Toddler Favorite: Japanese Egg-Salad Sandwich

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Last week I asked for your toddler’s fave recipes via the High Chair Times Facebook page. I’m hoping to start a weekly or monthly series, “Toddler Favorite,” in which I highlight some of the special dishes you make for your tots. After all, I’m constantly searching for fresh, fun recipe ideas for Mason–and since many of you mamas are on the lookout for new ideas for your tots, I thought that perhaps we could inspire each other. Think of it as a mom-to-mom recipe swap! (Email your ideas to me through this blog; your recipe doesn’t have to be original–but if it’s not, please give me the source so it can be credited properly.)

The first recipe in this series is a Japanese Egg-Salad Sandwich from Aesook, a super talented (and sweet) mom whose son Logan is in Mason’s class at school (that’s Aesook and her little man, right). A little about Aeesok: She was born and raised in the port city of Yokohama, Japan, and she married and moved to the United States in 2005. Today she’s a Web Designer and Developer here in New York City, and she runs the gorgeous Asian-fusion cooking blog Working Mom Cook Fusion So many cute, creative ideas. Be sure to check it out when you have a sec.

Aesook tells me that little Logan loves this egg-salad sandwich for breakfast, and she sometimes makes it into a teddy bear shape, or wraps it in plastic wrap decorated with polka dots. Logan’s daddy loves the recipe, too. Looking forward to making it for my family this weekend!

The recipe:

Ingredients (serves2)

1/2 Tablespoon brown rice syrup (sugar)
1/2-1 teaspoon soy sauce*
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon Japanese cucumber minced
1-2 Tablespoons onion minced
2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and crushed
4 slices white sandwich bread


1.Sprinkle salt lightly over cucumber and onion and leave them until soften.

2.Gently squeeze the marinating liquid from the cucumbers and onion.

3.Mix all the ingredients together.

4.Spread egg mixture on bread.

5.Trim crusts from bread.

*Note: Soy sauce (“shoyu” in Japanese) is a fermented sauce made from soybeans (soya beans). I usually get organic soy sauce from asian grocery super market.

Have a toddler-friendly recipe to share? E-mail me through this blog.

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