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🥪 Grilled Tomato Sandwich

Grilled Tomato Sandwich

🍽 Serves ⏲ Total Time
2 25 minutes

🧂 Ingredients

  • 🍚 0.75 tsp cream of tartar
  • 🧂 0.75 tsp salt
  • 🍬 0.5 tsp granulated sugar
  • 🧂 0.25 tsp pepper
  • 🍅 2 4-inch field or heirloom tomato
  • 🥚 8 tsp mayonnaise
  • 🍞 4 slices hearty white sandwich bread

🍳 Cookware

  • 1 small bowl

📝 Instructions

Step 1

Stir cream of tartar, salt, granulated sugar, and pepper together in small bowl. Sprinkle mixture on both sides of field or heirloom tomato slices that are 3/4 inch thick. Spread 1 teaspoon mayonnaise on 1 side of each slice of bread.

Step 2

Place 2 slices of hearty white sandwich bread, mayonnaise side down, in 12-inch skillet. Cook over medium heat, moving bread if necessary for even browning, until underside is golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to cutting board griddled side up. Cook remaining 2 bread slices until underside is golden brown, about 30 seconds. Let cool until griddled side is crisp, about 2 minutes.


Choose ripe tomatoes that are heavy for their size. Larger tomato slices that cover the entire slice of bread are ideal. We developed this recipe with 3/2 by 5-inch slices of Arnold sandwich bread, and the amount of mayonnaise used in step 1 is just enough to thinly cover each slice. Adjust this amount as necessary if your bread has different dimensions.

🔗 Source

  • Cook's Illustrated