Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tea Sandwich Series: Tomato Sandwiches

Here is the third installment of my Tea Sandwich Series:  Tomato Sandwiches.  This is a great way to use all the bounty of tomatoes that are available during the summer months.

Ingredients:
1-2 large "beefy" tomatoes
salt and pepper (to taste)
1/2 cup chive cream cheese (see note)
2-3 Tbs of butter or margarine
2 tsp of vinegar
1 pound of sandwich bread (see note)


Notes:
  1. Chive flavored cream cheese is a key ingredient to my cucumber sandwiches.  If you cannot find this, you can try to make your own by mixing plain cream cheese with 1/2 tsp of onion powder and 2Tbs of minced fresh chives.  I also like the texture of the "whipped cream cheese because it spreads much easier on the bread.
  2. I recommend sandwich bread for these Tea Sandwiches. They are sliced thinner and tend to be softer than regular bread.  I also recommend white bread because the flavor is mild it allows the tomato and the spread to take center stage.
Mix the chive cream cheese, butter/margarine and some extra pepper for the spread.  You want the ingredients to be soft, but still solid.  I suggest you keep the ingredients cool so it allows the spread to be applied easily, but doesn't melt onto the bread .




Apply the spread on each slice of bread.  Then cover one slice of bread with a layer of tomato (try not to get too much liquid with the tomato).  Top with the other slice of bread.  To keep bread from drying out you can cover it with a damp paper towel.
Enjoy.  Here are the other sandwiches in the series so far.... egg sandwiches, and cucumber sandwiches.


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3 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I still have the curried egg salad sandwiches on the list of things to make and now I need to add this. Of course, being in the south, we have 'mater sandwiches all the time. White bread, mayo and a good home grown 'mater. :)

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  2. I LOVE tea sandwiches. When I was little I used love white toast with tomatoes and a slice of cheese and mayo. How un-refined is that? I bet I would still like it though. I KNOW i would love these little sandwiches. Buzzed.

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  3. Oops...I think my comment is lost in cyber space! This was a GREAT series and I just love tomato sandwiches. I always had mine with tomatoes and salt. I love the idea of chive cream cheese. Buzzed this one!

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