Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tomato Sandwiches


You can call them tomato sandwiches, 'mater sammiches, whatever; I'll just call them delicious. It is literally slices of tomato on bread and I think most people add mayo and a little bit of salt and pepper. I can't believe this a foreign concept to some folks!

I think the best tomato sandwich is one with homemade sourdough bread and a fresh tomato from your garden or patio that's still warm from the sun. Buying or planting tomatoes in the spring are one of my highlights for the year. I love being able to pull a few off for salads, sandwiches or just on a plate with a little salt.

This may be a little highfalutin' but sometimes I combine the humble tomato sandwich with a Tyler Florence recipe for a grilled cheese. Sourdough bread with pesto sauce (I buy mine, but have made it before with walnuts, easier to find and cheaper than pine nuts) and thick slices of mozzerella and tomato, on a panini press, or if you don't have a panini press, in a cast iron grill pan pressed with a foil covered brick. Yummy!!!

How do you like your 'mater sandwiches and which varieties of tomato do you like to use for sandwiches, salads, sauce etc.?  Let us know in the comments!

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5 comments:

Susan said...

Still loving the blog. I love mine traditional on just plain ol' white bread, but it MUST BE FRESH, salt/pepper & mayo. Yes, 'maters must be "home grown" & at least room temp. No pesto for me. If I'm gonna add something, it'll be bacon or fried balogna.

Stacie.Brown66 said...

I like my tomato sandwich on toasted white bread, with mayo and salt & pepper. Mmm, mmm, good!

Rachel said...

I used to eat these all the time when I was a kid - with WAY too much Ranch dressing and salt and pepper.

You're making me miss them! Now I've gotta make a mater sammich this week.

Ed said...

Maw maw made 'em with mayo and covered them with pepper. SON! Good eatin'. :)

Mama Hen said...

I love BLT's. Toasted white bread, mayo, bacon, lettuce, and a juicy tomato. Yum.