Making a beautiful open face tomato bacon sandwich is a snap...
To get started, gather all your ingredients and tools...
Be sure to invest in some good bacon and cook it to your liking.
Next, make the spread! In a food processor or mortar and pestle, combine ½ cup mayonnaise, a handful of fresh basil leaves, a clove of garlic, and a dash of olive oil.
Work the ingredients together to combine and emulsify; the basil should color the mayonnaise a beautiful green color, and the clove of garlic should be completely broken down.
Cut your crusty bread into thick slabs.
Toast or grill your bread slabs.
Slice your tomatoes into rounds.
Take the toasted bread and slather it with the basil mayonnaise. Top with a few slices of bacon and slabs of tomato.
Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper...
And sea salt...
Maldon salt, from Britain, is an absolute favorite for summer tomatoes. It has a light, flaky texture that brings out the natural flavor.
Plate up your sandwich and enjoy! See more recipes, and a full post on this sandwich, at www.ourlocaltopia.com.
- Fresh Basil
- Olive Oil
- Crusty Bread, cut into slabs
- Good Bacon, cooked to your liking
- Fresh Tomatoes
- Sea Salt
- Cracked Pepper
- Mortar & Pestle or Food Processor
- Cutting Board
- Grill or Toaster
Orange County, CA