Galganov's Free Recipe for Finger Sandwiches - a Party Food!
The Background Story
Finger Sandwiches, also known as Tea Sandwiches are so named because they are so easy to eat with your fingers. These were standard party fare during the 1950's through to the early 80's. Today they are still an economical, easy to prepare and eat, fun party food.
These sandwiches are, traditionally, filled with a smooth, almost nuetral filling - not over-salted or flavoured ... just a smooth fill of chicken salad, salmon salad or egg salad or, occasionally, tuna salad. We still like to put a little bit of sweet peppers or less traditional celery (for a nice, refreshing crunch) into some of our salad fillings.
This recipe uses our Basic White Bread. It is also made with a mix of whole wheat bread and white. Naturally, these sandwiches can be made with a store bought bread - all the slicing is done for you - nice and consistent. Breads from bread machine are also excellent for this recipe since most bread makers make loaves which are well shaped to reduce waste. We, of course, use our own breads. Crusts are cut and set aside for bread crumbs.
We choose not to butter the bread as we do not feel these sandwiches need the extra fat. Nor do we add mayonnaise since there is sufficient mayonnaise in the salads already.