July 10, 2006

Best. Sandwich. Ever.

I was going to post about the lasagna and herb bread tonight but *instead* I am bringing you the most delicious sandwich I've had in a very, very long time. Please try - It is sooo damn good!

According to Ina, this is for 1 serving. Doesn't one cup of mayo for 1 serving seem like a lot? Maybe when she uses only 2 slices they are an entire loaf, cut into two bit slices. Anyways, I scaled it back, just using whatever looked right for the amounts.

Tomato Sandwich with Basil Mayonnaise
1-2 Servings

1 cup good mayonnaise
10 to 15 basil leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon good olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 slices country loaf bread (I used both Ciabatta and a nice Feta Basil bread. I loved both)
1 heirloom or Israeli tomato, sliced (I had to substitute a nice Roma Tomato instead)

Whisk together the mayonnaise, basil, salt, pepper, lemon juice, olive oil and garlic. Spread the mayonnaise mixture on the top of 2 slices of bread. Place the sliced tomato on top of one bread slice. Place the remaining slice of bread, mayonnaise side down, on top of the tomato. Cut the sandwich in half and serve.
Recipe from Ina Garten