Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tea Sandwich Saturday #11 - Shamrock Sandwiches

With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, I thought it would be appropriate to feature some shamrock-shaped tea sandwiches today!

These are filled with egg salad. You can use your favorite egg salad in this sandwich, whether it's from the local deli or homemade. (My favorite egg salad recipe is included in a previous blog post, but I used store-bought for these particular sandwiches.)


I've seen the edges of tea sandwiches embellished with herbs before, but I'd never actually tried making them myself, and it couldn't have been easier! I used a knife to spread a light coating of mayonnaise around the edges, and then I just sprinkled on the dried parsley. When my herbs are growing this spring and summer, I'll be able to use fresh instead!

I have to say, though, that I enjoyed the light crunch from the dried version of the parsley. It's an easy way to "dress up" a tea sandwich so it's ready to celebrate St. Paddy's Day!

12 comments:

  1. I purchased my green shamrock cutter at Michaels! Your sandwiches are a dainty touch of Irish !

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  2. Love your shamrock sandwiches, especially the parsley edging.

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  3. I love this pretty shamrock sandwich, but I'm partial to everything related to the month of March. *wink* I know to use fresh parsley on the edges of tea sandwiches, but never thought to use dried parsley. Thanks for the tip!

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  4. These sandwiches look delicious, Angela! I like the parsley edging - very neat.

    St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays - growing up in 'The Donohue Clan' in Miami, our family celebrated St. Pat's Day, for several weekends in March.

    Aunts & Uncles from Ireland would visit us and there was always my Mom's fresh-baked Irish soda bread. My Dad would get his Shillaleigh (sp ?) Sticks out and there was lots of singing -
    'Danny Boy,' 'When Irish Eyes Are Smiling,' and 'Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra...'

    Thanks for inspiring the memories. May you and yours have a Blessed St. Patrick's Day, Joanie

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  5. Great Idea !!!!! I like the parsley trim.

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  6. What a cute sandwich. I like the herb edging, I've never seen that before.

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  7. The shamrock sandwiches look great - the parsley garnish is a nice touch. Egg salad on whole wheat is one of my favorites.

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  8. LOVELY! I so appreciate your blog, thank you for sharing with good photographs. Teafully yours, Denise of Tulsa, OK

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  9. What a cute idea! Egg salad is my all time favorite tea sandwich and these would be so fun for St. Patrick's Day.

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  10. Great job Angela - very sweet!

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