This is one of my favorite summertime meals for lunch or dinner. I make 2 different kinds.
2 slices of your favorite type is bread
A nice sized garden fresh tomato.
A little miracle whip or mayo
Slice your tomato into nice thick slices. Blot with a paper towel & sprinkle with pepper.
Layer tomato onto bread. Spread a thin layer of mayo on the other piece & top your tomatos.
Easy & delish!
My hot sandwich has cheese.
2 slices bread
Thin slices garden fresh tomato
Fresh as you can find it mozzarella.
I have one of those convertible sandwich makers with the sandwich, grill & waffle plates. For this I use the grill plates lightly sprayed with non stick cooking spray. If you don't have one you can do it on the stovetop, in the oven or on the grill.
Spray whatever you're cooking on so your bread doesn't stick.
Blot tomato slices with a paper towel. Sprinkle tomato with black pepper. Layer tomato & mozzarella between bread slices. Put your sandwich into your prepared cooking vessel. I close my sandwich maker with the grill plates & latch it. I like a flat sandwich. Cook until bread is toasted & cheese is melted. Serve immediatly.
Also delish esp with some tomato soup.
Oh my gosh try it! So good I love how the salt in the mozzarella brings out more of the tomato flavor. You can use sliced deli mozzarella too but I love fresh it melts so nicely. :) Grownup grilled cheese!
Another great openfaced tomato "sandwich" that we anxiously wait to have as soon as we get fresh tomatoes-
Toast an English muffin, bagel or good quality bread, spread with cream cheese and top with a thick slice of garden fresh tomato ( greenhouse or winter tomatoes just don't work!!) Grind fresh black pepper and sea salt over the top and prepare to taste a little bit of heaven!! I could eat these three meals a day all summer long... love those Ohio tomatoes!!!
My favorite is with the "everything" bagels -onion, garlic, sesame seed & poppy seed -the best!!
Love tomato sandwiches--well, really tomato in any form are my kryptonite.
My favorite breakfast sandwich on the weekends or when I'm on vacation is a BTCE--bacon, tomato, cheese and egg usually on some type of heavy wheat bread (toasted). Sometimes I do plain bacon but sometimes I do the little sprinkle of brown sugar and grind coarse black pepper over it and bake it off in the oven. The egg in over easy with a mid way runny yolk that I bust and spread on the bread. Sometimes with a smear of mayo. Ridiculously good but with in season tomatoes--it really is the best:lol:
Back in the day when I was stretching pennies to feed my kids, I made open faced sandwiches for them. First I toasted one side of a slice of bread, in the oven. Then I flipped it over, spread baked beans on the slice, topped it with a big slice of tomato, and a couple strips of bacon cut to size, put it under the broiler. They loved them. They might still, haven't asked!!
meezers: I will have to try that. Hubster & the kids loves baked beans & bacon. My youngest doesn't like tomato but she'll live. :) This is why I eat lima beans which I *hate* because then there's no excuse. My mother almost died of shock when she saw limas here. She agrees that my "lead by example" reasoning is pretty soild though.
There are, and beans are so good for you. I don't see any reason why you would be limited to the pork and beans from a can, a cannelini bean, even red or black beans would work just as well, kick up the flavor for adults ...endless variations on the horizon. In fact, I might do that for us one of these days with all the fresh tomatoes we've got coming.. This was a budget item back in the day...