You are here: Home » Recipes » Tea Sandwiches Tea Sandwiches Kitchen Tested Yield 8 servings Prep 10 mins Cook 0 mins Watercress, butter and white bread—with the crusts removed, of course—make lovely old-fashioned tea sandwiches. PrintEmail Be sure the butter is very soft, and that all the stems are removed from the watercress to make the most delicate sandwich. Ingredients 1 cup watercress leaves1/8 teaspoon salt8 very thin slices white bread, crusts removed4 teaspoons softened butter Instructions Toss the watercress with the salt. Spread the bread with the butter; top four of the slices each with 1/4 cup of watercress. Arrange the watercress so it hangs very slightly over the edge of the bread and close the sandwich. Cut each sandwich diagonally in half, forming 2 small triangles. Recipe by Marge Perry.