Smoked Salmon Sandwiches With Watercress and Crème Fraîche
  • 1/4cup Crème Fraîche
  • 1/4 lb Cold Smoked Salmonsliced thin
  • 1/4of a Medium English Cucumbersliced very thin
  • 8-12small Sprigs Watercresstough stems removed
  • 4Thin Slices Pancettaabout 1 ounce total
  • 8slices White or Whole-Wheat Bread
  • Freshly ground black pepperto taste
  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Cook the pancetta, turning once, until well browned, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels. When it is cool enough to handle, break into small pieces.
  2. Spread the crème fraîche generously on one side of each bread slice. Sprinkle a little black pepper on each slice
  3. Top 4 bread slices with the crumbled pancetta, cucumber, watercress and salmon. Cover with a second slice of bread. Cut each sandwich into halves or quarters, depending on your preference. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

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