Monday, June 27, 2011

Cucumber Sandwich

The cucumber sandwich is of British origin.  There are many different variation of this sandwich but this is the traditional way taught to me by my English grandmother.
1.      Slice two pieces from a loaf of homemade white bread.  The slices should be so thin that you can see through the pores of the bread.

2.      Lightly butter each slice bread.  Make sure the butter is spread right to the edges of the bread.  This is done to prevent the bread from getting soggy.

3.      Either peel or score the cucumber.

4.      Slice the cucumber as thin as you can (paper thin if possible).

5.      Sprinkle lemon juice and salt onto the cucumber and place on the bread right before serving.

6.      Cut the crust off the bread.

7.      Cut the sandwich into four triangles

Remember these sandwiches were delicacies of the British upper class so they should be delicate and light. 

Do you have a favorite version of the cucumber sandwich? 

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At June 27, 2011 at 12:36 PM , Blogger Gianna said...

I like cutting up mine into little cubes and adding the following: Hellman's mayo and salt.. sometimes I add minced onion and garlic if i'm in the mood. Very good stuff. Sometimes a little shredded carrot too ;)

At July 2, 2011 at 8:28 AM , Anonymous Jessica @FoundtheMarbles said...

That looks so pretty! My son just started eating cucumbers this week so I'll have to try that. Thanks!

At July 16, 2011 at 11:46 PM , Blogger Emily said...

This looks really good! I'll have to try it!

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