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I was in a sort of munchy mood one afternoon (not totally atypical for me) and I wanted to use up some tomatoes in the fridge. I had seen a commercial earlier in the day that inspired this quick lunch, and I'm really looking forward to doctoring it up again soon with some other toppings! This is a very versatile and easy sandwich to make that can be customized to suit anyone's tastes! Here's how I did it, plus some other ideas that I have running through my head! Enjoy!
Quick Open-Face Tomato Sandwich
2 slices white bread
3 slices turkey lunch meat
3 slices ripe tomato
2 slices provolone cheese
2 T extra virgin olive oil, plus some for drizzling
1 T freshly grated parmesan cheese
a sprinkling of dried oregano
Toast the bread to your desired doneness. Place on a small baking sheet and drizzle with the 2 T of the olive oil. Top with the turkey and provolone cheese. Place directly under the broiler on high. Leave the oven door open so you can babysit the cheese--it will burn very quickly! Once it is bubbly and golden brown in a few spots, quickly remove it from the oven and top with the sliced tomato, drizzle with a bit more olive oil, sprinkle on the grated parmesan and the dried oregano. Enjoy immediately!
Other Ideas I Plan to Try...like soon:
-pumpernickel, rye, French or Sourdough bread
-havarti, swiss cheese, or blue cheese crumbles
-2 or 3 slices of crispy, cooked bacon (maybe leftovers from breakfast?)
-smear some Dijon mustard on the bread after drizzling with olive oil
-roasted red pepper or sundried tomatoes instead of fresh tomato
Let me know if you come up with some fun variations on this and share the wealth!!