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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Southern Tomato Sandwich

I must be getting senile. How could I forget to post my favorite summer sandwich ever! Maybe I posted it and forgot. It doesn't matter it needs to be posted now with all the wonderful tomatoes at their peak. This is truly a Southern favorite.

The secret here is tomatoes fresh from the garden, never refrigerate your tomatoes, and a soft white bread, the kind that sticks to the roof of your mouth. If you want to get fancy you can peel the tomatoes but it's not necessary.

The fresh basil leaves are something that have been added in the past few years and were not in the sandwich I had growing up.

Southern Tomato Sandwich
2 Sandwiches
you don't need a printed recipe for this

1 Large ripe tomato
3 tablespoons mayonnaise, more if you like
4 white bread slices
8 small fresh basil leaves
Salt and pepper to taste

Slice tomato into 8 slices; spread mayonnaise onto 1 side of each 2 slices of bread. Layer with tomato slices and basil leaves. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Top with remaining 2 bread slices.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, yes. Got to have the mayo. Or you can toast the bread and add some bacon. I can hardly ever wait to get some lettuce on it. I'm afraid I generally put mayo on both slices of bread. Good recipe.


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