Sunday, September 30, 2007

Cucumber Sandwiches

My world famous cucumber sanwiches - that I stole off the internet:

Sweat the cucumbers: (otherwise, they will make your bread soggy)
1 medium cucumber
1 cup water
1/2 c. cider vinegar
1 tbl maple syrup (real, not Aunt Jemima)
With a fork, score cucumber lengthwise, peel, and cut into thin slices. Place in a bowl and add water, vinegar, and maple syrup. Let stand for 30 minutes, then rinse well.

The spread:
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. mayonnaise (real, preferred)
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion salt
1/8 tsp Worcestershire
Mix together until blended well.

Put them together:
1 loaf bread (I make them open-faced, you may need more bread if you don't. I also cut the bread with a cutter made to seal sandwiches for kids - just for pretty.)
Take each slice of bread, spread with cream cheese mixture, and add cucumber.

If traveling or storing in refrigerator for any length of time:
Cover a cookie sheet with cool, barely damp paper towels. Place sandwiches on top and cover with more cool, barely damp paper towels. If using this method, it's almost preferable to use slightly stale bread - the damp towels will bring the bread back to life without making it too soggy.

1 comment:

Ms. Huis Herself said...

I can't wait for summer to make these. Cucumbers just aren't something I can wrap my mind around eating much in the winter, but oh, in the hot days of summer - yum!