These are my ultimate party sandwiches! So simple, so yummy, so budget friendly. This is my most requested party food. I usually make this with 2 loaves of pumpernickle for a party, but you could scale it down for a small picnic or get together. Just be careful to add the seasoning to your tastes! I cook the bacon the night before to save time the next day.
- Cook bacon in a 400 degree oven until crisp, being careful not to burn it, about 10-14 minutes. If you prefer, you could fry it in a pan or on the griddle. (I usually cook the bacon the night before) Drain well and let cool.
- In a bowl, mix the cream cheese and seasoning packet together. (Adjust this to your taste - the seasoning tends to be salty, so pour about 1/4 packet at a time.).
- Thinly slice the cucumber and set it aside.
- Spread 2 slices of pumpernickle with a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture. On one slice, layer the cucumber and bacon, and top with the other slice of bread (cream cheese on both slices of bread holds the sandwich together nicely).
- Cut the sandwich into triangles and serve.
So light, yet so flavorful!!! We really enjoyed these sandwiches for lunch along with some other appetizers I made for PAC, 2011. I used 12-grain bread vs. the pumpernickel and an english cucumber. I will definitely serve these sammies again. Thanks for the post.
These were abosolutely perfect for openming day of Pick A Chef! Following your suggestion, I prepared the bacon the day before and the rest went together in minutes. I used small cocktail dark rye squares, added a frilly toothpick, and the family thought I'd gone to a lot of trouble. These would be perfect for a potluck or anywhere one needs a tray of finger sanwiches. The flavors all work well together. Thank you for sharing the recipe!