At this point in the garden season, nearly every meal at my house features fresh tomatoes. I especially like grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches and I devised this version to use some of the basil also growing in my garden. It's become my new go-to sandwich because it is yummy.
- sourdough bread
- sliced fresh tomato
- a pile of freshly washed basil leaves
- provolone cheese, thinly sliced
- salt, pepper, and dried oregano
- soft butter for grilling
I use a heavy duty grill pan for all of my grilling. To make this sandwich, heat the pan on medium heat, toward the low end of medium. You don't want the bread to toast so quickly that the cheese fails to melt.
Assemble the sandwich as follows:
On one slice of bread, layer a couple slices of cheese. Then add the sliced tomatoes in a single layer and then sprinkle with salt, pepper, and oregano.