|"Sally go watch TV." - Betty Draper|
First you need an abundance of tomatoes. Our CSA for the past two weeks guaranteed that. Is your garden thriving right now? Laura just pulled 41 tomatoes off her four plants, and now is the time where you go into work and your gardener co-workers bring in a big box of tomatoes that say "please take." So if you don't have your own bounty, I advise to take those babies and make Tomato Gratin, see the recipe here.
1. Cut up a french bread loaf into small squares. Ina says cut the crust off, but this test nester is far to lazy for that and it didn't bother me at all that the crusts were on there. In a warm skillet with oil, brown the bread squares over medium heat for about five minutes.
2. Meanwhile mix the tomatoes, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper together.
3. Add the tomato mixture the bread, stirring occasionally for about five minutes.
4. Turn off heat and stir in the basil. I may have added too much. I wouldn't know about that.
I'm telling you folks, you won't believe how good this tastes. Make good use of those tomatoes from your garden, put tomatoes on your grocery/farmer's market list, or come over to Max and I's because we still have tomatoes and we are really into eating this, so we'll probably be making it again.
Stay tuned for more tomato uses. Laura is making salsa and canning tomatoes today, so tomato posts will be a plenty!