fresh Ray & Mascari tomatoes on white kitchen table

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Light, crisp, and absolutely delicious – Tomato sandwiches make the perfect afternoon snack.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise or whipped cream cheese
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 6-8 small arugula leaves, washed and patted dry
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs, unflavored, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Preparation:

  1. Slice each tomato to obtain 1-1/2 inch thick slices from the widest portion of the tomato, making sure to avoid the core.
  2. Spread 1 heaping tablespoon of mayonnaise on one-half of the tomato slices.
  3. Top each with an onion slice, arugula leaf, and a second slice of tomato.
  4. Dip each sandwich into the beaten egg mixture and then the breadcrumbs.
  5. Gently shake off any excess bread crumbs. Set sandwiches aside.
  6. In a large heavy saute pan, warm the butter and olive oil over medium heat.
  7. Slip each sandwich into the pan and fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side.
  8. Remove and serve immediately.