When you need to make small tea sandwiches
for a crowd,
here is a general guide line.
The following amounts make enough sandwiches for 300 people, about 800 small
sandwiches in total!!! Now this is for a Tea NOT a Luncheon. This
will allow about 3 small sandwiches per person. Suitable for an afternoon Wedding,
Funeral, or a Social Tea at a School or a Church.
Amounts that you will need for
Finger, Ribbon or Rolled sandwiches.
12 large sandwich loaves, sliced lengthwise, (get the bakery to do
order ahead of time 6 white and 6 brown loaves and have them sliced to order.
A variety of fillings.
4 dozen eggs, hard boiled - make a filling with salad dressing and seasonings.
1 lb. of ham or roast beef, ground - mix with salad dressing, ground sweet pickles and a little bit of pickle juice.
1 1/2 lbs. cream cheese - Mix with salad dressing, spread on bread,
sprinkle with well drained chopped maraschino cherries. Make into
(Need 12 oz. jar red, 6 oz. jar green cherries)
1 1/2 lbs. Velveeta - Mix with salad dressing, make into rolls with
dill slices or
olives, (takes about 4 per slice)
3 tins of shrimp - Mix with salad dressing, roll.
2 large tins of salmon - mix with chopped celery, salad dressing
and seasoning. Roll
centered with a well drained dill spear.
These should be tightly rolled in wax paper (it seems to keep them
than plastic wrap) and refrigerated until cut.
Makes approx. 800 tiny sandwiches.
For a Tea, you will also need:
Small bite sized cookies or squares (bars) approx. 3 per person.
If a volunteer project, 25 people each bringing 3 doz. dainties will do it.