Ribbon Sandwiches Recipe

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Ribbon Sandwiches

Michelle Jackson


I'm gonna type this out the way the lady I got it from gave it to me, because to me it's easier to understand that way :) A lady I used to work with would bring these to office parties and they were always gone! Very good! The recipe requires 2 loaves of bread and makes about 10 whole sandwiches that will be cut into 3 slices.

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Directions Step-By-Step

For the Egg Salad: 4-5 hard boiled eggs--chop in food processor or with fork until very fine. Add 1/2 cup (or so) of real mayo and a good sprinkle (like a tsp or so) of ranch dry mix and some salt and pepper to taste.
Cream Cheese and Jam: mash with fork til soft 6 oz cream cheese, add 1-2 tbls of any sort of jam, add a tiny pinch of cinnamon and mix all until smooth.
Ham Salad: Chop in a food processor 1 can of spam; remove from food processor. Chop in processor 1/4-1/2 of a small onion; 1 stalk of celery and 1 tbls sweet relish. With your hands, or a strainer, squeeze out the excess juice from the chopped veggies and add the veggies to the chopped spam. If you don't squeeze out the excess juice, the sandwiches get soggy. Add 1/4 tsp worchestire sauce, 1 tsp regular yellow mustard and 1/4 -1/2 cup of real mayo.
To Make the Sandwiches: Use one loaf of white and one loaf of wheat sandwich bread (but not split top or rounded loaves) I cut the crusts from four slices of each type of bread at a time and keep the rest in the bread bad to help keep it from getting dry as you work.
Alternate the fillings and the breads types to get the variations in colors--such as, wheat bread, ham salad, white bread, egg salad, wheat bread, cream cheese and top with white bread. Spread the salads on in a even, thin layer and be sure to cover each slice of bread to the edge, otherwise the colors won't show through on each layer. I usually cut the sandwiches in thirds just when I am ready to serve them.
As you make the sandwiches and when you store them, keep them covered with a damp paper towel to keep the bread from drying out. These are much better made a day ahead so that the flavors blend--also keep the container tightly covered with foil or plastic wrap -or tupperware would be good.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers