Friday, June 11, 2010

Scalloped Tomatoes...YUM YUM

This is one of my favorite recipes ...I could eat it at least 3 times a week...maybe more... Richard and I love this for dinner... Just thought I would share one of my favorite things to eat...

Scalloped Tomatoes

Good olive oil
2 cups (1/2-inch diced) bread from a French boule, crusts removed (I like crusts on)
16 plum tomatoes (Romas) , cut 1/2-inch dice (about 2 1/2 pounds)
1 tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves)
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup julienned basil leaves, lightly packed
1 cup freshly grated Asiago or Parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large (12 inch) saute pan over medium heat. Add the bread cubes and stir to coat with the oil. Cook over medium to medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring often, until the cubes are evenly browned.
Meanwhile, combine the tomatoes, garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. When the bread cubes are done, add the tomato mixture and continue to cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Off the heat, stir in the basil.Pour the tomato mixture into a shallow (6 to 8 cup) baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with the Parmesan cheese and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until the top is browned and the tomatoes are bubbly. Serve hot or warm.


Cody Goodin said...

This sounds absolutely delicious. Have you tried this other types of tomatoes such as a good heirloom one like brandywine or Mr. Stripey? We grow lots of heirlooms during the summer as we love tomatoes.

Creager Studios said...

Hi Cody...

as long as they are bakable they will be wonderful... as I figure it...there are no bad tomatoes!!!
You will love this...let me know what you think

Hugs for a great weekend


Garden of Miniatures said...

Oh a I love everything with cheese and this sounds great.I get up just 1 hour ago and now I'm hungry for something like that,not good for body lol:-)!But I have to try that,hope my children will say:Oh Mom,what a great cook you are ;-)!?
Have a nice weekend,Jeannette

Creager Studios said...

Hi Jeannette.... OoOOo I predict that you will LOVE this...and actually not that bad for ya...Olive Oil is a good thing, tomatoes, garlic always good...the bread is the only thing really that some have issues with but heck millions of french can't be wrong right!! Enjoy and if you give it a try, let me know what you think...

Have a Great Weekend

Julie said...

Sounds Yummy, I would have to be naughty and through in some minced chilles......:O)

Unknown said...

Yum Jodi!!! I love tomatoes heated up ~ Like roasted tomatoes...

I still have your Chinese chicken salad recipe for lo those many years ago when I came to take your class with BJ and Tammy...


Georgina said...

I was watching "The Barefoot Contessa" the other afternoon and she made these also. I had to get the recipe and will soon make them...sounds delish!!!

Creager Studios said...

OoOOO Julie...Chilies sound great...I am a BIG Chile Fan...


Creager Studios said...

Hi Pattee (aka Skippy)!! LOL...

Oh that was a great for the record books under the catagory of FUN FUN FUN!!! Cool that you still have that's a good one.. Means a lot to me now that Aunt Dodi is no longer with us...(her recipe)


Creager Studios said...

Yes Georgina....

That is where I originally got it...there are many out there but hers is just the best. I often add things to mix it up a toasted pine nuts!


Karinfeuerstein said...

Hi Jodi,

I often copy recipes, ripe them out in the doctor's office but never make them. This one sounds so yummy that I'll have to try it.
Thanks for sharing,


Creager Studios said...

You too Karin!!! I many times sneak a recipe I see from a magazine.......shhhhhh, don't tell!!!
You will really like this one...simple, filling, delicious ...many times this is all we eat for dinner....perfect!