Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Curried Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches for #Easter #recipe from author @DarylWoodGerber

 From Daryl:

This recipe comes straight from Sifting Through Clues, which comes out next week. As many of you know, my protagonist Jenna and others in the series comment on the recipes at the end of each book. Here to comment on this one is Jenna.

Hi.  I love Indian spices, particularly the flavor of curry. Adding curry to this delicate sandwich adds just the right amount of zing. Katie taught me how to make the perfect hard-boiled egg. She heats up the water to boiling and, using tongs, sets each room-temperature egg into the water. If you don't use room-temperature, they will probably crack.  Katie leaves it boiling (on medium heat) and cooks the eggs for 10 minutes. Then she removes the eggs with tongs and sets them in a bowl to cool. Voilà. Done. The shell comes  off without a mess. The yolk is a perfect yellow color.

And now back to me (Daryl). In the book, Crystal Cove is sponsoring the Book Club Bonanza. Book clubs from around the state are coming to town. The Mystery Mavens, the book club that Jenna and friends belong to, are having a moveable feast to discuss the mystery they're reading. As it so happens, the mystery is The Diva Serves High Tea (by our very own Krista Davis). At one of the stops, they serve tea sandwiches. Perfect, right?  Tea sandwiches are easy to make. You can cut the crusts of the bread off before or after. It won't matter. In the story, Katie gives a demonstration how to make tea sandwiches just in case you want a step-by-step tutorial.


Curried Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

(Makes 16 sandwiches)

6 hard-boiled eggs, chopped coarsely
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons curry powder
salt and pepper to taste  (*for a nice change up, use white pepper)
8 slices white bread
2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce

In a medium bowl, mash the eggs, mayonnaise, and curry powder together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Spread the egg mixture over half of the bread slices.  Top with a small amount of lettuce on each sandwich, then the remaining bread slices.  Cut the crusts from the bread.  Cut each sandwich into four triangles.


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Book clubs from all over have descended on Crystal Cove to celebrate the library’s Book Club Bonanza week, and Jenna Hart has packed the Cookbook Nook with juicy reads and tasty cookbooks. But she’s most excited about spending an evening with the Mystery Mavens and their moveable feast, when they will go from house to house to share different culinary treats and discuss the whodunit they’re all reading. It’s all good food and fun for the savvy armchair detectives, until one of the members of the group is found murdered at the last stop on the tour.

As if that weren’t enough to spoil her appetite, Jenna discovers that all the evidence points to her friend Pepper as being the guilty party. And with Pepper’s chief-of-police daughter too close to the case to be impartial, Jenna knows she’ll have to step in to help clear her friend’s name before a bitter injustice sends her to jail. Sifting through the clues, Jenna unearths any number of possible culprits, but she’ll have to cook up a new way to catch the killer before Pepper’s goose is cooked.

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  1. It is always surprising how something so simple can be so very great. Love the addition of curry!

    1. Lil, my girlfriend was a taste tester and loved the curry! ~ Daryl

  2. The recipe looks yummy! Thanks so much for all the giveaways. I hope the tour, interviews and release go well. I can’t wait to read it!

    1. Kara, I hope it all goes well, too. Crossing my fingers. ~ Daryl

  3. Somehow I missed this yesterday!
    You are ready for a proper tea with the egg salad and crust-less bread.
    The curry is a great touch.

  4. Making this soon, and ready for the book.