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Bad Cook Recipes: Cucumber Sandwich Video Guide

Updated on March 7, 2008

Fancy, Fancy...

Bad Cook Recipes contains secrets and recipes to some of the most sought after dishes in the world. Not unlike the culinary Holy Grail, all who view it are forever changed.

Cucumber Sandwiches are ever so classy, and if your cupboard is bare apart from some bread, a cucumber, and some tea, then you can still put together a very classy little snack together for guests who will be suitably awed by your evident class and style. This can be a little harder to pull off if you are sitting on crates in your living room, but I find that a fancy hat generally dispels any notion that you are not British Aristocracy.

If you'd like to skip all this written text, the video guide is at the bottom of the page, otherwise, read on to learn more about cucumber sandwiches.

The secret to making a good cucumber sandwich lies in two crucial points, which I will reveal to you now.

  • Cutting the skin off the cucumber

and

  • Using only a little salt and pepper. Don't go overboard here, a little salt and pepper goes a long way when applied to cucumbers, and there is nothing worse than a salt and pepper sandwich. You must endeavor to let that subtle cucumber taste come through.

How To Assemble A Cucumber Sandwich:

Take some white bread (or brown, but white is generally considered more reflective of old patriarchal times gone by, and is therefore more 'classy.')

Cut the crusts off the bread. (There is nothing less classy than crusts. Do you think the aristocracy chew crusts? Heavens no!)

Prepare your cucumber by removing the skin and slicing it relatively thinly. (For those of you who like precise measurements, 4mm is considered a nice slice.)

Use butter or margarine to cover one side of each slice of bread.

Lay the cucumber slices in a single layer across the bottom slice of bread.

Lightly season with salt and pepper.

Place upper slice of bread atop the cucumber

Diagonally cut in half and then in half again.

You should now have four very pretty little triangles. These are your cucumber sandwiches. When presenting them to your guests, it is customary to have them standing point up.

Having trouble with your cucumber sandwiches? Did you attempt to make some only to end up covered in hacked up pieces of cucumber and with plugs of bread in your ears?

Viewing the video should help you troubleshoot your cucumber sandwich making technique...

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      Vega 

      7 years ago

      Cucumbers... illicit?? Where the hell do YOU live?

    • camlo profile image

      Camlo De Ville 

      8 years ago from Cologne, Germany

      Yes, cucumbers can be interesting :-)

    • Hope Alexander profile imageAUTHOR

      Hope Alexander 

      10 years ago

      Excellent tip for those wanting to smuggle illicit vegetables across the border Eileen! ;)

    • Eileen Hughes profile image

      Eileen Hughes 

      10 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      This is great idea, although we just came back from a trip to the eastern states and at the fruit and veg checkpoint they take all our fruit and veg of us. So I stopped and cut my cucumber into slices and popped into a jar of vinegar.

      This allowed us to keep them and on rest of trip I made cucumber sandwiches the next day for lunch. Very nice, although I think I should have added a teaspoon of sugar to vinegar. But still very refreshing meal.

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