Sunday, July 6, 2014

Tomato Charlotte - Ye Old English Recipe

For Tomato Charlotte:
2 pounds tomatoes, blanched, peeled, and sliced
2 teaspoons superfine sugar
2 cups coarse fresh bread crumbs
2 tablespoons chilled butter, thinly sliced

TO PREPARE CHARLOTTE: Butter an 8 by 6 inch baking dish and place 2 layers of the tomatoes in the bottom. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of the sugar. Season with salt and pepper and cover with half of the bread crumbs. Dot with half of the sliced butter. Repeat with the remaining tomatoes, sugar and salt and pepper. Top with the remaining bread crumbs and butter. Bake in a moderate oven for 30 minutes, or until the bread crumb topping is golden and crisp.
 Note: 2 tablespoons chopped basil can be added.  We don't but many do.

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