For my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary party I made a large number of cocktail sandwiches – those are the ones where you cut all the crusts off the bread, or you buy the long, already crustless tramezzini (which is what I did). I’m going to give you all my sandwich filling recipes in one post, and I’ll leave it up to you to do with them what you will!
1: Smokey Egg Salad Start with about a dozen hard-boiled eggs. Smush them up good. Mince up some chives and tip that into the eggs, together with some salt and pepper, a scoop of Hungarian smoked paprika, and a dollop of mayonnaise. Stir to combine. 2: Lemon-Dill Tuna
Mince up some celery.
Grab some herbs as well, like sage, and of course dill. Mince those too.
Add them in a bowl with your canned flaked tuna, and the juice and zest of 1 lemon.
Add in just a wee bit of yogurt or mayonnaise for cohesion.
3: Classic Cucumber and Herb
Grab a small handful each of fresh mint and chives. Mince those up.
Beat those into softened plain cream cheese and season with salt and pepper. Serve with sliced cucumbers.
4: Curried “Coronation” Chicken
Dismantle and shred a small roasted chicken from the grocery store. Mix in a large amount of fresh chopped pineapple sage, as well as a little bit of onion powder, cumin, yellow curry, and a pinch of cardamom. Tip in plain yogurt or mayonnaise for cohesion.
5: Peanut Butter & Jelly “Sushi”
Smear your bread with the peanut butter of your choice (the all-natural stuff is a mite runny, be warned).
Top with jelly.
Roll the whole thing up and slice into discs.