Besides Insalata Caprese another good way to honor an excellent tomato is the BLT sandwich. On Thursday I picked up the nicest, biggest Brandywine heirloom tomato from the Teaneck Farmers Market. Tonight, just before heading out to Rascal’s Comedy Club in Montclair, we made ourselves a big BLT (with bacon we bought at Kocher’s) on two big thick slices of toasted challah bread.
Okay, maybe I’m going to hell for desecrating the sacred Chally. But I mean, how different really is a challah from something like brioche? Challah just begs for a rich and salty meat, with a juicy tomato, lettuce and mayonnaise. Why should brioche get all the love? I say liberate the challah from the French Toast and the shabbas motze, and use it for your favorite club sandwich. Because deep down a challah just wants to party on Friday night.