Cucumber Sandwiches

Cucumber Sandwiches

Makes: varies
Takes: 30 minutes + 1 day

Ingredients

  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1 package cream cheese
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Herbs What You Like
    recommended: savory, thyme, dill, oregano
  • a little cream or milk

Instructions

Cream cheese mixture:

  1. Let cream cheese warm up some in a bowl
  2. Add spices and mix, adding a little cream or milk to thin it out to a spreadable paste. The goal of this mixture is to be the glue holding the cucumbers and bread together.
  3. If not using immediately, cover tightly (press air out) with plastic wrap and store in fridge.

Cucumber preparation:

  1. Do this at least 2 hours in advance (the night before is also fine).
  2. Peel and slice the cucumber thinly.
  3. Lay the slices in a single layer on paper towels (stacking layers of towel + cuke is ok).
  4. Let sit in the fridge until it’s time to compile the sandwiches.

Assembly of sandwiches:
Recommend: use full slices of bread and trim to shape after compiling.

  1. If refrigerated, let cream cheese mixture warm up enough to spread.
  2. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese mixture on a slice of bread, then put down a layer of cucumber slices. Cut slices in half if needed to fill a corner.
  3. Spread a second thin layer of cream cheese mixture, then another layer of cucumber slices.
  4. Spread a third thin layer of cream cheese mixture, then put the second slice of bread on.
  5. Repeat 2-4 until you have enough.
  6. Cut sandwiches into quarters or saltirewise to be adorable tea sandwiches.

Notes

This is a recipe I made up, basically from “cucumber sandwiches are a thing, how would that work?”