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Brew Pub Ham & Egg Salad Sandwich

Yield: 1 serving

Amber ale is reduced and blended with French’s® Classic Yellow® Mustard, crumbled egg yolk, mayonnaise, a touch of honey and caraway then tossed with julienne of egg white, ham and thin sliced celery. Served on a crusty baguette with lettuce, tomato and thinly sliced smoked cheese.

Insights

A classic sandwich renewed and revised with local brew and a whole new look – julienne or pulled ham and egg whites. Cooking with beer is trendy and caraway is trending in the inception phase of the flavor trend curve.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup
    Red ale
  • 1/4 cup
    French's® Classic Yellow Mustard
  • 4 each
    Egg yolks
  • 5 Tbsp.
    Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp.
    Caraway seeds
  • Salt & white pepper
  • 8 each
    Egg whites
  • 1 lb.
    Ham
  • 1 cup
    Celery
  • 1 each
    Baguette
  • 1 Tbsp.
    Mayonnaise
  • 2 pieces
    Lettuce
  • 3 slices
    Tomato
  • 1 slice
    Swiss cheese

Directions

  1. For Brew Pub Ham & Egg Salad: Cook and separate 8 hard boiled eggs. Combine reduced ale, just 4 of the cooked egg yolks, 5 Tbsp. mayonnaise, caraway and salt & pepper to tastes. Puree in a blender or food processor.
  2. Blend above dressing with 4 reserved egg yolks, all 8 egg whites, ham and celery. Hold refrigerated for service. Yields 6 cups, 2-1/2 lb.
  3. To Build Sandwich: With a serrated sandwich spreader or small knife, hollow out some of the bread in the top half of the bun. Spread 1 Tbsp. mayonnaise on top of baguette. Cover with lettuce, tomato, 1/2 cup Brew Pub Ham & Egg Salad and cheese.

Tips . Hints . Variations

  • Reduced beer and ales slowly and by about 50% to intensify the flavors and cook off the alcohol without destroying the fragrant flavors.
  • The egg yolk pureed into the sauce adds flavor and thickens the sauce.
  • Hollowing out the top of a baguette or hoagie bun leaves more space for fillings and is easier to eat.
  • For a nice homemade crouton; slice this scrap bread and lightly season with butter or olive oil, garlic and herbs then bake until crispy.
  • Other optional additions to this salad mixture are chopped capers, pickles or herbs like dill.
  • Crisp crumbled bacon is a nice topical addition when it’s added at service so it retains its crispness.