Cucumber Picnic Sandwiches


  • 1 loaf bread, preferably pumpernickel, rye or something seedy
  • 1 lb cream cheese, softened
  • ½ C milk
  • 1 bu dill, chopped
  • 5 cucumbers
  • 1 bag sprouts or pea shoots
  1. Place the softened cream cheese in a large mixing bowl (or stand mixer) and paddle to soften
  2. Add the milk, dill and several good turns of black pepper and paddle to combine
  3. With a vegetable peeler peel the cucumbers leaving half the skin and taking the other half off in stripes
  4. With a mandolin or very sharp knife shave the cucumber into very thin
  5. Toast or grill the bread and shmear with the dilly-cream cheese
  6. Pile the cucumbers high like you would a deli meat
  7. Sprinkle with salt
  8. Top with sprouts
  9. Put the lid on the sandwich and serve


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