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Top tomato

Posted August 16, 2011 7:54 a.m. EDT
Updated August 16, 2011 7:56 a.m. EDT

What variety of tomato makes the best tomato sandwich? I would love to hear your comments. Also, what is your recipe for the perfect sandwich?

Last night Cindy and I had tomato sandwiches and it was a near religious experience. We had stopped by the State Farmer’s Market and picked up some Johnston County tomatoes. I don’t even know the variety but the flavor was exceptional. Our recipe is fairly simple. We don’t use lettuce but substitute basil for the leafy part. We add a couple of crisp slices of bacon, a mozzarella square and mayonnaise. The tomatoes slices are a half inch thick and salted and peppered.

I always try to say thanks before a meal. Last night I said thanks both before and after.