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Old 07-11-2022, 02:24 PM
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I just saw that in the thread below, and it brought back a memory of a book I loved as a kid with a kid who ate them (was it Harriet the Spy?).

How does that work? I could see tomato slices on toasted bread (preferably with bacon and no lettuce), but do people eat them with regular bread? That sounds like a textural nightmare for me.


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Old 07-11-2022, 02:30 PM
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I love them with fresh tomatoes and lots of mayo/Miracle Whip. I have eaten with toasted bread and untoasted. Prefer untoasted. Itís a fun treat when Iíve got lots of fresh tomatoesÖ which isnít often.
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Old 07-11-2022, 02:34 PM
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A favourite childhood memory is eating a freshly picked garden tomato on fresh Italian bread with a sprinkling of salt. Mmm.
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Old 07-11-2022, 02:39 PM
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I absolutely adore tomato sandwiches. But, it has to be toasted bread, with lots of Hellman's mayo. Avocado, bacon, and lettuce are optional additions.

I just picked my first tomato today. Hmm, maybe in the cards.

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A favourite childhood memory is eating a freshly picked garden tomato on fresh Italian bread with a sprinkling of salt. Mmm.
My DH loves tomatoes with salt and olive oil.

My dad once ordered a tomato for dessert at a diner because the one he had in his club sandwich was so delicious.
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Old 07-11-2022, 03:08 PM
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My favorite way to eat mine is untoasted with Mayo, thick tomato slices, American cheese, & a little salt & pepper. Iíve done toasted bread before but I donít like it warm (a grilled cheese and tomato is really good too but a totally different craving). I prefer white country bread but I also will do multigrain if thatís what I gave in the house. Fresh, in season tomatoes make all the difference on the world. Iíve tried it in the winter and itís just not the same as when itís in season.

If you decide to try it, report back


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Old 07-11-2022, 03:15 PM
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Good ole white bread (not toasted), Fresh sliced home grown ripe tomatoes, a lot of mayo, salt and pepper, lettuce. OMG - I can taste them now.
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Old 07-11-2022, 03:26 PM
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I love a tomato sandwich on good white bread with mayo in the summer. My local produce market has beautiful heirloom tomatoes. It takes me back to my childhood. I also love bacon and tomato sandwiches with mayo on white bread. No lettuce necessary.
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Old 07-11-2022, 03:28 PM
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My DH loves tomatoes with salt and olive oil.
Sliced fresh tomatoes with salt and olive oil (fresh basil and garlic too) make a juice that is best sopped up with a slice of Italian bread. Oh so delicious.
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Old 07-11-2022, 03:29 PM
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I like the tomato warm, too. Just like picking it off the plant.

Yummmm. I can happily eat a plate full of sliced tomato, no bread- but a bacon, mayo and tomato sandwich is my all time favorite.

I sure miss the days of my youth. I am sure I complained, but we had several rows of tomato plants. Probably 30 plants? Plus green beans that we put up all summer long. Strawberries- we had rows of them, too and we ATE them all! we had probably 8 rows of potato plants. I can't even guess how many we had. We ate them all winter, every meal.

Busy summer for us, for sure. No air conditioning, either. :-).
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Old 07-11-2022, 03:49 PM
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I also remember the tomato sandwiches Harriet the Spy ate.

I like a sandwich with sliced tomato, mayo, mustard, celery salt and black pepper on whole grain bread.


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Old 07-11-2022, 04:03 PM
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I can eat them toasted or not, but I prefer toasted. Mayo on both slices and salt/pepper. Slice diagonally in half. So super yummy.

I read Harriet the Spy but I don't remember the sandwich! Now I have to read it again.
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To me, with Bacon makes it a Bacon Sandwich
Old 07-11-2022, 04:08 PM
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so it changes the dynamic.

Grandma would do white bread, mayo, salt and pepper and occasionally cheese...

The tomatoes were deep red and really juicy.

We had cucumber and onion salad or cold pork 'n beans on the side.
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Old 07-11-2022, 04:20 PM
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Reading these posts has made me hungry.

I like a fried egg sandwich with ripe tomato.
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Old 07-11-2022, 04:31 PM
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My grandfather had a huge garden when I was growing up. I loved going there in the summer because we always had tomato sandwiches. Just picked tomatoes that are sliced and salted. The salt helps the juices not to drip. Toast and mayo. Yum!
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Old 07-11-2022, 04:47 PM
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Love tomato sandwiches. My fav is on toasted seeded rye with sweet onion and Mayo. Of course, itís best with one of my home grown tomatoes.

Also love tomato and sweet onion salad with olive oil, salt, and oregano. Crusty hot Italian bread to sop up the juice at the bottom of the bowl.
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Old 07-11-2022, 05:07 PM
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White bread. Miracle Whip. Sliced tomato.

These days I really prefer just a plain tomato. As a kid Iíd eat the sandwiches.
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Old 07-11-2022, 05:27 PM
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Soft white bread, thick fresh tomato, salt. And if I'm feeling extravagant I'll add American cheese.
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Old 07-11-2022, 07:26 PM
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But, it has to be toasted bread, with lots of Hellman's mayo. Avocado, bacon, and lettuce
I remember reading a book about tomato sandwiches as a kid and wondering the same thing.

I like mine the way word girl describes, I just call it a BLT (and none of those ingredients is optional). I will admit to having a bacon, lettuce, and mayo sandwich- but never just tomatoes.

My grandpa used to eat his tomatoes with sugar- that is SO delicious!
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Old 07-11-2022, 08:57 PM
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Wow, I had no idea tomato sandwiches were so popular! It sounds like several of you like tomato sandwiches the way Harriet the Spy did (I looked it up just now to be sure I was accurate with my assertion-- she liked them on white bread with mayo). Untoasted white bread is one of those textures that just grosses me out. I don't like soft, squishy food textures (but if I were desperate, I'd definitely eat it).

Toasted bread, avocado, tomatoes, and crispy bacon sounds like a dream! I make those sometimes.
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Old 07-12-2022, 01:38 AM
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Pan de Tomate is a typical snack or tapas item in Barcelona.

Toast a piece of ciabatta or other firm artisanal bread. Drizzle with olive oil and rub a garlic clove over it till you can smell the garlic. Cut a small tomato in half and rub it (squeezing out the juices and pulp) over the bread.

In Catalonia they just bring toast, olive oil, garlic, and tomatoes to the table and everyone makes their own.

It can be an after-school snack, an appetizer, or an accompaniment to supper.

We ate it every day when we visited Barcelona, and I sometimes enjoy it in the summertime at home.
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Yes, it was Harriet!
Old 07-12-2022, 07:55 PM
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I was intrigued when I read it but it probably took 20 years to try one. Yummm!
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