Radish Flower Sandwiches

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon minced chives
1 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley
8 thin slices white bread, crust removed
12 small radishes, very thinly sliced
Fresh chive blades
Fresh parsley sprigs
Whole radishes for flowers

In a small bowl combine butter, minced chives, minced parsley and minced radish. Season with salt and beat until blended. Spread each bread slice with 1 tablespoon of herb-radish butter. Cut each into 4 neat squares.

To decorate; place 2 radish slices, slightly overlapping on each square. Place a chive blade at the bottom to form the stem for the flower. and a sprig of parsley at the base of each chive blade to form a leaf.

Yield: 32 sandwiches

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana