It is August in New York State. The fresh tomatoes are coming in fast.
It is time for my favorite sandwich of all time. This is my deep dark secret.
On top: our own fresh tomatoes, sliced.
On the bottom: Slices of whole wheat Monk's Bread (yes, baked by monks elsewhere in New York State.) smeared with South Carolina's famous Duke's Mayonnaise. (Due to being on Weight Watchers, it is light mayonnaise.) Duke's mayonnaise is available where we live now in at least one supermarket! Oh, happy, happy day.
(The butter is for another part of the meal - sweet corn, but I digress.)
Yes. I am making a tomato and mayonnaise sandwich.
This is the recipe:
Take room temperature (tomatoes should not be refrigerated - did you know that?) tomatoes, preferably heirloom for taste reasons. Take bread Add mayo. Eat. What could be simpler? What can sustain a person better?
And that's it! (I don't bake bread anymore - sigh - this would be even better with homemade bread.)
I wait for this time of year, with baited bread and mayonnaise, knowing I will have this sandwich.
Do you have a secret food favorite?