It’s time for The Ritual of the First Tomato of the Season. However, let me say right up front that this is not mine! Oh no! I comes from a little gem of a cookbook called White Trash Cooking by Ernest M. Mickler (the recipe is to be found on page 74).
If you haven’t read White Trash Cooking, well then I know you haven’t discovered the delights of deep south white trash cookin’!
The recipe is simple enough, but I will tell you the authors version is more authentic and infinitely more entertaining!
Kitchen Sink Tomato Sandwich: (my version)
~ 1 very ripe, fresh picked, still warm from the vine tomato sliced THICK (book says refrigerated, but I like mine warm)
~ 2 Slices of Udi’s whole grain Gluten Free Bread (or your favorite)
~ Enough Mayonnaise to slather onto both pieces of your bread
~ Salt and pepper to taste
Put the mayo onto your bread, add the tomato, salt and pepper, put the other slice on and press it down real good. Grab it with both hands and eat it over the sink.
Why over the sink you ask? Well, you don’t want to be wearing all that juice on your clothes do you? I’m sure that the book references something about “…rolling up your sleeves and letting the juice run down your elbows into the sink.”
This is so simple. If you haven’t had one, well, then I’m certain you will not believe how really good it tastes!
NOTE: Other versions online use Wonder bread and Miracle Whip, but I leave those details to your personal taste. 😉 Oh, and do follow the link for Miracle Whip… I had no idea about its history. An interesting read!
*** This is NOT a paid endorsement, though I wish it were, I just happen to love this cook book! ***