll, sandwiches

Nutrition

Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 329IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Egg Salad Pinwheels
Amount per Serving
Calories
89
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
6
g
9
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Trans Fat
 
0.04
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
101
mg
34
%
Sodium
 
103
mg
4
%
Potassium
 
65
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
4
g
1
%
Fiber
 
0.5
g
2
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
Vitamin A
 
329
IU
7
%
Vitamin C
 
7
mg
8
%
Calcium
 
25
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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21 Comments

      • The package i used was without the crust but sometimes you have to cut it off yourself. The kids will love it! Enjoy!

  1. sugarlovespices Reply

    How much I love hearing about family traditions, especially the ones involving our grandmas. These egg rolls look great and their flavor is delicious! What a great idea!

  2. annelawton Reply

    these look delicious! My mom used to make sandwiches like this when I was a kid – I haven’t seen them since!

  3. Aw I love family recipes like this. The history makes them so special. I’m sure your Mamie will forgive you for making them early <3

  4. Good to see some old favorites making a comeback. I remember my grandmother cutting off the crust of the bread when as a special treat. Nice.

  5. Linda Eland Reply

    Looks wonderful. I do have one question, where do you find the bread that isn’t sliced and what kind of shape is it in?

  6. westviamidwest Reply

    I have a tea with my girlfriends every january… these sweet rolled egg sandwiches will definitely be making an appearance! So Adorable!

  7. chefcarolb2014 Reply

    Great tradition and this could be adapted in so many ways!

  8. This looks really easy and tasty! I’ll have to try it soon 🙂

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