Tomato Sandwich from Italy

Recipe by David Lettvin
READY IN: 5mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • All ingredients in this recipe are to taste.
  • Assume that each person will eat at least a half loaf sandwich.
  • Build these sandwiches immediately before serving.
  • Slice tomatoes to 1/4 or 1/2 inch slices.
  • Crush lots of fresh garlic cloves.
  • Chop some basil leaves leave some whole for decoration.
  • Cut loaf of Italian bread in half crosswise.
  • Slice each half loaf lengthwise but NOT all the way through as you would for a sub sandwich.
  • Open each half loaf flat.
  • Drizzle a good amount of olive oil on both sides of the loaf.
  • Spread fresh garlic (to taste) on bottom of loaf.
  • Spread some chopped basil (to taste) on bottom of loaf.
  • Lay tomato slices on bottom of loaf slightly overlapping.
  • Add more garlic if desired.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add some whole basil leaves for decoration.
  • Serve open for eye appeal.
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