Saturday, July 9, 2011

Stay at Home Saturday: Savory Smackerel~The Tomato

Mary, Mary how does your garden taste? is our latest Savory Smackerel series where we are sharing some substantial ways to put your garden and local produce stand purchases to some serious use. So far, we've covered the cucumber and the peach. Today, is a fabulous recipe where you can implement the tomato!

For those of you who have tomatoes coming out of your ears and are sick of putting them in salads, on a sandwich or slicing them to eat with a little dash of salt, here is a good recipe for you! I LOVE tomatoes, but I am the only one in my family of 5 who enjoys them, so I don't get to make this recipe too often. Trust me when I say it's's a Paula Deen, so the origin of the recipe speaks for itself:)
Tomato Pie
4 Tomatoes, peeled and sliced
8 to 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/3 Cup chopped green onion
One 9-inch prebaked deep-dish pie shell (the key is to PREBAKE IT!!!)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Cups grated mozzarella and cheddar cheese combined
1 Cup mayonnaise---not a big fan of this, but it's good in this recipe!
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Layer tomato slices, basil and onion in prebaked pie shell. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix together grated cheese and mayonnaise and spread on top of tomatoes. Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.

Happy Saturday!


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1 comment:

CC said...

I love this recipe and made it this weekend!!! Go Donna!