Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

  • 1/2 seedless cucumber, peeled and very thinly sliced (about 32 slices)
  • 1/2 C butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 C coarsely chopped watercress leaves
  • 16 slices best-quality white bread
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 C alfalfa sprouts

Place cucumber slices between layers of paper towels to remove excess moisture.

In a small bowl, combine butter and watercress; spread on one side of each slice of bread. Lay cucumber slices onto the buttered side of 8 slices of bread. Sprinkle with salt. Cover each with 1 tablespoon alfalfa sprouts and top with the remaining slices of bread, buttered side down.

Carefully cut the crusts from each sandwich with a sharp knife. Cut the sandwiches in half diagonally and then cut in half again. Yields 8 whole sandwiches, 16 halves or 32 fourths.

Date Added:June 12, 2009
Classification:Burgers, Sandwiches & Pizza
Meals:Lunch, Picnic
Course:Main Course