It’s the perfect summer sandwich, with the simplest of ingredients.
Garden-fresh tomatoes, mayo, store-bought white bread.
I had the first of many this week.
You might be tempted to modify it, toast the bread, add ingredients like cheese, bacon, avocado, onion, etc.
But please do not. It is a culinary sacrilege.
Salt and pepper are acceptable, lettuce is not. It just gets in the way of those juices that absorb into the first layer of soft white bread.
Those healthier, whole grain breads just do not work here. Home-made or sourdough ? No thank you.
It was the lunch preferred by Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved childhood character Harriet the Spy. She would accept no substitute.
She understood the beauty of tomato as a main ingredient.
So do I.