We had a windstorm a week or so ago and our tomato plants all blew over. I was force to pick them all. Most were green. I had thought to make some green tomato chow, but alas time got away from me and they ripened in the bowl before I could get that done. That was okay however because I love tomatoes and I am never at a loss as to what to do with tomatoes!
I quite simply love tomatoes and have been collecting ways to use them for years and years and years. This recipe today comes from a small green notebook which is filled with lovely home style old fashioned recipes, laboriously copied by myself years ago from books I took out from the local library. Unfortunately I was not quite so good at keeping a record of which book they came from. I can date this notebook to the years I was living in Meaford, Ontario, and I think it might have been from a book called Canadian Cookbook by Elizabeth Baird, but I could be wrong, so do forgive me if I am. In any case it is a delicious recipe.
And so very simple. Sliced tomatoes are layered in a baking dish with a mix of buttery sauteed onions, bread crumbs and herbs, and then topped with a simple mix of plain herbed breadcrumbs and dotted with butter prior to baking.
The end result is a type of tomato pudding . . . so delicious with the soft buttery onions, the sweet tomatoes, the herby breadcrumbs . . .
I suppose you could add cheese if you wanted to, but you really don't need it. It's fabulous just the way it is. I could sit down and eat a whole bowl of this all on it's own.
*Scalloped Tomatoes with Herbs*Serves 4 to 6
I hope you will give this a go, and that if you do you will enjoy it! You could also use drained tinned whole tomatoes, sliced. If you do I recommend Cirio. Really I do. Bon Appetit!
The lovely dish I have used for this bake today is the Wades Medium Flan dish. It is stoneware created in Stoke-0n-Trent here in the UK by Wade Ceramics. It is microwave safe, dishwasher safe, freezer safe and oven safe. You can purchase it online at Harts of Stur for £14.99. I love it. It is the perfect size for a flan if that is what you are wanting to bake. I have been using it for small casseroles and it works beautifully. It cleans easily and does everything it is supposed to. It has become my favourite baking dish for our needs at the moment!
Note - I was sent the flan dish by Eddingtons for the purpose of review. I was not required to write a positive review. Any opinions are entirely my own.