Finger Sandwiches

July 4th, 2011 filed under Sandwiches, Snacks
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These mouthwatering finger sandwiches are great for any picnic or party. The flavored cream cheese spread with different herbs give a unique taste, and has a nice crunch with every bite. The recipes are for four different sandwiches: Tomato, Cabbage, Cucumber and Pineapple. You can prepare one or all four of these varieties, as they are quite easy to make.

Recipe will make 16 finger sandwiches.

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices of firm white bread
  • 5 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • 3 teaspoons ginger paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 green chili, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Hari Cilantro Chutney recipe is on the web site
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro (hara Dhania)
  • 1 tablespoon minced mint (podina)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup cabbage, finely sliced
  • 8 slices cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 8 slices tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple
  • 2 pickled peperoncini, finely diced

Method

  1. Trim sides of each slice of bread. Set aside.
  2. Divide the cream cheese into four equal parts.

Tomato Sandwich

  1. To one part of the cream cheese add black pepper, 1 teaspoon ginger, mint leaves and a pinch of salt. Mix well.
  2. Spread cream cheese mixture onto 2 slices of bread. Place tomato slices and top with the other slice of bread to make the sandwich.
  3. Cut into 4 pieces, garnish with a dab of spread and a sliver of tomato.

Cabbage Sandwich

  1. To one part of the cream cheese add cabbage, 1 tablespoon of cilantro, 1 teaspoon ginger, half of the green chili (adjust to taste) and a pinch of salt. Mix well.
  2. Spread mixture onto one slice of bread and top with another slice to make sandwich.
  3. Cut into 4 pieces and garnish with a dab of the spread.

Cucumber Sandwich

  1. To one part of the cream cheese add Hari Cilantro Chutney. Mix well.
  2. Spread cream cheese mixture onto 2 slices of bread. Place cucumber slices and top with the other slice of bread to make the sandwich.
  3. Cut into 4 pieces, garnish with a dab of spread and a sliver of cucumber.

Pineapple Sandwich

  1. To one part of the cream cheese add pineapple, black pepper, 1 teaspoon ginger, pepperchini (adjust to taste), and a pinch of salt. Mix well.
  2. Spread mixture onto one slice of bread and top with another slice to make the sandwich.
  3. Cut into 4 pieces and garnish with a dab of the spread.

Tips

You can easily prepare these finger sandwiches with yogurt if you prefer. However, you need to remove as much water as you can from the yogurt before using it.

  1. Place a muslin or cheesecloth over a strainer and pour yogurt to drain the water.
  2. Gently squeeze the yogurt to remove excess water, making sure not to let the yogurt drain through.
  3. Place a bowl underneath the strainer and place in a refrigerator for at least 6 hours to drain more water. Yogurt will become thick in consistency, just like cream cheese.

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47 Responses to “Finger Sandwiches”

  1. Param Nandha says:

    Hi Manjula, I want to try this recipe; however, I wanted to make sure if cream cheese is suitable for vegetarian, and where I can buy it, and if not then what can be used instead of cream cheese. Morover, I also don’t know about pepper chini. could you please explain it.
    Thanks
    Param

  2. Dipti says:

    Awesome ….taste yummy

  3. sunil says:

    wht is peperoncini

  4. […] started the evening with a few platters of sandwiches. The spicy cream cheese tomato was my favourite followed by the cilantro chutney with cucumber (I […]

  5. Shweta says:

    Hi Aunty

    I am planning to make these sandwiches for a party. Can they be made in advance (1 hour before serving) and these sandwiches should be served at room temperature or can be kept in fridge ?

    Thanks
    S

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