Caprese dagwood sandwiches
Caprese Dagwood Sandwiches
This sandwich is more of an idea that I’d love for you to take and run with than a recipe with hard and fast ingredients. I’m listing what I used below, but you should add/subtract as you see fit. And while I didn’t go the full dagwood in these photos and pile the layers on super-high (although this sandwich was still pretty thick, let me tell you), you should absolutely do so if the spirit moves you. Toasting the bread will help keep the moisture factor under control.
I’m also including my quick-and-dirty recipe for balsamic mayo. Totally lovely on this sandwich.
Slices of bread, toasted
Balsamic mayo (recipe below)
Hearty, flavorful tomatoes, sliced to your preferred thickness (place the slices on a paper towel for few minutes to absorb some of their liquids)
Fresh mozzarella, sliced to your preferred thickness
Fresh basil leaves – lots of ‘em
Pickles (like these ginger spiced pickles)
Bacon (or veggie substitute)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Slather the slices of bread with the mayo. Then start the layering.
2 tablespoons mayo
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
2 or 3 medium basil leaves, minced
dash of salt
Whisk the ingredients together until well mixed. Schmear on bread and smile big.