The back door swings shut with a loud bang, people are balancing fresh back porch iced tea in frosty glasses, with ice tinkling and bobbing around, in one hand. In the other hand, clutched tightly; holds a sandwich that heralds the start of the long hot summer. A big shade tree has several old lawn chairs randomly placed beneath it, and our friends hurry to plop down, with a sigh of complete satisfaction as they begin devour their pleasurable, but simplistic tomato sandwich, and sip the sweet iced tea.
- 4 large fresh tomatoes, sliced (1/4 inch thick)
- 1 large white onion, sliced (1/4 inch thick)
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened (to room temperature, can use buttery spread, but changes taste)
- 8 slices fresh white bread (not toasted, prefer homemade, but can use sandwich bread, soft)
- 1 teaspoon fresh chives (snipped in small pieces)
- Slice onions, tomatoes, and chives if using.
- Spread butter (or buttery spread) on 4 slices of bread.
- Top this bread with onions, tomatoes, and chives (if using) in this order.
- Top with other 4 slices, and lightly but firmly pressed top bread onto tomato topped bread.
- Slice in half, on the diagonal, and eat immediately.
- Serve with fresh iced tea or lemonade.
- Sit under a tree and let the warm breezes lull you into total enjoyment.
I have been making tomato sandwiches all my life just like this EXCEPT I do not care for Miracle Whip. I like mine with Hellmans (Best Foods) Real Mayonnaise. Also like a bit of basil on it.
What a delicious, fresh-tasting, summery lunch! I used a couple of gorgeous, ripe heirloom tomatoes, sweet onion, buttermilk bread (not homemade, alas--but still good!), and added fresh-ground sea salt and pepper. The sandwiches were divine, dripping with tomato juices running down our fingers to our arms. The only change I'd make is that I think we prefer the flavor of mayonnaise to butter with tomatoes. The onion and chives were a marvelous addition that really brought out the sweet, juicy goodness of the tomatoes. Thanks so much for sharing, Andi! Made for Everyday is a Holiday tag game.
wonderful sandwiches .love them this way .people should look at your recipes just for the stories you tell , you rock