These are one of my favorite sandwiches in the world and the reason is simple: they are beyond tasty and dead easy to make. But don’t be fooled by their size and think you will need many of them to feel satisfied. The olives make them quite salty so eating just a few mini sandwiches is all you will need. This size is also how they are served at birthday parties and other social gatherings in Lima, along with several other kinds of two-bite sandwiches.
In Peru we use Alphonso olives to make them (but we call them Botija), which are meaty and delicious. These olives are also used to garnish several traditional dishes such as causa, we stuff potatoes and rice with them, or simply put them in a warm roll with some queso fresco.
- 1 cup black olives, finely chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 12 slices sandwich bread