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Ahhh Fresh Jersey Tomatoes

TomM24TomM24 Posts: 1,364
edited 11:47AM in EggHead Forum
Fresh Locally grown heirloom tomatoes fresh mozzarella and basil. It doesn't get much better than that. Oh and an EGGed sirloin on the side. No pictures last night. Sounds like a pinball table here yesterday with all the pinging going on. :laugh:


  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    Tom, with all the acid rain, smog, and water pollution in SURE you wanna eat those tomatoes?..heh. :laugh: j/k..sounds great!
  • TomM24TomM24 Posts: 1,364
    The corn and tomatoes are two of the best things in NJ. Got to enjoy them while they last.
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Those fresh tomatoes make great pies to go with steak also.

  • TomM24TomM24 Posts: 1,364
    The only tomato pies I've had are pizzas. What all do you put in it?
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Here is the recipe Tom...You don't have to use the Ceramic Deep Baking you can just set the pie pan on a pizza stone to shield the bottom from the fire.

    Tomato Pie

    1 9-inch deep dish frozen pie shell
    3 medium, ripe tomatoes, sliced (I agree, heirlooms are best)
    6 strips bacon, fried and crumbled
    1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
    1 cup mayonnaise
    ½ teaspoon salt
    ½ teaspoon pepper

    Bake frozen pie shell following package directions. Preheat egg to 350 degrees. Sprinkle tomato slices lightly with salt and place in a colander for one hour to drain. Place tomatoes in bottom of pie shell; top with crumbled bacon. Combine cheese, salt, pepper and mayonnaise; pour over tomatoes. Bake 35 to 40 minutes on a raised grid using a Ceramic Deep Baking Dish.
  • TomM24TomM24 Posts: 1,364

    Thanks, sounds good. Sort of like a grilled cheese tomato and bacon in a pie.
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    If you want to serve something quick and cold these are good when fresh tomatoes are in.

    Kaye's Stuffed Tomatoes
    Description: When it's hot these are cool and refreshing,goes good with Poultry,Beef or Pork.
    Ingredients: • 4 fresh home grown tomatoes
    • ½ small cucumber
    • ½ small Vidalia onion
    • 1 ½ Cup cottage cheese
    • 1 Dash paprika
    • salt and pepper

    Instructions: Core the center of the tomatoes,put the cottage cheese in a mixing bowl,grate the cucumber and onion very fine,now mix all ingredients together.Stuff tomatoes with mixture and sprinkle with paprika.Salt and pepper to taste.You can use cream cheese in the place of the cottage cheese,but the fat content is higer.Serve cold.
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,715
    Tom, one of the best parts of growing up 5 minutes from the base of the Commodore Barry bridge (on the PA side) was the proximity to those Jersey Tomatoes, the best in the world. In another couple weeks, I will make my annual pilgrimage to Rosies for a few bushels of Jersey Plums to jar for the long, cold winter:
    The end of last year's batch:
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • DaddyoDaddyo Posts: 209
    Try a Ramapo tomato if you can find them. Rutgers University sells the seeds. They are supposed to be the old school Jersey tomato - the one I used to eat out of my grandfather's garden. I'd put salt on them and eat them like apples.
  • NJ-GrEGGNJ-GrEGG Posts: 171
    You mean Rosie's in Mullica Hill?

    Before we had kids we would buy 10 baskets of plumbs and use the same machine! We cooked them down and my wife added her olive oil and italian seasoning to make her sauce. It took all day working in the heat and humidity and by the end of the day we were miserable. But for the rest of the year we had those wonderful mason jars to tap!

    We have a 5 and 3 year old now and we worried about one of them getting hurt somehow, so we took a hiatus from canning. But I hope we start it up again soon.
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,715
    That's funny, mine are 11 & 12 & I have started my own child labor camp to avoid the end of the day misery, of course I have to pay them each $5.00 per bushel to help, but its well worth it. I have pioneered several time saving methods & I am able to now can 75 quarts in about 4 hours (I use a massive commercial-sized strainer, a 14 quart per batch pressure canner & an outdoor high-btu stove).
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,715
    by the way, yes, that is the Rosie's, the one and only, a tomato lovers paradise I might add
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
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