small, thin slices of bread, rye, pumpernickel, baguette
for the first layer
- salted butter, at room temperature
- cream cheese & herbs (optional)
- whole grain mustard (optional)
your choice of toppings
- thin slices of deli meat or smoked salmon
- thin slices of cheese
- sliced hard-boiled egg
- sliced bell pepper
- sliced radishes
- sliced pickles
- sliced olives,
- sliced tomatoes
- fresh herbs
- Whatever bread you’re using needs a generous layer of butter. It can be unadorned salted butter, or you can kick it up a notch. Try mixing equal parts of butter and cream cheese and add in your favorite herbs. Another option is mixing equal parts butter with whole-grain mustard. This mix too will benefit from tossing in a few herbs or thinly sliced green onion.
- Add your toppings. Don’t feel like you have to layer an item all the way across your little sandwiches. You’re creating a composition. Maybe you add a small piece of a protein, a paper-thin piece of radish, a sliver of yellow pepper, a tiny spring of dill.
- Present your kanapki lined up on a tray or plate. If you have if have paper doilies to put underneath, all the better.