I hate homogeneity in my food: I hate it when every bite is the same flavor and texture as the last. There’s a place for mac and cheese, mashed-potatoes-as-a-meal, and etcetera, but most days, I get bored with eating something if more than three bites are carbon copies of each other.
Enter, one of my favorite things: the open sandwich. These babies apparently have a long and storied history and I like them for a few simple reasons:
- This time of year, when ingredients are downright beautiful, you get to look at them right before you stuff them in your face (instead of shrouding them in the boring beige additional piece of bread)
- They are economical as all get out because you use half the bread. Winning.
- You can usually throw them together out of random stuff you probably have in the kitchen already.
My fave combination lately is some kind of protein salad (egg salad, tuna salad, chicken salad) plus chopped lettuce, some tomato, a drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper, but you can get crazy with it, if you so choose. Happy nomming.
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