Wednesday, August 22, 2007

the perfect sandwich(es)

There's something about a classic sandwich that says comfort food like nothing else. The simple combination of melted cheese (and bacon) sandwiched between two crisp slices of toasted bread is a favorite of nearly everyone I know. And bacon, lettuce and tomato on toast has that special something that provides the ultimate combination of flavours and textures.

Tonight we shared a half of a grilled cheese & bacon sandwich and half of a BLT, along with some salad on the side.

Our perfect grilled cheese sandwich combined a couple of slices of toasted flax bread, some slices of friulano cheese, and a some cooked bacon. Friulano owes its name to the magnificent Frioul region of Italy. It is sometimes known as Italian cheddar. The assembled sandwich gets some margarine on both sides and sits in a frying pan until it's golden brown and the cheese is nice and melted. The final touch is to slice the sandwich diagonally. Please, don't attempt to slice it any other way, as the sandwich will become inedible.

The supreme BLT to us consisted of cooked bacon, farm-fresh tomatoes and lettuce, between slices of lightly toasted bread, generously spread with mayo.

Those CSA tomatoes are like no other that we've tried. Full of juice and tender pulp and not the least bit grainy like those you find in the supermarket.

Share your recipes for the ultimate sandwich with us!


Anonymous said...

Hi there! I have been reading your blog for a little while and I love it. I had to post a comment because I enjoyed the exact same dinner last night - a BLT with tomatoes from my CSA. I made my BLT the same way, but on sourdough bread and with avocados.
I really love your food and style of eating - thanks for sharing through this blog!

deeeeeeena said...

Koren, thank you so much! I love your idea of adding the avocados to the BLT. The creaminess must match nicely with the soft tomatoes. I'll be trying that soon!
Thanks again for the kind words, we loved hearing from you!

Patricia Scarpin said...

The close ups are mouthwatering!

Janet said...

oh boy do they look good! YUM!

blondee47 said...

Add a thin slice of fresh or canned in natural juice pineapple slice

Annie Ruok said...

We like flax seed or multigrain bread with sliced white cheddar, little bits of feta (both lo fat, of course!), tomatoes, red onion & basil. We put margarine on the outside of the bread (Shawn puts on inside too, I think) & we loooove our sandwich maker - we flip it about 3 1/2 minutes in to get both sides crispy & toasty. Shawn & I created this together, it's kind of 'our' sandwich when we don't know what to eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner.