Egg and Onion Sandwiches

James Beard

Author and Educator

James Beard believed that sandwiches were invented for picnics. This unique version is sure to be a hit at your next portable feast.


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion or green onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped mushrooms
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, finely chopped
  • Mayonnaise, if needed
  • Whole wheat or rye bread


Saute the onions in the butter for a few minutes, until just wilted and soft. Toss in the mushrooms and cook down with the onions for two to three minutes. Season with salt and pepper, let it cool, then toss with the hard-boiled eggs. Add a tiny bit of mayonnaise if the mixture needs binding. Spread this on whole-wheat or rye bread.


1 serving