Friday, May 20, 2011

Cucumber sandwiches

Open faced cucumber sandwiches 

2 medium size cucumbers off the vine is good but I like them cold from the fridge for this
1 tub whipped cream cheese 
Fresh Dill for garnish 
1 packet of dry Italian dressing mix
1 pkg rye or white cocktail bread

Wash cucumbers well. Using a fork, scrape down the cucumbers lengthwise leaving "stripes" all the way around. Slice the cucumbers into 1/4 inch slices or thinner. Set aside.

In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese and dressing mix.

Using a butter knife, spread the mixture onto the individual slices of small cocktail bread. 
Don't cake the slices with the mixture, just a thin layer concentrated in the middle of the slice.

Next, lay one slice of cucumber in the middle of the slice, garnish with dill sprig

Just remember to cover them tightly because the bread will dry and the cucumbers will get soggy,  leave the slicing of the cucumbers and the assembly of the sandwiches for the last minute if you decide to make the cream cheese in advance. 

* If you have all ingredients but the bread try coring the center of regular bread, or using melba toast or large crackers instead. I actually like it better on melba toast than on bread. Works great for potlucks and summer lunches! 

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