Authored by Rodney Southern in Food and Cooking
Published on 07-08-2009
Down in the south, making the perfect tomato sandwich is a skill that you must have. Tomato sandwiches are a delicacy. The best tomato sandwiches will leave you full, but still ready for another. Making the perfect tomato sandwich is all about the order and the ingredients. If you get it right, you will have the best sandwich you have ever put in your mouth. Here is how to make the perfect tomato sandwich step by step.
The first thing to do for a perfect tomato sandwich is to go outside and pick your tomato. If you do not pick it right off the vine, then you are never going to have the perfect tomato sandwich. It should be bright red, and about the size of a man’s fist. If it is too ripe, it will not be good. If it is not ripe enough, then it will taste a bit bitter. Find the tomato that is perfectly red and firm.
The next thing to do is to take out your homemade bread. If you do not have homemade bread, then your tomato sandwich will never be perfect. Your homemade bread can be sourdough, or wheat. These are the two best options for the perfect tomato sandwich.
Take your perfect tomato, and slice it into 1/4 inch slices. This is the perfect thickness for a tomato sandwich. Take four slices of tomato and place it on the bread. One slice should go in the upper corner, with each succeeding slice in the other three corners. This will leave a fat spot in the middle of the tomato sandwich. That is okay, as it will be the tastiest part of the sandwich.
Next, you want to take real mayonnaise and spread it on the other side of the bread. If you are really wanting to pack on the calories, you can add it on the other side too. The best way to make it perfect is to slather the mayo on one side. Do not put a ton on there, but do not just put a thin layer either.
Finally, you will take some salt and pepper and give a good shake of each on either side of the perfect tomato sandwich. This is up to you as far as taste.
Once you have your perfect tomato sandwich made, then you can pour yourself a tall glass of iced tea. Sit back in a great rocking chair, and enjoy!