Monday, August 26, 2013

Fried Red Tomatoes on Toast

Look at these beauties! I LOVE heirloom tomatoes.

Fried red tomatoes on toast is one of my all-time favourite things to eat!

I remember eagerly waiting for the first garden tomatoes to turn red so that my Dad could fry up a big batch of them, he would pile them on warm toast with some smoky crispy bacon on the side.

Seriously to die for!

Here is what you need for 2 servings, 

4-6 slices of bacon
4-6 large tomatoes, sliced ½ inch thick
4 slices hot buttered toast

In a large cast iron skillet cook the bacon over medium high heat until crisp. Set the bacon aside. Drain off any excess fat, but leave about a tablespoon in the pan.

Lay the tomato slices in the pan in a single layer. Season the tomatoes liberally with salt and pepper.

Cook for 3-4 minutes then flip the tomatoes, season with more salt and pepper to taste, and cook another 3-4 minutes until the tomatoes are soft but still hold their shape.

Divide the cooked tomatoes onto the toast. Serve with a couple slices of the crispy bacon.

The tomatoes get sweet but still have a little acidic bite to them, combined with a hint of that bacon fat, all salty and smoky; oh man I am drooling over here!

This just might be my last meal request…LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!



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