Tomato Sandwich

Tomato Sandwich
Tomato Sandwich
Our idea of the perfect summer sandwich? Two thin slices of good toast, mayo, and a couple juicy slices of tomato.Farideh Sadeghin

My summer sandwich is kind of a private thing. It's messy—and who wants to own up to using both butter and mayo? But if you're ever home alone one hot afternoon give this a try.

Tomato Sandwich
My summer sandwich is kind of a private thing. It's messy—and who wants to own up to using both butter and mayo? But if you're ever home alone one hot afternoon give this a try.
Yield: makes 1 Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 1 really ripe tomato (big, red-blue beefsteaks are best—all flesh and juice, with not too many seeds.)
  • Butter
  • 2 thin slices of good toast
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt and fresh black pepper
  • Sugar

Instructions

  1. Thickly slice tomato.Butter toast, slather a thick layer of mayonnaise on both pieces, then lay on two or three tomato slices and season with a generous sprinkle of salt, the tiniest pinch of sugar, and a few good grinds of black pepper.
  2. Roll up your sleeves (or just take off your shirt), lean over the sink, and bite through the crisp buttered bread and creamy mayonnaise, and into the sweet taste of summer. Abandon yourself. And let the juice run down your arms.