Cucumber sandwiches have always been one of those sandwiches we consider “dainty tea sandwiches”. But they don’t have to be!
First choose a soft grainy bread, then layer it with creamy mayo, thick slices of sharp Cheddar cheese and cucumber. And don’t forget to sprinkle the cucumbers lightly with salt and pepper. It’s the perfect sandwich to enjoy anytime of the year, especially in the summer since cucumbers are known to cool you down! Just be warned, this sandwich is HIGHLY addictive.
Serves Makes 4 sandwiches
- 8 slices soft bread
- 3-4 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 4 slices old Cheddar cheese (or enough to cover 4 slices of bread)
- ½ English cucumber, washed, sliced thick or thin
- Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise onto each slice of bread.
- Layer cheese, cucumber and a pinch of salt and pepper on half of the bread slices.
- Top with remaining bread slices; press lightly. Cut each sandwich in half or into 4 squares.
- If you’re making this sandwich ahead of time, butter each slice of bread right to the edges. This way the butter will act as a rain jacket and protect the bread from the moist cucumbers. Nobody likes soggy bread!
- In the summer, when tomatoes are at their best, substitute tomatoes for cucumbers.
- You can also substitute field for English cucumbers; just peel them first if they have a waxy skin.