These Retro Egg Sandwich Rolls sliders are fantastic on the table for Christmas or any celebration and always a ‘hit’ for the little ones! An egg spread made with relish, scallions, mayonnaise, and the festive sweet pickle and pepper in the center.
Those Egg Salad Pinwheels 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
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.
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.
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 right away to a plastic wrap and roll it in it 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 holidays slider fest that would go well with these sandwiches:
- EASY SHRIMP CEVICHE
- PESTO AND PARMESAN PHYLLO STICKS
- ENOKI BEEF ROLLS APPETIZERS
- DUCK PROSCIUTTO APPETIZER
So let’s roll up those sandwiches!
Egg Salad Pinwheels
- 6 extra long bread
- 15 eggs
- 6 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tsp curry powder (optional)
- 20 g butter (room temperature to spread the bread)
- salt and pepper
The green mix
- 1 spring onion (4 scallions)
- 1 tbsp relish (or 3 sweet pickles)
- 1 tbsp parsley (optional)
- 1 can sweet pickles
- 1 red bell pepper
- sweet paprika (optional)
- Start by cooking the eggs in simmering water for 10-12 minutes.
- Blend the onion, relish (or sweet pickles), parsley together until finely chopped.
- Discard all the egg shells.
- In a big bowl or deep plate, add the eggs, blended green mix, curry powder and mayonnaise. Mash until creamy (I’ve started with a potato peeler and finished with a fork).
- Add the salt and pepper to taste.
- On a clean, moist towel add the bread.
- Spread the room temperature butter on the bread.
- Add a layer of the egg spread all over the sandwich bread (2mm thick).
- At one end, add one slice of bell pepper and 2 sweet pickles on the border of the bread.
- With the help from the moist towel roll up firmly but gently the sandwich into a big cylinder.
- Wrap firmly each rolls into a plastic wrap and reserve in the fridge for a minimum of one hour.
- When ready to serve, take off the plastic wrap, sprinkle a little sweet paprika on the top of the rolls, cut the ends of the rolls first and cut each rolls into 5 pieces.
This is so retro awesome, I love it.
Are you using bread slices with the crusts cut off? My grandkids will love this.
The package i used was without the crust but sometimes you have to cut it off yourself. The kids will love it! Enjoy!
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!
I remember pinwheel sandwiches from childhood buffets. They’re due for a comeback!
Definitely ! Bring back the 80 s!
these look delicious! My mom used to make sandwiches like this when I was a kid – I haven’t seen them since!
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
Glad you like the story! and thanks for the comment!
Oh my, I haven’t had an egg sandwich in forever! Love our version.
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.
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?
What a fun recipe and a great tradition!
I have a tea with my girlfriends every january… these sweet rolled egg sandwiches will definitely be making an appearance! So Adorable!
Great tradition and this could be adapted in so many ways!
This looks really easy and tasty! I’ll have to try it soon 🙂
It is! and addictive also;)
This looks so special! I’ve never seen anything like it. We love egg salad, and this would be a nice treat for the holidays.
I have never eaten an egg sandwich, I want to try it.
thanks for the recipe.