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"Will You Make Those Tomatoes" Recipe

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Kelsey Montgomery


Tomatoes (depending on size plan about one-two people per tomato)
Salt and Pepper
Garlic (1-2 cloves per tomato depending on size and personal taste)
Oregano (fresh is best)
Basil (fresh is best)
Red wine vinegar
Balsamic vinegar (optional)
Olive oil

1. Slice tomatoes (room temperature is ideal) and layer in dish.
2. Sprinkle with sugar (no more than ˝ tsp.)
3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
4. Drizzle with olive oil to coat tomatoes.
5. Sprinkle with Red wine vinegar. You want to use about 1/3 less of vinegar than olive oil. (I like to count when I drizzle the olive oil and then count less for the vinegar.) I can’t give you amounts since this recipe is written for 2-20.
6. Fresh is best for the garlic and herbs but if you only have dried go ahead and use it until you can get the fresh.
7. Mince garlic over tomatoes.
8. Pull Oregano off stems and sprinkle over tomatoes.
9. Cut large basil leaves over tomatoes.
10. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Great for a summer BBQ

It is best to use a dish with sides that will accommodate 1-2 two layers of tomatoes and sauce. You can make it for two in a small salad plate with sloped sides. If you make this for a big group repeat the layers in a 9x13” pan.

Disclaimer…I do not measure anything in this recipe when I prepare it. Once you make it a few times you can adjust according to your personal taste. I use a lot of garlic so if your significant other does not eat them understand why they may avoid you for a day or so. (My grandma learned this recipe from her 1st mother-in-law who was Italian. My mom has revised it but the sugar and 1/3 to 2/3 ratio of vinegar and oil is the base)




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