Small sandwiches are a great snack for any company. You can cook it from anything: fruits, vegetables, berries, seafood, meat, cheese or sausages. In addition, you can creatively approach the preparation of canapes and tartines and make them a real decoration of the festive table. From our article you will learn how to prepare original small sandwiches for a party and surprise friends and acquaintances with new tastes.
This is a small sandwich, the name of which can be translated as “tiny”. Usually this snack is served at receptions and youth parties, where people are going to talk and dance a lot. Mini sandwiches are often put on skewers or toothpicks so that they can be taken without getting your hands dirty and put in the mouth as a whole. They are served on a large and flat dish or serving rack.
How to cook canapes
Small skewer sandwiches are prepared mainly on white bread. Less commonly you can see this appetizer on rye or whole grain. Some people prefer to make multi-story canapes with small crackers. We recommend that you try your hand at culinary art and start by making a simple, classic little sandwich. For this you need:
Thinly slice wheat bread and slightly dry the resulting slices in a toaster, oven or microwave. The main thing - do not overdo it. The base for the sandwich should retain its shape after slicing and not be too dry.
Put a filling on each slice and press it to the base. It can be cheese, ham or meat. Using a wide and sharp knife, cut bread slices with diamonds, squares or rectangles.
If desired, put on each slice an olive, a slice of lemon, cucumber or tomato. Pierce the entire structure with a skewer and put on a beautiful dish.
If you are preparing small sandwiches for the first time, then do not strive to create a multi-layer structure. Most likely, this canapes will fall apart in your hands or it will be uncomfortable to eat. When you have enough experience, try to implement the recipes described below.
This bright and attractive-looking dish is especially popular with children. It can be done for a birthday or any family celebration. To do this, we will need cooked and peeled quail eggs, greens and cherry tomatoes. To make white dots, we need to take some mayonnaise or cream cheese. For hats, cut the tomatoes in half and remove the pulp with a spoon. We string the ingredients on skewers, forming mushrooms, and apply points with a toothpick. We spread lettuce, parsley or dill on a dish and “plant” our fly agaric on an impromptu meadow. Enjoy your meal!
Small sandwiches with chips
This light meal can be prepared for gatherings with friends. It goes well with wine and cocktails, which you will treat your guests. Mini sandwiches are prepared quickly and easily:
Mix cream cheese, which should be at room temperature, with dill, green onions, capers and lemon juice. The amount of ingredients you must determine for yourself, guided by personal preferences.
Put the finished mixture in the refrigerator for two or three hours.
Take large potato chips and use a spoon to put the cheese mass on them.
Dice lightly salted or smoked salmon and put slices on the filling.
These cute snacks will decorate any party and will please your guests. A distinctive feature of this type of canapes is that it is cooked without bread. You will need to cut into cubes several types of cheese and string it on long skewers, alternating with grapes or olives.
These popular small buffet sandwiches are made from bread and toppings of the same kind. The basis for this snack can also be made from cracker, bagel or pressed whole grain bread. Usually one side of the tartka is spread with a thin layer of butter, and what is in the refrigerator is placed on top. It can be cheese, sausage, boiled meat, fish, egg or canned food. If you plan to spend the evening in an informal setting, then make a few fillings and put them in different dishes. Next, place figuratively sliced bread rolls and butter. During the conversation, your guests will prepare their own treats, focusing on their own taste.
Small snack sandwiches in the form of baskets are prepared very quickly and are always popular among guests. Piquant fillings of fish, vegetables, meat and cheese will not let the party participants get hungry and will help not to linger for a long time at the festive table. You can buy the basis for this snack in a store or cookery, or you can cook it yourself. To do this, you need shortbread or puff pastry, but you can also make them from dough mixed in sour cream, kefir, cottage cheese or cheese. But today we will consider the classic recipe:
For a shortcrust pastry, mix one cup of flour, 100 grams of melted butter, a little water, one yolk, and salt.
Put the finished dough in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.
Roll out a layer three millimeters thick and cut it into squares.
Put the slices of dough in silicone molds and press along the edges. Surplus can be removed, but you can leave the tartlets bizarre form.
We send the blanks to the refrigerator for another half hour, and then pierce them with a fork in several places.
Bake the base in a preheated oven for about 20 minutes.
Many housewives do not puzzle over the preparation of complex fillings, but simply put in baskets salads with mayonnaise sauce, which are prepared for the holiday. But we will tell you how to make truly original fillers that will surprise and delight your guests.
Finely chop the fillet of light-salted salmon or trout (100 grams), chop the dill (to taste), grate the cheese (100 grams) and the butter frozen in the refrigerator (a small piece). Mix all the ingredients with a blender or mince them. Put the finished paste in baskets with a spoon or using a pastry bag with a curly nozzle.
100 grams of bacon, 150 grams of cheese and one tomato cut into small cubes and put in a bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the chicken egg with mayonnaise and ground hot pepper. Combine all products and mix thoroughly. Arrange the fillings in tartlets and bake them in the oven for about 15 minutes.
We take out the cod liver from the can, drain the excess oil and knead with a fork. Finely chop four eggs and a few pickled cucumbers. We mix the components, put them in forms and decorate with greens.
Finely chop the onions and mushrooms (champignons or forest), cut the boiled chicken breast into small pieces and fry all the foods in turn. Pour cream into a clean pan and bring them to a boil. For taste, you can add seasoning for julienne and ground dried mushrooms. After a few minutes, pour the sauce into the filling and put the baskets to bake until tender.
We hope that you will enjoy cooking small sandwiches, the recipes of which you learned from our article. Make them for holidays, corporate parties, pajama parties and New Year's Eve. Create your own recipes, share them with your friends, and your meetings with them will be even more fun than before.
Beautiful sandwiches on a festive table
There are a lot of different sandwich recipes with which to decorate the holiday table. No one will probably say how many of them exist at all. In addition to, say, classic or traditional sandwiches, there are many that are created daily, born in the creative mind of both a professional chef and a lover of home cooking.
There are a lot of original sandwiches. Here I want to bring to your attention unusual recipes for sandwiches not so much, even by their constituent components, but by their external manufacture.
The name itself speaks for itself. These sandwiches look like small red insects. To prepare them, we need:
- Sliced long loaf
- Red fish (salmon, trout, pink salmon, salmon)
- Seedless olives
We take the fish and separate it from the bones and skin. After that, cut into thin slices. Cut the loaf. You can buy in the store and already ready, sliced. Oil each slice of the loaf and put on top a sliced slice of red fish.
Cut the tomatoes in half. We cut each half in half, but not completely, to make the wings of a ladybug. We spread these "wings" into pieces of the loaf. Now do the head. To do this, cut the olive in half in the same way and apply it to the tomatoes.
Finely chop the olives and spread the dots on the tomatoes with these pieces. Decorate the sandwich with a sprig of parsley and that's it, the sandwich is ready.
To prepare such an original dish, we need:
- eggs - 3 pcs.
- ham - 120 g
- cheese - 100 g
- cherry tomatoes - 15 pcs. (or the number of alleged "fly agarics")
- cucumber - 1-2 pcs.
- mayonnaise - 1-2 tbsp. l
- greens - for decoration
Cook the eggs, and then grate them. We take the ham and cut it into small cubes. We also rub cheese on a grater. Mix all this and add 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise. Take the tomatoes and cut them in half.
Cucumbers cut into rings.
Everything is ready, now you can mount the mushrooms themselves. We take a flat large plate-dish and put greens on it. We lay out the cucumber circles. From the previously prepared mixture of eggs, ham and cheese, we mold the mushroom legs. Set the finished legs on the cucumbers. We put on top a chopped half of a tomato - a hat. Mayonnaise put white dots on the tomatoes.
Everything, the sandwiches are ready.
An original sandwich that children will surely enjoy. To cook it, take the following components:
- 1 slice of bread
- 1 boiled small egg
- 1 sausage or slice of cooked sausage,
- cheese, leaf of fresh green salad,
This is for making one sandwich. Accordingly, if you make several of them, then increase the number of components by the required number.
We take a plate, put a leaf of lettuce on it. We make a regular sandwich of bread, cheese and sausage (or sausage) and put it on a plate with herbs.
Cut the egg in half. We put one half on a sandwich (the second can be used for the next sandwich). From above, towards the end of the egg, we make an incision and insert the ears prepared from sausage. In the same way we make a nose and eyes. Peppers are good for them. Tomatoes, olives, etc. - depends on the imagination. On the reverse side we make a tail.
Everything - the sandwich is ready.
Hot sandwiches on the festive table. Simple recipes
Sandwiches can be either cold or hot, that is, cooked in a pan or in the oven. These sandwiches have a peculiar taste and are even better for breakfast.
Sandwich with potatoes
Consider a simple version of a potato sandwich. To prepare it, take:
- 3-4 potatoes
- salt pepper
- sunflower oil
Rub the raw potatoes, salt and pepper. Cut the bread like toast. Spread grated potatoes on top.
We heat the pan and lay sandwiches on it, potatoes down. Fry until golden brown. Turning bread is not necessary.
Sandwiches with sausages
Necessary products for sandwiches:
- sliced long loaf
- 3-4 tomatoes
- cheese 200 g
- sausages 500 g
- greens (onions, parsley, dill)
- vegetable oil
Cut the loaf (can be purchased at the store already chopped). Grate cheese, cut sausages into small cubes, chop the greens. Mix it all, add mayonnaise. Cut the tomatoes into rings.
Making these sandwiches in the oven. To do this, grease the baking sheet with oil and put the loaf on it. On top we put a few rings of tomato and a mass of cheese, herbs and sausages. Sprinkle with grated cheese and put in the oven. Fry until golden brown.
Hot sandwiches "Mini Pizza"
These sandwiches are perfect for pizza lovers.
We will need:
- Long loaf - 1 pcs.
- Sausage - 300 gr.
- Cheese - 200 gr.
- Pickled cucumbers (gherkins) - 150-200 gr.
- Ketchup "Lecho" with bell pepper
- Mayonnaise to taste
Chop the baton, or get a ready-made chopped one. Ketchup must be mixed with mayonnaise one to one. We cut cucumbers in circles, sausage or cut into small cubes, or rub on a grater. We also rub cheese on a grater. Dill finely chopped.
Lubricate the slices of the loaf with a mixture of ketchup with mayonnaise, put cucumbers, sausage on top and sprinkle with cheese and dill. We put it on a baking sheet and bake for five minutes, until the cheese is melted.
Holiday sandwiches whipped up. Tasty and beautiful!
In principle, there are no specific holiday sandwiches. On the table you can put banal sandwiches with butter and sausage. The main thing is how to decorate and present them. And here it all depends on your imagination and, of course. From the availability of necessary products in your refrigerator.
To prepare these original sandwiches, take:
- Salt, garlic
- Black pepper (ground)
- Vegetable oil
- Hard (or processed) cheese - 250 g
- Garlic - 3-4 tooth.
- Mayonnaise, greens, olives, olives
Cut the baton, put it on the dish. Rub cheese on a fine grater and mix with crushed garlic. We smear it all on the loaf, put the greens on top. We cut olives and olives into circles and spread the bees out of them. Cucumbers cut into slices are laid on the side in the form of wings.
Sandwiches are ready, you can serve.
Royal Crab Stick Sandwich
- crab sticks, 50 grams
- cucumbers, 20 grams
- rye bread, 50 grams
- mayonnaise, 10 grams
- parsley, 5 grams
Add grated garlic to mayonnaise, you can also boiled yolks. With this mixture we spread bread sliced into pieces. On top we put crab sticks cut into thin slices, on top we put cucumber circles and greens.
Sandwiches are ready, bon appetit!
- sea kale 1 can,
- cod roe
- egg 3 pieces
We spread cod caviar on bread (loaf). Hard boiled eggs are divided into protein and yolk. We crumble the yolk and make a picture of it in the form of soil (bottom) of the aquarium. We spread seaweed from sea cabbage, and cut out a fish from protein and put it anywhere on the sandwich.
Sandwiches in the microwave
Sandwiches are now fashionable to make in the microwave. Both fast and hot. Take the following components:
- 400 g loaf
- 200 g cheese
- 100 g of sausage (boiled),
- Pepper, tomatoes,
- Mayonnaise, lettuce, greens
Chop pepper, tomatoes and sausage medium-sized. You can even cut into small strips. Grate the cheese. Lubricate the loaf with mayonnaise, spread the chopped tomatoes, sausage and pepper. Sprinkle with cheese on top. Put the sandwiches in the microwave and cook for about 3 minutes.
These original sandwiches will delight everyone at the festival, both children and adults.
To prepare them you will need:
- Bread (preferably rye),
- smoked sausage,
Lubricate the bread with butter, put a slice of cheese on top, so that it covers all the bread. From above we make an antenna from a slice of cheese. From the sausage we cut a small rectangle and put it in the upper part of the sandwich - this is the screen of the mobile phone. Cut the cucumber into small cubes. From which we spread the phone buttons.
In principle, you can use completely different components to prepare such a sandwich: corn and peas for buttons.
- medium sized kiwi
- processed cheese
- 2 tsp mayonnaise and black ground pepper.
Rub the cheese on a fine grater. Mix it with mayonnaise and pepper. We clean the kiwi and cut it into slices. Cut a baguette, spread each piece with a mixture of mayonnaise and cheese. Put a slice of kiwi on top.
Cheese and Garlic Sandwiches
- Long loaf or sliced bread,
- cheese (100 g),
- tomato (2 pcs.),
- mayonnaise, greens.
In the oven, bake a chopped loaf slightly (about 10 minutes). Grate the cheese, crush the garlic and mix them together. Add mayonnaise. Cut the tomatoes into rings. Lubricate the loaf with cheese mass with mayonnaise. Lay out tomatoes and greens on top.
Sandwiches on Skewers
Sandwiches on skewers are also called canapes. They differ from standard sandwiches in small sizes. In cooking, the same is different in that all the components are strung on these skewers.
Like regular sandwiches, canapes can be prepared from a wide variety of products.
This is one of the common skewer sandwiches. Here you can use a wide variety of fruits and in any combination.
It all depends on taste and imagination. Therefore, it is difficult to offer something unusual. So imagine, and let your culinary delights be enjoyable and delicious.
Skewered Vegetable Sandwich
- 100 g of bread, ham and sausage
- 50 g cheese
- 6-8 olives
- 6 cherry tomatoes
- fresh and pickled cucumber
Cut the bread into small squares up to 5 cm., Fry them in a pan. Так же на небольшие кубики нарезаем остальные ингредиенты: колбасу, ветчину, овощи, сыр, помидоры.
Друг на друга выкладываем хлеб, сверху ветчину, затем сыр, лист петрушки. Огурец, помидор. Все это скрепляем шпажкой. We also lay out the second version of the sandwich from sausage, pickled cucumbers, cheese, olives and fasten with skewers. We lay out on a plate and serve.
Marmalade on skewers
Another interesting recipe is more likely dessert canapes.
- Cheese - 100 Gram
- Marmalade - 100 grams
- Olives - 80 grams
- Lemon - 1 Piece
Making a canapé is easy and quick. First we chop a piece of cheese. On top of it is a lemon, then marmalade and on top of the olive. That's all.
Funny Canapes story
The dish takes its history in France. The literal translation sounds like “tiny,” “small.” These mini sandwiches were not invented by chance. The thing is that at parties in France, it was extremely popular to serve wines of different varieties and years of aging.
The invitees did not always restrain their “interest” in the drink and very often were drunk before serving the main course.
Canape - was the way out of such situations. Due to the fact that the meal does not require any dishes or hands, the guests willingly took skewers one by one.
One of the layers has always been made from fatty foods: cheese or bacon. Natural fats slow down the absorption of alcohol, keeping the guest on their feet.
Sandwiches with caviar
Sandwiches with caviar are certainly delicious, especially if it is natural red or black caviar. However, you can use caviar such as cod.
- 160 g of red caviar,
- 150 g butter,
- 1-2 bulbs,
- 300 g salted salmon fillet,
- 2 fresh cucumbers
- 200 g low-fat cottage cheese,
- 50 ml sour cream
- 2 tbsp spicy horseradish
- loaf of white bread
- greens, red pepper, lemon.
Cut the bread into slices, cut the crust. Grind the greens. We mix sour cream, horseradish, cottage cheese, red ground pepper together.
We lubricate several slices of bread with butter, the rest with a mixture of cottage cheese and sour cream. Sprinkle with chopped herbs.
Spread the caviar on top. Add thin slices of lemon to the sandwiches with butter, and put slices of cucumber and onions on the cream-curd.
Sandwiches with red caviar and shrimp
- chum salmon caviar - 180 g,
- loaf - 10-12 slices,
- shrimps - 10-12 pcs.,
- finely chopped dill,
- thin-skinned lemon
Take the shrimp and boil them in salted water for about 3 minutes. Cut the loaf and smear it with butter. Put a spoonful of caviar on top. At the edges, squeeze out the butter with a syringe. We clean the shrimp and put it in pieces for each sandwich.
Garnish with lemon slices and herbs.
Sandwich with red caviar and curd cheese
- 100 g of cottage cheese
- 8-10 boiled shrimp,
- 8-10 slices of a white loaf,
- 30 g butter,
- ½ cans of red caviar,
Cut the loaf, browning it in a pan. Lubricate the sides of bread with butter and roll in dill. Put curd cheese, caviar and one shrimp on top.
Sandwiches with red caviar and fish
- Lightly salted salmon or trout - 200 g,
- Red caviar - 150 g,
- White bread,
- Fresh dill
Cut white bread into square thin slices, removing the crust from them. Lubricate with oil, put a piece of fish and caviar on top. Sprinkle with greens on top.
Sandwiches with red caviar and kiwi
- Red caviar - 80 g
- Cream cheese
- Kiwi - 2-3 ripe fruits
Cut the bread into rings and spread the cheese on each piece. Then put a spoonful of caviar. We clean the kiwi, cut it and put the ringlets on top of the caviar. Part of the sandwiches can be made with caviar and kiwi, and part only with caviar.
How to make canapes
Now we know what small skewer sandwiches are called, but how do you put them on it?
An appetizer can be prepared in two ways: cut the same layers of all the ingredients manually or use the cannabis (more often - a canapé mold). Of course, the second option will be the fastest and most productive. Nevertheless, it is hardly possible to make a perfectly flat shape by hand.
Clicking on the product with a cannon - makes one layer. After collecting all the layers, you just need to pull out the finished product and fix it with a skewer or stick.
The most compatible products for canapes
When cooking canapes, you always need to adhere to the rule: dry - wet layer. For example, as a basis, you decide to use bran bread, then the next layer should be wet - a tomato or some other juicy vegetable.
The most delicious combinations:
- thin bread, pineapple, cheese, olive,
- pita bread / bread, tomato, egg, liver,
- pineapple, shrimp, mozzarella.
Sandwiches with herring. Simple and delicious recipes
Sandwiches with Herring and Cream Cheese
- Salted herring - 100 g.
- Butter - 25 g.
- Cream cheese - 100 g.
- Carrots - 1 pc.
- Mayonnaise to taste.
Separate the herring from the bones and cut into small cubes. Grated boiled carrots. We also grate processed cheese on a grater. We mix all this by adding mayonnaise and oil. Spread this mixture on bread. Top can be decorated with greens.
Sandwiches with Herring and Cucumber
- Herring fillet - 100 g.
- Brown bread - 4 slices.
- Egg - 1 pc.
- Fresh cucumber - 1 pc.
- Mayonnaise to taste.
We cut the boiled egg into four parts. Cut the cucumber into slices. We clean herring and also cut into slices. On a piece of bread we put a herring, a circle of cucumber, a quarter of an egg. Decorate with greens and mayonnaise on top.
Sandwiches with herring and tomato
- Black or white bread.
- Herring fillet - 120 g.
- Tomato - 300 g.
- Olives - a few pieces.
- Pickled Cucumber - 1 pc.
- Red pepper - 50 g.
- Butter - 40 g.
- Paprika and black pepper.
We soften the butter, add paprika, pepper to it and mix. We spread this butter on bread, put a circle of tomato on top. We put a herring on it, curling it with a ring, inside which we put a piece of cucumber and pepper.
Sandwiches with herring and seaweed caviar
- White bread or baguette
- 2 chicken eggs
- 1 cream cheese
- 2 tsp seaweed roe,
- 2 herring fillets,
- Fresh cucumber,
Grate boiled eggs, cut dill. Knead the cream cheese in a plate. Add dill with grated egg and mix. The resulting mass is spread with sliced bread. Put a piece of herring fillet and a circle of cucumber on top.
Sandwiches "Herring on a fur coat"
- 200 gr. herring fillet,
- Rye bread,
- Boiled beets
- 2-3 boiled eggs,
- 1 tbsp mayonnaise
- Salt pepper,
Cleaned boiled eggs and beets and three on a grater. We press garlic through a press. Mix all this and add mayonnaise. Bread can initially be slightly fried. The remaining eggs are cut into circles, and the herring is sliced.
Getting to the sandwiches. We spread the bread on a dish, put a mug of eggs on each piece. On top, put a spoonful of beetroot salad and a slice of herring with parsley.
The sandwich is ready, bon appetit!
And finally, a short video on how to make a delicious herring sandwich