Monday, May 17, 2010

Roast Beef Finger Sandwiches with Herb Cream


Don't let the simple look of these little sandwiches fool you, they pack a powerful punch!

About two years ago, when my little food blog was but an infant and I wasn't sure if I was going to catch the food blogging bug or not, I posted this appetizer recipe. I had gotten the idea from a Cooking Light magazine, and they were so good that for the past two years I've never completely gotten them out of my head.

I did things a bit different this time and turned these into finger sandwiches instead of toasts, which is how they originally appear in the recipe. For toppings I used roast beef, Gorgonzola cheese, salami and a mixture arugula and spinach. But what really makes these babies pop is the sauce you use to coat both pieces of bread. It's a very simple mixture of sour cream, mayo, Worcestershire, garlic and herbs, but the taste is so unique and unforgettable, and absolutely perfect for a whole variety of different toppings. I'm already planning on making myself a nice little panini with the stuff tomorrow! These little sandwiches are perfect for parties, baby or bridal showers, or just those quiet moments when your kids are napping. Hope you enjoy!

Finger Sandwiches with Herb Cream
Adapted from Cooking Light

Ingredients

1 loaf soft white or sour dough bread
1 package deli thin sliced roast beef (or preferred meat), cut to fit size of sandwich
1 package salami, cut to fit sandwich
1/2 cup Gorgonzola
handful of spinach and arugula

Herb Cream:
2/3 cup fat-free sour cream
2 TB minced fresh chives
2 TB low-fat mayo
1 1/2 TB chopped fresh thyme (I used dried and it was fine)
1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 garlic clove minced

Directions

Stack bread on top of each other, about four high. Slice in half, and then trim off all crust. To assemble sandwiches, spread herb cream on each slice of bread. Add all ingredients to one slice of bread, and top with the second. Press gently on sandwich and secure with toothpick if desired. The bread will dry out quickly, so keep covered as much as possible until serving.

29 comments:

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

I have recipes like that too - that I can't quite get out of my head. Your finger sandwiches sound yummy!

doggybloggy said...

wow these little bad boys pack a flavor punch - I love the combination going on here.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love tiny little sandwiches!

Pam said...

I think they look and sound fantastic!

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

My husband would love these! I love the idea for the cream cheese :)

Erica said...

What an elegant looking little treat! Isn't it funny how certain recipes just stay with you?

Jenn said...

I love finger sandwiches. i usually tend to eat more than one. hehehe...

Lynn said...

Mmm, I'll bet that herb cream is yummy. It'd probably be delicious over baked potatoes, too.

Julie said...

I'd love to go to a shower where these were served...I'd probably hog them all!

theUngourmet said...

I am loving these zippy little finger sandwiches! The sauce sounds perfect. :)

Cinnamon-Girl said...

These sound really delicious! Great flavors! And the herb cream sounds like something special.

Holly said...

Sounds soooo good!!

jor said...

These look yummy and so cute!!

Kim said...

I like the idea that there is gorgonzola and an herb cream cheese spread. Can't beat all that cheesy goodness!

Joanne said...

I think little sandwiches are way better than toasts! Love the roast beef and gorgonzola combo...match made in heaven.

Deborah said...

I love little sandwiches like these - and these look perfect!

Megan said...

That little sauce sounds delicious. I bet these are killer.

Alissa said...

Nummmmmy! These are so flavorful! I love 'em!

Pam said...

They sound delicious and I have all the ingredients. Yum! Thanks for the recipe!

Karolyn said...

ou're right...really I just want the sauce. : )Pass me the bowl and a spoon, please.
~ingrid

Maria said...

Cute little sandwiches!

Velva said...

Teresa, these finger roast beef sandwiches are perfect for anytime. I love it. These sandwiches rock. I can see why you can't quite get these out of your head.

Barbara Bakes said...

The spread sounds so flavorful. I'll have to give it a try.

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow looks like ones you would get with high tea!

Barbara said...

I have a salad like this...I loved it when I first posted it and still make it frequently, with variations.
The herb cream sounds wonderful and can be used with other sandwiches as well.
A recipe well worth adapting and repeating, Teresa!

Cathy said...

You've put so much flavor into these yummy little sandwiches with that yummy herb cream and the meats and cheese. This is a winner.

biz319 said...

I love simple, yet complex, sammies like that - love the addition of salami!

Julie said...

I can attest to the fact that these are delicious! Thanks again for bringing them to my shower.We were all talking about them!

Katy ~ said...

I love seeing sandwiches like these. Can't tell you how many times I've been invited to showers, christenings, baptisms, and the like and wished I had something delicious like this to bring along. I can't begin to thank you enough; it's hard to find delicious finger sandwich recipes.