Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day 75: Cucumber Sandwiches

I loved these sandwiches as a kid. My grandmother was a master at making them. My grandmother, in my eyes the master chef, would actually toast a piece of bread and cut one piece of bread in half creating two full size pieces. We all thought that this was just another product of her being raised during the depression and she was just being frugal. Actually, grandma was just introducing us to high society.

"As the thinness of the bread is a point of pride in the kitchen, a dense-textured white Pullman loaf is cut with a wide-bladed knife, which guides the cut; daylight should pass through the resulting fine pores." - Wikipidia

Grandma can cut a piece of bread thinner than anyone...ya, I'm puttin out a challenge. Think you can cut it thinner? It is quite the art and takes quite a bit of practice. I can cut it in half but I'm still not as good as grandma. Another key point is the thinness of the cucumber. You can't have thin bread and thick cucumber...that defeats the purpose.

So raise your little fingers, dab the corners of your mouth and hoover up a dozen or so of these delectable morsels.

Traditional Cucumber Sandwiches

1 loaf of sliced bread toasted
1 cucumber sliced thin
seasoning blend like spike or oneara

The key is to slice the piece of toast in half right when it comes out of the toaster. Be careful, its hot! Place your hand on top of the toast so you can feel as you cut through it. Now cover one half with veganaise, sliced cucumber, and sprinkle with seasoning. Now "put the top back on" as grandma would say and slice on the has to be on the diagonal or it won't taste right!


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  2. Remember...once you cut the piece in half...turn the toasted side in and put the mayo on that side. That way the toast doesn't mess up the roof of your mouth. Yumm yumm. Oh...onion salt to taste :0)