Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Because You Haven't Lived If You Haven't Tried My Mom's Cucumber Sandwiches

Confession: I'm not a great cook.

Confession:  I don't cook it unless it comes in a box or a can.

Confession:  I can't follow a recipe unless every teeny tiny detail is laid out and explained in great detail.  Because...

Confession:  I'm not a great cook.

Seriously, though, you just haven't lived if you haven't tried my momma's famous cucumber sandwiches.  I have no idea where this recipe originates, but trust me when I say...

It will change your life, sandwich lovers!

You will need...

2 medium cucumbers, peeled
12 oz. cream cheese, the soft kind
1/3 cup mayo
4 or 5 green onions, chopped fine, tops too
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp. garlic salt

The instructions (I swear I can hear my mother's voice as I read them.)...

Grate cucumbers onto a couple of layers of paper towels or process in food processor and then turn the chopped cucumbers out onto paper towels. Cover with more towels and press out all moisture - this is very important. Add all other ingredients except cucumbers to food processor and process thoroughly. Add cucumber and process only 2 or 3 seconds (more will make everything get too watery). Spread on thin bread. Remove crusts. An electric knife makes very neat sandwich edges. Cut in triangles to serve. Sandwiches may be refrigerated overnight or frozen. The spread needs to be made the day before. This amount makes about 80 tiny sandwiches.

Don't you love how my mom has paid such close attention to detail?  One might even think my mother is trying to insult my intelligence...what, with her...this is very important...and...An electric knife makes very neat sandwich edges.  One might even assume my mother has a lot of extra time on her hands as she has spelled out every step in the cucumber sandwich making process.  But let me clear things up so that everyone's opinions will be laid to rest...

I'm not a great cook.

Enjoy, friends.  Seriously, these are so good.  I usually eat 10 tiny sandwiches in one sitting.

1 comment:

  1. Well said, dear daughter, well said.