Sandwich soldiers

'Bread soldiers' are a name from classical cuisine for long bread croutons commonly used as a garnish for spinach. Here we create a filled variation that makes a perfect garnish for a soup or salad.

Sandwich soldiers

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white bread, in long slices




As needed:


smoked salmon or other garnish



cream cheese



whipping cream



olive oil



salt and black pepper



olive oil

Preparation method

  • For the sandwich bread, mix the soft cheese with the double cream, olive oil, and salt and pepper, and spread on the bread.
  • Using a mandoline, slice the cucumber thinly and distribute the slices over the white bread with cheese spread.
  • Top with the salmon or topping of your choice.
  • Cover with a second slice, wrap in plastic and place in the refrigerator, slightly weighted down, for at least 12 hours to firm up.
  • Cut into long, thin strips.
  • When ready to serve, fry the sandwiches quickly on each side in a little olive oil or butter.
  • Serve immediately as a garnish for a soup or salad.

Serving suggestions

  • As a little snack or amuse-bouche.
  • As a component in a salad or starter, e.g. a salad with marinated salmon and mustard-dill sauce.
  • As a side with a soup, e.g. a cucumber, fish or watercress soup.

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