High Society Cucumber Sandwiches – the Dos and Don’ts

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Cucumber Sandwiches – the Dos and Don’ts

This cucumber sandwich with cream cheese recipe started out as a bit of fun, but we soon realised that cucumber sandwiches are a pretty serious recipe. Well, in relative terms anyway.

I’ve eaten a lot of sandwiches in my life – as I calculated in this avocado sandwich recipe, probably about 8000. And that was two years ago!

Although I have slowed down on my sandwich intake, I still very much appreciate a good sandwich. And cucumber sandwiches rank up there with the best.

A mainstay of any excellent British garden party, the cucumber sandwich must pass several rigorous tests.

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Be prepared to pass all scrutiny

Firstly, the bread must be extremely soft. White is more traditional, though wholegrain is absolutely fine. It’s the softness that’s important.

Secondly, the cream cheese and butter should be spread thickly. This a decadent sandwich, not one for the health-conscious.

Thirdly, the cucumber should be sliced thinly, and without skin. Just a little salt and pepper should be used, as it can quickly become overpowering. Dill or mint leaves are your friend – they pair well with cucumber and easily bring the sandwich up a level.

Optionally, you may remove the crusts from the cucumber sandwich. High-society usually did this, and would surely still approve – we don’t, however. What a waste of bread. And good food is not something that should be wasted. That being said, if you have a favourite dog/child/servant willing to eat said bread, knock yourselves out.

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Anything else?

Finally, cucumber sandwiches should be presented as elegantly as possible. If you have a silver platter, this will do perfectly. Otherwise the ‘good china’ will do in a pinch. Although guests may eat from paper plates at impromptu picnics in the garden, a good cucumber sandwich must never be served on paper.

Now you’re armed with the knowledge to make the best cucumber sandwiches with cream cheese you’ve ever had. So, push forth and enjoy your endeavors and guest-pleasing adulation.

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High Society Cucumber Sandwiches with Cream Cheese – the Dos and Don’ts

The ultimate guide to cucumber sandwiches. Know the traps to avoids and the tricks to making the best cucumber sandwiches available in polite society.
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Side, Snack
Cuisine British, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 person
Calories 307 kcal
Author HurryTheFoodUp

Ingredients

  • 4 slices good quality soft bread
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • ¼ cucumber
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp dill leaves (or mint)

Instructions

  1. Spread butter on half the slices of bread, and cream cheese on the other half.
  2. Peel and slice the cucumber thinly.
  3. Layer the cucumber slices on the buttered side. Dash a little salt and pepper onto the cucumber.
  4. Sprinkle over the dill or mint leaves.
  5. Slap cream cheese bread on top of cucumber bread.

Optional to serve:

  1. Remove crusts from bread, serve on silver platter 😉

Recipe Notes

More sandwiches you say? Well here’s an anti-hangover sandwich for after the party. If running is more your thing, then this Runner’s Sandwich is sure to delight.

Nutrition Facts
High Society Cucumber Sandwiches with Cream Cheese – the Dos and Don’ts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 730mg 30%
Potassium 172mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 12.1%
Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 9.7%
Iron 10.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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