Recipe by Merrie Wold
I LOVE tea sandwiches. So lady-like, and perfect for an afternoon event, baby or wedding shower, even a cocktail party. These are traditionally served at the Kentucky Derby, originating from Miss Jennie C. Benedict, a local cateress, who first served them in 1893. They are meant to accompany other dishes, so the 4 to 8 servings will vary depending on what else is on the menu.
Top Review by Chickee
Yes very good! I was surprised these were as tasty as they were, and they went down a treat at high tea. We left the skin on our cucumber as it was thin (telegraph) and left out the food colouring. Thanks!
- 6 ounces cream cheese
- 1 medium cucumber, peeled,seeded and grated
- 1 small yellow onion, peeled and grated
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 3 -5 dashes Tabasco sauce
- 1 dash salt
- green food coloring
Directions See How It's Made
- Wrap cucumber in thin, clean dishtowel and squeeze out as much juice as possible.
- Discard juice.
- Mash cream cheese with a fork until smooth.
- Add cucumber and mix.
- Wrap grated onion in another clean dishtowel and squeeze juice INTO cream cheese, then discard grated onion.
- Mix mayonnaise and Tabasco into cream cheese mixture.
- Season with salt and add 1 drop green food coloring.
- Mix well.
- Cut crusts off very thin white or rye bread, then spread one side with cream cheese mixture, topping with another slice.
- Cut into finger sandwiches.