Saturday, November 22, 2008

Savory Tea Sandwiches

Tea sandwiches are tiny and made with thinly sliced breads with crusts removed.

Tip: spread on a thin coat of mayonnaise, butter, or cream cheese to keep the bread from getting soggy. This will enable you to prepare sandwiches much in advance. Next add the filling, which can be really anything you like.Cut off the crusts using a serrated knife. Sandwiches are easier to cut into shapes when they are cold, so wrap them carefully and chill in refrigerator first. Then they can be cut into squares, triangles, long strips or cut into fun shapes using cookie cutters.

Tea Sandwich Filling Suggestions:
Sliced turkey or chicken with raspberry jelly
Cream cheese with nuts, whipped cream cheese mixed with diced celery and chopped walnuts
Tomato and cucumber, chopped fine and well drained on top of a thin layer of mayo
Ham and apricot preserves
Ham salad
Egg Salad
Liver Sausage with minced onion
Roasted vegetables

Be creative. There are no rules. Sandwiches can be served on a variety of breads. Try pumpernickel, soda bread, quick breads such as pumpkin or banana. Savory breads work very well with the meat fillings. The varieties are endless.

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