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Freaky Hand Sandwiches

 Freaky Hand Sandwiches
—Anna Mowan, Spencerville, Indiana
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 small cucumber, finely chopped
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, finely chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 24 slices thin sandwich bread, crusts removed
  • Sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon spreadable cream cheese
  • Neon green food coloring, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Spread 1/4 cup
  • chicken salad onto 12 bread slices; top with remaining bread.
  • For fingers, cut each of six sandwiches into four 3/4-in. strips.
  • With a small knife, trim one end of each strip, forming a point. For
  • fingernails, attach an almond to each strip with a dab of cream
  • cheese. With a clean paint brush, paint almond nails with green food
  • coloring if desired.
  • From each of the remaining sandwiches, cut out one strip for the
  • thumb and one 2-in. oval for the palm. Trim strips; attach almonds
  • and paint the thumbnails. Arrange one palm, four fingers and a thumb

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Freaky Hand Sandwiches (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • on each plate.
  • Yield: 6 sandwiches.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 195 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 119 mg cholesterol, 258 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 16 g protein.