February 8th, 2014

Watermelon Radish Tea Sandwiches

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Watermelon Radish Tea Sandwich

This is a fun recipe that’s easy to put together,  kids might even like to help assemble the sandwiches.  I have to admit that before this I had probably never had a radish sandwich.  If you’re a CSA member, you’ve probably noticed that we grow a lot of different types of radishes!  I love trying the different varieties, and I kept coming across radish and butter combos in my recipe searches.  Watermelon radishes are so gorgeous I subbed them in this traditional preparation.

Watermelon Radish Tea Sandwich

The butter is paired here with lemon zest and juice, fresh thyme and marjoram.  I think you could try whatever fresh herbs you have on hand, and of course chives if you have them.  I had unsalted butter, so I used a pinch of salt, but if you use salted butter the extra salt is probably not necessary.  For the bread, I recommend you use your favorited sandwich bread.  I like whole grain, and thinly sliced rye is traditional. Let the butter get really soft and this comes together quick!

Watermelon Radish Tea Sandwich

Watermelon Radish Tea Sandwiches

to serve four:
8 slices of toasted bread, crusts removed
2 small watermelon radishes sliced as thin as possible
4 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs such as thyme and marjoram or chives
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
salt if necessary

Prepare bread and radishes.

Mix together remaining ingredients.

Spread 1/2 tablespoon butter over each slice of bread.  Layer radishes on four slices of bread and top with remaining bread slices.

Serve at once.

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