Sunday, March 29, 2009

Cucumber Sandwich!




Cucumber sandwich is a classic ,summer sandwich.The idea of making cucumber sandwich hit my head when I was reading the great play of Oscar wilde 'The Importance of being Earnest '.In the first chapter,Algernon ,an aristocrat  eats cucumber sandwiches prepared for his Aunt Augusta while refusing to share them with his friend,Jack .
When I was reading those lines, I got some serious craving for cucumber sandwiches.So I ventured to make these lovely,refreshing snack.

You will need :

1 cucumber
12 White Bread slices
Butter,at room temperature
1/2 cup Sour cream /Mayonnaise
1 lemon
1 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt



Cut off the ends of the cucumber and start peeling thin slices of cucumber using a vegetable peeler.




In a large bowl,throw the cucumber shavings ,squeeze out the lemon juice and sprinkle salt and pepper.Give a gentle toss.



Lay the marinated cucumber shavings on a paper towel to absorb excess moisture.



Remove the crusts of bread slices and apply butter to each slice.



Place a dollop of cream/mayannoise over the buttered side of all the bread slices.Spread them evenly.



Place the cucumber slices overlapping each other over 6 slices lined up together as shown in the picture.This way we can avoid maximum wastage of the cucumber slices.




Place the other 6 buttered/creamed bread slices over the cucumber slices.Cut them to 6 separate sandwiches.

You can cut them into triangles or rectangles or squares.Or even use a cookie cutter to cut out various shapes.I cut each of them into four squares so that they can be in bite-sized.



I also made two round shaped sandwiches by using a cookie cutter!



These pretty sandwiches are great for picnic,parties and for tea time!

I'm sending these to AFAM :Cucumber event hosted by Neha of Tasty Recipes which is originally started by Maheswari



I tried Nags of Edible Garden's  Carrot- Babycorn stir-fry  had it with rotis and few slices of cucumber.This was my y'day's dinner.I liked the combo of carrot and baby corns.Very simple and delicious .Thanks,Nags :)



I also tried Onion savory crackers (Nippatu) featured in Madhuram's Eggless cooking.I followed the recipe posted by Redchillies which was originally taken from Ramya's The Cook's collection.
My mom became a big fan of these crackers.Love the onion bits and sesame in it and also the butter flavor.Thanks for sharing,guys!



54 comments:

  1. Hi, thanks a lot. You too have a lovely blog here!
    Keep in touch.

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  2. delicious sandwiches.. looks cute :)

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  3. Nice picnic ideas Madhu... I love cucumber... it would go well as sandwich, nice idea, and good step-by-step representation! :)

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  4. wow those are some really nice bookmarked recipes....those sandwiches look delectable.

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  5. Thanks for visiting me and also for trying this out. Thanks to Ramya as well.

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  6. I'm a big fan of these delicate cucumber sandwiches too but have always used green chutney as well. Must try them without.. Nice idea to make thin slices.

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  7. This sandwich happened to be my daughter's ONLY lunch item for 2 entire year while she was in preschool:-) everyone thought i was a lazy & bad mom as this is all they saw:-( but if i gave her anything else, it came back home!

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  8. so cool, i love the idea of layering it and cutting to avoid wastage :)

    And thanks for the lovely feedback on my stir fry :)

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  9. Nice and simple sandwich Madhu. The nipattus have come out very well. The color is very good.

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  10. lovely sandwiches! cucumbers have so much cooling effect on our body! Love the idea of slices :)

    All the other dishes look great too!

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  11. They are called tea sandw. They serve in bite size , u ve made it exactly & perfectly! Like the savory crakers!

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  12. yum those are some nice recipes....

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  13. i love these sandwiches too and your stir fry and the crackers look good :)

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  14. I would grab a basket(when it is summer here of course), grab all these delectable cucumber sandwiches and go on a nice picnic! Would you join me so that we could spend a "girlie" afternoon out?
    Don't you think that it would be so cool if these little ideas could materialize? Nothing can prohibit our imaginations from running wild!

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  15. sandwiches looks yummy. All the recipes from other blogs have come out well, specially the nippattu.

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  16. hi,
    Lovely pictorial presentation. Nicely neatly done :) the tried and tasted dishes look damn neat :)
    thanks for the cucumber slicing tip :)
    TC

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  17. hi,
    Lovely pictorial presentation. Nicely neatly done :) the tried and tasted dishes look damn neat :)
    thanks for the cucumber slicing tip :)
    TC

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  18. Hey looks so good!!! I am really hungry now and this makes me more!!! Yummy cream/mayannoise looking great on top of bread:) You know if u are hungry everything will kill u:)

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  19. That's a delicious array of dishes.
    Cucumber sandwhich is looking yummy, love the thin slices..,thanx for sending..

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  20. Hi Ramya,thanks for visiting me :)

    Thanks ,Mahimaa :)

    Thanks ,Priya..I'm glad that you visited me :)

    Thanks,n33ma..All recipes I have tried have came out well.Do try them :)

    Thanks,Rc :)

    Thanks ,Laavanya..I should try with green chutney..It must be more flavorful :)

    Thanks Somaji..I could see why your daughter loves this sandwich..Thank god my mom didn't packed them for my school lunch or else I would have also done the same as your daughter :)

    Thanks,Nags..I really liked your stir-fry..Its a keeper :)

    Thanks,Madhuram for visiting me..I'm happy they have came out well..Thanks a lot for posting it in your blog :)

    Thank you,Uma..Thats true..These sandwiches are great for summer !

    Yes,Cham..I love to have it with tea..Thanks for the lovely comment :)

    Thanks,Shama.Try them sometime :)

    Thanks,Food Fanatic :)

    Thanks ,Vibaas :)

    Thanks,Nazarina..I'm always ready for such a wonderful picnic with you :)
    You always inspire me with your ideas of presentation!

    Thanks,Suparna..I'm glad its helpful :)

    Thanks,Jayasree :)

    Raks,I too have gone through the same kinda hunger while looking at your blog :)

    Thanks,Neha for hosting this event and for the lovely comment :)

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  21. Hey Madhu.....yummy sandwich with peeles cucumbers.....I like the mug..:D.

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  22. YUM! lovely dainty Sandwiches, looks great. I must bake those crackers too, sounds goo to me! :)

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  23. Easy and healthy sandwich...

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  24. Superhealthy sandwiches...drooling with that cup of tea

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  25. Sandwiches looks too prefect am ready to go picnic with ur cucumber sandwiches Madhu;)

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  26. Sandwiches looks simply fresh and refreshing, your tea cup is more inviting, great entry keep going...

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  27. sandwiches look really neat & tasty.

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  28. loks yummy..nice step by step procedure..i will give a try :)

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  29. wow.. thats refreshing! Nice entry!

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  30. Madhu..aah..Thats just wonderful..read a book n cook n eat..Oh..I was reading n drooling about some Tiramisu yday..how i wish I had your motivation..:D
    The sandwich is just perfect n loved your pics ..:)
    Have a great week ahead..:)

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  31. delicious looking sandwiches..look cute too!! loved the cup of tea..especially the cup..couldnt manage to get one of those when i went to india this time :(

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  32. i love adding cucumber in my sandwitch..love your recipe

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  33. Cucumber sandwiches.Yummy breakfast or an easy to go snack too.Lovely and quick recipe.

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  34. Perfect sandwiches in keeping with teh weather...

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  35. I make cucumber sandwiches once in a while..but this is a sure shot recipe.Marinating the cucumber slices and then layering it..I'm gonna try this out.I love those round sandwiches too!!

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  36. Sandwiches look fabulous..Nippatus try pannitiya nee...Looks crispy and yummy...

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  37. I love your cucmber sandwiches!!! I think it is great to make a tasty sandwich without having to put meat on it....there is something so satisfying about eating it.

    They look really yummy!

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  38. Hello Madhu ,

    the sandwiches look amazing and I love the the other pics too:)

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  39. Cucumber sandwich looks lovely . good for a diet menu.

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  40. Yum, yum, yum, only for kids. What if I eat it, my weight will shot to 100Kg. I shouldnt miss it when I was kid. India didnt have mayo or sour cream but only butter or ghee during my childhood days. Looks sooooooooo tempting. Pls dont make me so tempting again. Hard to resist. I hope u ate it. Pls think of me while eating. Ok, dear. Otherwise ur stomach will be howling, Ha ha ha...

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  41. This sandwich looks so delicious and cute ! Loved the nippattu too, I have also bookmarked this recipe to try :-)

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  42. cucumber sandwich is soooo... lovely! I should try it. My family loves any dish with cucumber. crunch.... crunch....
    baby corn stir fry and nippatu are yummy!

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  43. The sandwich looks so refreshing. Just got some cucumbers...the heat here in Andhra is already killing. Can't wait to have that sandwich.

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  44. Thank you Madhu for visiting my blog and leaving those lovely comments....:) You too have a great blog....All the tried and tested recipes looks really delicious....
    I love your spice box...it's really very cute!!!

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  45. i always crave for these cucumber sandwiches when i read victorian novels:) will have to make these soon!!
    btw, have you seen the movie adoption of 'the importance of being Earnest'? it's fun....

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  47. Nice Blog...Biryani is looking delicious..Mouthwatering kheer...

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  48. The onion crackers look really yummy. Yeah... the cucumber sandwiches would really do some good in the summer..



    Write poetry

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  49. Wow you've tried out so many recipe. Everything looks good.

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  50. Hola hoy he encotrado tu blog de casualidad, y tambien he descubierto vuestro famoso sandwich, hoy lo voy a preparar para la cena, seguro que me encanta, ya que me gustan todos los ingredientes que lleva, gracias!!

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  51. Looks so inviting and lovely pictures! Marinating cucumber is a good idea

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