1/4 Photos of Cucumber Sandwiches
bluemoon downunder's Note:
Quintessentially English high tea sandwiches - just how Oscar Wilde's Lady Bracknell would have had them served. Cucumber sandwiches are one of England's most traditional tea sandwiches, thinly sliced cucumber on good buttered bread. The crusts are always removed. I found this recipe on an English website and have posted it for the 2005 Zaar World Tour. The ingredients and directions have made concessions to what is now available - such as seedless cucumbers. A delicious really low fat sandwich!
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- 1Peel the cucumber, cut in half lengthways, and slice crossways as thinly as possible.
- 2In a small bowl, combine the butter and orange zest and stir until the mixture is creamy and the ingredients are well-blended.
- 3Spread each slice of white bread with the butter mixture, arrange several slices of cucumber on each slice and top with the whole-wheat bread, and cut each sandwich into 4 triangles.
- 4To serve: Arrange the sandwiches on a platter, alternating white and brown sides of the sandwiches and garnish with mint sprigs and orange slices.
- 5On cucumbers: Of course traditionally the cucumber is peeled, but to modern tastes, many cucumbers available - such as Lebanese or continental, just those names alone would be enough to have Lady Bracknell turning in her grave! - really don't need peeling.
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Nutritional Facts for Cucumber Sandwiches
Serving Size: 1 (852 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 63.3
- Calories from Fat 33
- Total Fat 3.6 g
- Saturated Fat 2.1 g
- Cholesterol 8.4 mg
- Sodium 80.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 6.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
- Sugars 0.8 g
- Protein 1.2 g