One can actually buy crustless bread. Our grocer carries it. It is an Italian product and hubby loves it. The egg salad should, by tradition, be mashed up very well and a *thin* layer used in the sandwich. Otherwise, the mixture is too messy and will definitely mess clothing and fingers. Traditionally, women would eat the tea sandwiches with gloved hands. Also, the clothing would be garden style delicate dresses that you would not want egg salad dripping or falling onto. Tea sandwiches should always be made so that they cannot possibly make a mess and can be eaten discreetly and graciously.