I don't remember playing "tea party" growing up. Come to think of it, I've never had a Mr. Potato Head either. Obviously, I've been robbed of many childhood normalities.
These cucumber sammies are incredibly easy to make and a crowd pleaser, even for the pickiest of eaters. There are only a few ingredients - which is why my homegrown cucumbers shine in this recipe - and take minutes to assemble. Since these are for a grown-up tea party, you can have a drink while you assemble them. Because so many things are better as an adult.
Since we're going classy, a cold glass of champagne is in order. It's also the reason we're using soft pieces of bread instead of crostinis. Because who feels classy when there's shards of crispy bits flying everywhere, when you bite into your food. Not this broad.
Open-faced Cucumber Sandwiches
About 2-4 servings
½ cup cream cheese
8 baguette slices
1 Tablespoon olive oil
About 2 Tablespoon black pepper
- Slice 8 - ¼” pieces off of a baguette, at a 45 degree angle.
- Peel then thinly slice rounds from the cucumber, about 4 per baguette slice. Put in a bowl and evenly coat with olive oil.
- Spread about ½ Tablespoon of cream cheese onto the baguette. Place 4 cucumber rounds on top of the cream cheese. Sprinkle black pepper on top. Serve with chilled champagne.