I managed to get a hold of a few home-gown, local tomatoes this week and let me tell you it was like Summer had finally arrived! 'Mater sandwiches are a staple for me during the summer and I am most choosy about how they are made. A perfect 'mater sandwich has the delicate combination of a slab of tomato, the right amount - not too much but definitely not too little - Blue Plate Mayonnaise (yes, I know some people don't eat Blue Plate but I just can't help them...Bless their little hearts! This coming from a girl who had Blue Plate http://www.luzianne.com/template_category.cfm?ID=6& shipped to her when she lived in the foreign land of New York where they think Kraft is mayo! Go figure!!!), salt and lots of pepper on fresh, WHITE bread.
Now, I realize lots of foodies out there are poo-pooing my recipe for the perfect 'mater sandwich but that is yet another thing for which I can't help... Bless their little hearts. I don't go for basil or mozzarella cheese or anything else when I want a true, southern 'mater sandwich. Oh yeah, that is a paper plate you see because in the summer I am all about paper plates!
The plain 'mater sandwich is a thing of beauty; pair it with a glass of iced tea and life doesn't get much better than that!!!