These open faced Ukrainian sandwiches are very easy to make and are really good. If you can find Eastern European style sausage then try it with that, otherwise use your favorite cold cuts. They are called 'Kanapki' in Ukrainian.

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Ingredients

25
Original recipe yields 25 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a small bowl, stir together the cream cheese, butter and garlic. Spread some of this onto each slice of bread. Place a slice of sausage, cucumber, and tomato onto each piece of bread, then top each one with some chopped egg. Serve open-faced.

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Nutrition Facts

233 calories; 12.9 g total fat; 39 mg cholesterol; 470 mg sodium. 21.9 g carbohydrates; 7.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2010
We tried these because my fella is working on a project about the Ukraine and I'm glad we did! Super-yummy and super-easy. I used turkey kielbasa sliced lengthwise and browned in a pan and we skipped the hard-boiled eggs (mostly because I forgot about them). We did this twice once with cold (but browned) kielbasa and once with the sausage right out of the pan; I'd recommend using it cold otherwise it melts the cream cheese mixture and you end up with an incredibly messy sandwich. We loved the cream cheese mixture although I think next time I might just mix the garlic with cream cheese and see if it's as good without the extra fat from the butter. All in all - great combination! Thanks! EDIT: Made again skipping the butter but including the hard-boiled eggs. I think skipping the butter did make the garlic spread slightly less awesome - it doesn't spread as smoothly and obviously tastes more strongly of cream cheese - but it's still pretty darn good. If you're not totally averse to eggs definitely take the time to do those. Adds a nice creaminess to the sandwich. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/23/2009
This was good...but not great. It tasted like your basic sandwich. I was disapointed as I had expected so much more. The only change I made was to serve it on sandwich bread and not french bread. Read More
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32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2010
We tried these because my fella is working on a project about the Ukraine and I'm glad we did! Super-yummy and super-easy. I used turkey kielbasa sliced lengthwise and browned in a pan and we skipped the hard-boiled eggs (mostly because I forgot about them). We did this twice once with cold (but browned) kielbasa and once with the sausage right out of the pan; I'd recommend using it cold otherwise it melts the cream cheese mixture and you end up with an incredibly messy sandwich. We loved the cream cheese mixture although I think next time I might just mix the garlic with cream cheese and see if it's as good without the extra fat from the butter. All in all - great combination! Thanks! EDIT: Made again skipping the butter but including the hard-boiled eggs. I think skipping the butter did make the garlic spread slightly less awesome - it doesn't spread as smoothly and obviously tastes more strongly of cream cheese - but it's still pretty darn good. If you're not totally averse to eggs definitely take the time to do those. Adds a nice creaminess to the sandwich. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2010
We tried these because my fella is working on a project about the Ukraine and I'm glad we did! Super-yummy and super-easy. I used turkey kielbasa sliced lengthwise and browned in a pan and we skipped the hard-boiled eggs (mostly because I forgot about them). We did this twice once with cold (but browned) kielbasa and once with the sausage right out of the pan; I'd recommend using it cold otherwise it melts the cream cheese mixture and you end up with an incredibly messy sandwich. We loved the cream cheese mixture although I think next time I might just mix the garlic with cream cheese and see if it's as good without the extra fat from the butter. All in all - great combination! Thanks! EDIT: Made again skipping the butter but including the hard-boiled eggs. I think skipping the butter did make the garlic spread slightly less awesome - it doesn't spread as smoothly and obviously tastes more strongly of cream cheese - but it's still pretty darn good. If you're not totally averse to eggs definitely take the time to do those. Adds a nice creaminess to the sandwich. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2009
I found this recipe to be quite good but there are a few things I would recommend when making them next time. Use a ciabatta loaf or slice larger pieces of french bread. Be sure to slice the tomato sausage cucumber very thinly otherwise you'll have problems getting it all in your mouth! Also I think I would like to use more garlic (I love the flavor of garlic) and let it sit in the cream cheese/butter mixture for an hour or two so they take on more of the garlic flavor. This is a great sandwich though and I loved how unique it was! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2007
I grew up on these. Although we made ours with rye bread and thin sliced ham. Also adding a dash of paprika to the cream cheese butter mixture adds some color. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2013
I'm from Ukraine and I make the cream differently. Mayo instead of butter. Also the shredd the egg so there's no chunks. You can also sprinkle with Mexican blend cheese instead of egg. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2006
These were excellent. My family loved them and they were gone in one day. They are really easy to make and are delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2011
Mmm. This is very good! I used kielbasa sausage and followed the recipe exactly except slightly toasted the bread. It was nice and fresh tasting. Good for a nice warm day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2007
I made these to go with soup and the family loved them. I did add a little more garlic because we are big garlic fans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2007
I love these sandwiches! I served them on sliced ciabatta instead of french bread... I thought slices of french bread would be too small to hold all the toppings so I chose the ciabatta since it was a little bit of a bigger loaf. Also I used kielbasa which is a Ukrainian/Polish sausage and I highly recommend it. these are SO european I love them. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/23/2009
This was good...but not great. It tasted like your basic sandwich. I was disapointed as I had expected so much more. The only change I made was to serve it on sandwich bread and not french bread. Read More
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