Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Sam's Recipes

Japanese Egg Sandwich (Tamago Sando)

2 servings

servings

30 minutes

total time

Ingredients

3 large eggs (50 g each w/o shell)

¼ tsp sugar

¼ tsp Diamond Crystal kosher salt

⅛ tsp freshly ground black pepper

2 tsp milk

2 Tbsp Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise

4 slices shokupan (Japanese milk bread) (or make homemade Shokupan; the same thickness as those from a square shokupan loaf cut into 8 slices)

salted butter

Directions

Gather all the ingredients.

To Make the Egg Salad

Put 3 large eggs (50 g each w/o shell) in a medium saucepan and add enough water to cover by 1 inch (2.5 cm). Bring it to a boil on medium heat. Once boiling, cook for 12 minutes.

Once it’s finished cooking, transfer the eggs to iced water to stop the cooking. Let them cool completely and peel the eggshells.

Transfer the peeled eggs to a bowl and mash with a fork. Try to mash the egg whites into small, same-sized pieces.

Add ¼ tsp sugar and ¼ tsp Diamond Crystal kosher salt to the eggs.

Add ⅛ tsp freshly ground black pepper and 2 tsp milk.

Add 2 Tbsp Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise and mix very well. Taste and sprinkle more salt and pepper, if needed.

To Assemble the Tamago Sando

Set out 4 slices shokupan (Japanese milk bread). Spread salted butter on top of each slice. For each sandwich, spread the egg salad on one of the slices.

Put the other slice of bread, buttered side down, on top of the egg salad. Place the sandwiches between two plates to compress slightly. Set aside for 5 minutes.

Cut the crusts off the bread. Tip: Don‘t throw away the crusts. Repurpose them to make Shokupan Crust Rusks. These crunchy, buttery snacks are so delicious! You can make them now or freeze those crust strips and make them later.

Cut the sandwiches in half. They‘re now ready to serve.

To Store

You can keep any leftovers in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Nutrition

Serving Size

-

Calories

340 kcal

Total Fat

19 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Unsaturated Fat

-

Trans Fat

1 g

Cholesterol

285 mg

Sodium

583 mg

Total Carbohydrate

26 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

4 g

Protein

14 g

2 servings

servings

30 minutes

total time
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