Monday, June 19, 2017

Cucumber Sandwiches

 I recently helped host a tea for a friend of mine.  When we were deciding the menu I knew she liked cucumber sandwiches, but in all my years....it's one thing I've never tried to tackle!  I did a lot of research.  I knew I didn't want it to be too bland.  I found this recipe that had a little bit of a kick and I really did like it.  I served it open faced because I felt like the sourdough was a good friend to the cucumber, but two pieces would have been a little gummy.
Cucumber Sandwiches
Ingredients:  1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, 1/2 c. mayonnaise, 1 pkg dry Italian seasoning mix, 1 cucumber (peeled and thinly sliced), 1 loaf of sour dough bread, fresh dill.
Instructions:  
I sliced the sour dough about 1/2 inc thick.  I even toasted it for about 5 minutes just so it wouldn't be so chewy.  It was, by no means, toasted, but it did make it a little less gummy.  Prior to toasting the bread I had mixed some room temperature cream cheese with 1/2 c. mayonnaise and one pkg of dry Italian salad dressing mix.  I put that in the fridge to chill for a few hours.  I then spread that on my toasted bread and then added three pieces of peeled and thinly sliced cucumber.  I sprinkled the whole thing with some dried dill.

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