There is nothing as wonderful as a fresh picked tomato, washed, cored, sliced with a bit of pepper and salt, but for TRUE tomato nirvana, we need to invite a couple more players to the party… Some lettuce, some bread, some mayo, and some Bacon….
Let’s start with the mayo. Make your own, make it fresh, and use EVOO for the oil. Maybe add a pinch of fresh ground black pepper..
Now let’s discuss the bread, take a hoagie roll or ciabatta, slice it lengthwise, toast lightly on a grill pan, maybe rub with a glove of garlic. Give it a nice coating of mayo to keep the bread crisp and nutty from the toasting…
Take thick sliced bacon that you have oven baked, and add a layer to the bread. (Maybe two slices thick, or woven together..)
Fresh tomato, that has been washed, cored and sliced into wonderful thick slices are layered to cover the bacon. Add a grind or two of black pepper.
Add fresh lettuce leaves, washed and dried, and cap with the top half of the bread.
Serve with pickles, chips, and a cold glass of ice tea.