Monday, September 9, 2013

Vegan MOFO: Mash-it-up Monday–Copenhagen Clockwwatcher

 This Mash-it-up Monday sandwich is my mom's creation. She came up with this incredible mash up of flavors when she and my dad owned a small "Northern European" restaurant in Stockton, California. (St. George and the Duck on St. Mark's Plaza, in case anyone was wondering.)

I have veganized her Copenhagen Clockwatcher, which is much easier to do these days than back when she created it (ca. 1977) when there was no such thing as vegan mayo or vegan cream cheese. Or if there was, no one in our family was aware of it. There was one tiny health food store in town and only crazy people shopped there.

The Copenhagen Clockwatcher
Makes one open-faced sandwich

1 slice of bread toasted (Traditionally, my mom used a light rye. You can use a GF bread.)
Vegan Mayonnaise
Vegan Cream Cheese
Chopped Peanuts
Chopped Tomato

Lightly toast your bread. (opt.)
Spread a medium-thick layer of cream cheese on your bread.

Spread a medium layer of mayo on top of the cream cheese.

Layer your chopped tomatoes over the mayo. (You may need to dry your tomatoes a little if they are watery.)

Sprinkle chopped peanuts over the tomatoes.
Broil or toast for 5-10 minutes or heat in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
Eat! (Knife and fork work better than hands with this sandwich.)

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