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Southern style tomato sandwiches

Ken’s first taste of Bunny bread

Once upon a time, when you grew up in the South, tomato sandwiches were what you had for lunch. For a proper Southern tomato sandwich, the whitest, fluffiest bread you can find is in order. Here at the abbey, I bake all the bread, whether it’s biscuits, sourdough loaves, rolls, pizza crusts or whatever. But, ever since I moved back to North Carolina from California, once a summer I buy a loaf of Bunny bread, the whitest, fluffiest bread that can be bought around here. I also leave my high-end organic mayonnaises bought at Whole Foods in the fridge and use a common grocery store mayonnaise. Of these low-end mayonnaises, Duke’s is my favorite.

Tomato sandwiches are an important tradition. That’s a recipe I’d never mess with.

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  1. Tina wrote:

    OMG David, I was thinking about Tomato sandwiches today. We used to use Wonder Bread, the fresher the better. You were either a Hellmans family or Miracle Whip for the mayo. We liked Hellmans. Lots of salt & pepper too. After seeing that sandwich, I am going to have to make one too!

    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Permalink
  2. rob mcd wrote:

    add one sliced banana pepper to give it a slight crunch and kick. can’t go wrong.

    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 11:38 am | Permalink
  3. Quetal wrote:

    As a child in Mt View, a town south of San Francisco on my granddad’s farm we would pick a fresh tomato and make the same kind of sandwich using white Langendorf bread, best foods mayo and was it Yum!!!

    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Permalink
  4. Chris wrote:

    Fun pic eating a tomato sandwich. My friend introduced me to these (she’s from NC) anyways, ha we bought special Mayo called Duke’s and everything, very tasty 😉

    Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

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