How To Make Finger Sandwiches

Finger sandwiches have been the snack of choice for many years.  They are typically two inches in size and provide the guests with a number of dining choices. Finger sandwiches are thin and they are generally not stuffed with an abundance of filling. People like these sandwiches because they are delicate, classy and filled with a variety of meats including chicken, beef, lamb and pork.

However, making finger sandwiches can be a time consuming and may require a lot of patience. Cutting the tea sandwich into small pieces requires concentration and delicacy. So if you are planning to invite your friends to your house, consider making some finger sandwiches for them as they can enhance your reputation considerably. Serving the sandwiches on a decorative platter has become a very popular trend these days as it allows the guests to pick the sandwich of their choice. It is advised to take your time to make the presentation look beautiful.

Prep time: 20 to 30 min
Cook time: Nil
Total time: 20 to 30 min
Yield: 3 to 4 servings
Utensils: Wax paper, cutting board, knife, paper towel, fork and serving plates.

Bread or tortilla wraps
Luncheon meat
Sandwich spreads
Fruit and vegetables


  • 1

    Firstly, you will have to pick a variety of breads with different colours. Italian bread, rye bread and pumpernickel breads are used commonly in finger sandwiches. To add variety to the presentation, consider adding some tortilla wraps in there. Using spinach wraps or red pepper tortillas is an excellent way to enhance the looks.

  • 2

    Take a cutting board and cut portions of ham, turkey, roast beef and chicken into small pieces and layers. Now fill the sandwich with a thin layer of mustard or mayonnaise as per your liking. This will help the meat stick to the bread.

  • 3

    Start making up sandwich spreads with fresh or canned fish. Salmon, Tuna or salmon and brie and pimento spreads are commonly used for this purpose. Put a layer of lettuce on a big platter. After cutting the sandwiches into tiny and trimmed pieces of different sizes and shapes like square, triangular and rectangular. Remove the coating and cut the wrap sandwiches into 2 inch pieces.

  • 4

    Now it is time for you to neatly arrange the sandwiches on the platter. Make sure all the triangle sandwiches are facing upward so they can be easily distinguished. Use fruits such as strawberries, cherries and tomatoes to fill any other gaps.

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