Evelyn's Fried Red Tomatoes


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15 mins (prep 5, cooking 10)
4 ingredients
6 servings
An excellent way to cook tomatoes when they are in season before freezing them for a multitude of uses: in soups, casseroles and pasta dishes, as a sauce over meatballs and meatloaf, or on toast for a simple, healthy breakfast, brunch or snack. Evelyn, my mother, has been cooking tomatoes this way for 60 years - she's 82 - and didn't even consider this to be a recipe until I insisted on getting the steps involved from her. She said "everyone knows how to do this". Well, maybe everyone else does, but I didn't. And when I checked the Zaar files for a similar recipe, I failed to find one. So I concluded that either she's right - which means I'm really ignorant about basic cooking strategies, which is certainly a possibility - or that this IS indeed a recipe: her recipe. Evelyn is my mother's middle name, one she regrets not having decided to start using decades ago instead of the first name her parents gave her, so this posting is not only a celebration of HER recipe but the launch of her new name. Proportions are approximate and can, of course, be varied to taste. I have specified that the recipe provides 6 servings since I believe that 1 kilo (approximately 2 pounds) of tomatoes cooked in this way would provide an ample quantity of tomatoes for 6 servings, for example, as a sauce over meatloaf. Please correct this if you find this guesstimate to be wildly wrong when you are reviewing the recipe. I intend to post some more of Evelyn's recipes when I get them out of her!

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Ingredients

  • 1 kg tomato
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaf, to taste
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

Nutrition

Serving Size (167.65 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 41.51 Calories from Fat 2.97
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.33g 3.08%
Saturated Fat 0.05g 1.4%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 21.67mg 5.42%
Total Carbohydrate 9.32g 18.64%
Dietary Fiber 1.83 g 44.0%
Sugars 7.49 g %
Protein 2.0g 24.0%
Vitamin A 1070.0IU% Vitamin C 39.0mg%
Calcium 21.67mg% Iron 0.85mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
 
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh basil
 

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