Shuchi Mittal makes a delightful finger sandwich platter. A recipe from her childhood.
By Shuchi Mittal
As a child, finger sandwiches were one thing that I always loved at social gatherings. While my parents mingled and did their grown up thing, I used to eye the appetizers – the highlight of any party of course, at least for me. These sandwiches were fun because each piece was a mystery till you took a bite. It was like a food game – ‘what did you get in yours, I have egg salad’. And while I stayed out of my parents hair, I never missed an opportunity to devour a few every time. For the most part, it was always the traditional stuff- chicken salad, cheese, egg etc. So while reminiscing, I decided to experiment with some flavors, add a slight India touch, and create my own little party platter.
Was it fun? Hell yeah! And it was worth every bit of effort – just to once again wolf them down when no one was watching.Print
Shuchi cooks with the heart of a poet. Banker turned chef, she runs the 29. Private Kitchen in NYC focusing on social tasting events, dining experiences and small-scale private events. Using simple & wholesome ingredients, she likes to re-invent homemade Indian flavors into modern tapas & small plates. Her dream? To cook, feed, write, and eventually open her own communal dining cafe - with a published recipe book on the stands.