Cucumber Tea Sandwiches with Tarragon Butter

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 0 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put cucumber slices into a large, non-metal bowl.
  2. Toss with salt. Sprinkle with vinegar.
  3. Toss to mix well.
  4. Let stand 1 hour.
  5. Drain well in colander.
  6. Blend butter, tarragon and chervil.
  7. To assemble, spread butter over 1 side of each bread slice. Cover 15 slices with cucumbers, dividing evenly.
  8. Close sandwiches.
  9. Trim crusts.
  10. Cut into 36 rectangles.
  11. Arrange on platter, garnished with watercress leaves.
  12. Optional: For looks, dip one end of a sandwich into mayonnaise, then into minced fresh parsley.
Most Helpful

This were a very good and mild sandwich. I did not have the chervil but the tarragon added a nice flavor. I actually did not make a tea sandwich but just regular sized sandwiches for the family. We did toast the bread and used a dash of red wine vinegar on each sandwich. We all enjoyed them!

rosemere February 25, 2011

I made these for a picnic and they were quite popular. I found I didn't need the whole cup of butter to make the sandwiches, but I'm sure I'll have no trouble using the rest up. :) Thanks!

Kitty Z May 31, 2007

I use this recipe along with a variety of other tea sandwiches for a small old fashioned tea party, this on took top billing. I did not alter recipe at all. Thank You.

Judi D. April 23, 2004