For an easy-to-assemble appetizer or finger food, these beautiful Radish Chive Tea Sandwiches come together in less than 15 minutes. Butter is lightly seasoned with chives, sesame seeds, sesame oil, and ginger. After spreading the butter over the tops of baguette slices, each piece is covered by thinly sliced radishes, then garnished with more chives, sesame seeds, and salt. They are perfect for a shower or a tea-time snack.
Don’t add the sea salt until immediately before serving.
I actually used garlic chives, since that is what I had available in the garden.
For easier and more uniform thin slices, a mandoline works great. Make sure to use the guard. Radishes tend to slip.
4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
3/4 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1/4 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
1 baguette, sliced on the diagonal about 1/2 inch thick
10 radishes, thinly sliced
Sea salt to taste
Toasted sesame seeds
In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, chives, sesame seeds, ginger, and sesame oil until well combined and smooth.
Spread some of the seasoned butter over one side of each slice of baguette.
Arrange 2-4 radish slices over the butter. Sprinkle with more chives, sesame seeds, and salt.