Russian Tea Sandwiches

Russian Tea Sandwiches-1-9Tea is a huge part of the Russian culture. No matter what the season, tea is almost always a part of the day. Tea drinking is a whole ritual, not just a beverage to be guzzled down. It always involved some kind of snack to go along with the tea, some sort of sandwich and of course, a sweet treat.

These sandwiches are so Russian. We have a Polish deli in our neighborhood, where they make many delicious sausages from scratch. They even have homemade multigrain bread. One of my favorites it a sausage called Krakowska kielbasa. Combined with Russian cheese (Российский Сыр), it’s just the perfect match. I’ve discovered that Havarti and Butterkase cheese taste really similar to the Russian cheese. When I take a bite of the sandwich and follow it with a sip of warm tea, the butter and cheese on the sandwich start to melt. Yum! The crunchy cucumbers add some freshness and crunchiness to the whole thing.

Tea with sandwiches is great any time of day – breakfast, lunch, snack or even a light dinner. It’s also the perfect menu for an impromptu party for your friends.

Ingredients:

Multigrain bread

Butter, softened

Cheese (havarti, butterkase, russian)

Russian kolbasa or Polish Krakowska kielbasa

cucumber

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Russian Tea Sandwiches-1-2Spread a thin layer of butter on the bread. Russian Tea Sandwiches-1-3Place a slice or two of cheese on the buttered slice of bread. Russian Tea Sandwiches-1-4Place two slices of kielbasa on top of the cheese and complete the sandwich with some slices of cucumber.

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Russian Tea Sandwiches
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Ingredients
  • Multigrain bread
  • Butter, softened
  • Cheese (havarti, butterkase, russian)
  • Russian kolbasa or Polish Krakowska kielbasa
  • cucumber
Instructions
  1. Spread a thin layer of butter on the bread.
  2. Place a slice or two of cheese on the buttered slice of bread.
  3. Place two slices of kielbasa on top of the cheese and complete the sandwich with some slices of cucumber.

 
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  1. Oksana K says

    Wow! Miss these!
    Thanks for a reminder… these are delicious and easy, also in my “comfort food” list :-D

  2. Katia P says

    Where is the “LIKE” button on the bottom? these are so simple to make, my kids could do it. Yummy !!!!! Thanks so sharing

  3. Alena H says

    My husband absolutely loves Havarti cheese! We pretty much buy it as soon as we run out. (from Costco).

  4. Edyta says

    I grew up in Poland and these sandwiches are so popular there. My family eat them for breakfast or supper.
    Many times instead of cucumbers we are using tomatoes. Next time you’ll visit Polish deli try Krolewski cheese, it’s my favorite.
    Love your blog!

  5. Emily says

    Yum! I’ve been eating these for breakfast this week and they’re so good! (I accidentally bought aged Havarti cheese, so they might not taste quite “right”, but I like them anyway. I’ll have to try them with the right kind of cheese next!)

  6. Andrea says

    I was wondering what brand of kolbasa would you recommend. I’m always overwhelmed by the number of choices at the Russian store.

    • says

      Hi Andrea,
      We don’t have a good quality Russian store in our area, so I usually buy European deli at a local Polish store, where they actually make their own sausages and kielbasa. The one I really like is called Krakowska.

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