I love cucumbers. They smell heavenly and are have a refreshingly cool crunch to them. Tea sandwiches are great in their standard form, but why not make open-faced sandwiches to show off your cucumber? Okay, that didn’t come out right, but you know what I mean.
“Oh, those? They weren’t any trouble at all!”
Everyone will think you’re just being modest. There are four steps. Ready?
1. Shave long strips of cucumber with a regular vegetable peeler. Pat them with a paper towel if they seem too wet.
2. Spread your favorite sandwich bread with some Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese.
3. Lay out cucumber in a pretty pattern, slightly overlapping. If you line up the cucumbers to one side of the bread, you’ll have long enough strips left over for a second sandwich.
4. Cut off crusts and cut to desired shape. Use a cookie or biscuit cutter for non-square/triangular sandwiches. Sprinke with kosher salt and fresh pepper. Garnish with parsley, mint, or watercress.
Click the link for thee more completely gratuitous photos. They’re so darn pretty, I couldn’t help myself.