Monday, February 7, 2011

Tea Sandwich Recipe

This recipe for Ham and Orange Tea Sandwiches 

I have prepared this easy, delicious, open-faced sandwich of several occasions.
The photo above was taken during the sandwich-making process at the Berea Health Ministry Fundraiser Tea
for 140 guests in October, 2010.

Ham and Orange Tea Sandwiches by Shelley and Bruce Richardson
16 slices pumpernickel bread
2 cups ground cooked lean ham
1/2 cup finely-chopped celery
6 Tablespoons mayonnaise
32 mandarin orange sections
Fresh parsley

Combine ham, celery, and mayonnaise in a bowl.  Mix well.  Remove crusts from each slice of bread and cuto into diamond shapes.  Spread a layer of ham mixture over each slice of bread and garnish with fresh parsley and orange sections.  Makes 32 open-faced sandwiches. 
Note: from Linda — I have used deli ham for this amount.  I always spread my bread with a thin layer of softened butter before adding the ham spread and I cut my bread in rectangle slices for convenience when making large quantities.  Be sure to drain the orange sections before placing on the sandwich. 

I recommend the Richardson's TEA 101 Seminar to anyone planning to open a tea room.
The seminar is currently held at the Historic Gratz Park Inn in Lexington, KY, the Horse Capital of the World.    


Patsy said...

easy and pretty

Marlena said...

They look lovely and I am sure they are tasty.

Marilyn said...

This sandwich looks yummy. I do love going to their books for tea food recipes.

Angela McRae said...

OK, spread with a thin layer of softened what ... butter? I've read to do that before, so maybe that's it? This sounds tasty AND like a great tea sandwich to make in large quantities. And it sure looks pretty too! Thanks!

Susan said...

I love mandarin oranges and they
make a lovely presentation of tea sandwich!


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