Cucumber Sandwiches Tips
How do you keep cucumber sandwiches from getting soggy?
To keep cucumber sandwiches from getting soggy, use an English cucumber
, which has a lower water content than a regular cucumber. Slice the cucumber very thin with a mandoline slicer (check out our Test Kitchen's favorite mandoline slicers
) or simply use a sharp knife. Finally, don’t make the sandwiches too far in advance. You can prepare the cream cheese mixture the night before, but assemble the cucumber sandwiches up to an hour before serving.
How else can you assemble cucumber sandwiches?
In addition to this open-faced version, you can assemble cucumber sandwiches like a regular sandwich, including the popular tea sandwiches
with trimmed crusts.
How can you make cucumber sandwiches your own?
You can make cucumber sandwiches your own by switching up the bread. Use all rye or all pumpernickel, or a combination of the two. Honey whole grain bread would work well too. Add a little lemon juice to the cream cheese mixture, or other seasonings such as garlic powder, salt and pepper. Or, you could replace the cream cheese mixture ingredients altogether with a tub of store-bought chive and onion cream cheese spread.
What do you serve with cucumber sandwiches?
Make these cucumber sandwiches part of a classic tea party by serving them with other tea party recipes
like hazelnut chocolate chip scones
, lemon basil tea
and turkey tea sandwiches
. They'd also fit in nicely with other Kentucky Derby recipes
on a Kentucky Derby spread!—Julie Schnittka, Taste of Home Senior Editor
1 open-faced sandwich: 53 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.