Red Hot Mayo and Tomato Sandwiches
A mayonnaise and tomato sandwich is a Southern staple. The Deen brothers think a little heat makes it all the more appetizing. Adapted from their cookbook, Get Fired Up.
- Ready In:
- 3⁄4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce (use as much or as little as you like-Tabasco recommended)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 12 slices whole wheat white bread (or use plain white bread if you must or whatever bread you like)
- 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced (optional)
- 2 large tomatoes, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch circles
- fresh ground black pepper
- Whisk together mayonnaise, hot sauce, and cayenne in a small bowl.
- Spread the mayo mixture over one side of each slice of bread.
- Arrange the onion on 6 slices and top with the tomatoes.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Top with remaining slices of bread and serve.
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Sharon, this sandwich is so simple to make and loaded with flavor. Now that Christmas break is over and we are getting back into the swing of school, I was on the lookout for quick fix lunches that are still healthy. I thought for sure I would hear a complaint or two from at least one of my children about it being to spicy, or that they did not like it because there was no cheese etc... Instead I got a 5 star rating from all four! The only request that was made at the table was concerning the bread- I was asked if I would make it again soon using either my homemade whole wheat bread or a good crusty French or Italian. I used Franks Red Hot Sauce in place of tabasco as that is what I had on hand, cut back just a pinch on the cayenne pepper, and my tomato of choice was kumatoes because they have such a wonderful flavor for a store bought tomato. I am definitely not a fan of mayo, so I must admit I thought I would be leaving the sauce off of my sandwich...once I tried it though, I LOVED it. I plan on making up just the mayo to go on our burgers planned for next week. Thanks for the keeper. Made and reviewed for the 60th AUS/NZ Recipe Swap