Tea sandwich, anyone? Tea sandwiches are small sandwiches – just a couple bites big – filled with a variety of fillings.
These cute little sandwiches are perfect for tea parties, brunches or whenever you are in serve of an adorable finger food. Think quieter, serener parties …
My favorite tea sandwich is Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
. They are little triangles filled with creamy goat cheese, crisp cucumbers and salty smoked salmon. It’s a trifecta of goodness stuffed between two firm slices of bread.
But this isn’t the only filling for tea sandwiches.
Tea sandwiches can be filled with everything from pesto, mozzarella and tomato to tuna salad to cream cheese and jelly. Get creative with yours, and your guests are sure to delight. Always choose a firm bread that can cut well and stand up the fillings. There is a bread labeled “sandwich bread” that works perfectly.
Now, there is just one more issue …To Cut the Crusts or Not to Cut the Crusts?
As you can see, I don’t remove the crusts from my tea sandwiches. Honestly, the effort it would take to slice the crusts away isn’t worth it when they are only different in color than the bread. But some people do choose to remove from to give the sandwiches a uniform appearance.
Really. It’s all up to you.
Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron
) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella