I think the idea of these babies came from my reading The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde and wondering what a cucumber tea sandwich would taste like. Or rather, what is tea time in general like? Was that a pretentious enough intro to this ultra-simple recipe?
Anyway, these sandwiches will make you look as sophisticated as Algernon thinks he is, all with the simplicity behind his real character. Literary references = done (for this post).
Cucumber Finger Sandwiches
Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 20 minutes
Yield: Varies depending on size of potato
1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Slice the potato into chip-like shapes, as thin as possible. Toss with coconut oil and black pepper. Spread in a single layer across a greased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, or until slightly crispy. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
2. Slice cucumber and avocado. Spread desired amount of mayonnaise along each potato slice, and place on a plate with the mayo facing up.
3. Layer one cucumber slice on top of the mayonnaise, and one chunk of avocado on top of the cucumber. Sprinkle paprika across the plate once all of the sandwiches are built, for garnish and extra flavor. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve. Enjoy!
1 medium potato of choice
1 large cucumber
Primal Kitchen Mayonnaise*, to taste
1-2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp black pepper
Paprika, to taste
*I finally got my hands on a jar of this stuff, and let me tell you - it does NOT disappoint! I was never a huge fan of traditional mayo, but this blows that out of the water! Such a great addition to a primal or paleo household :)