35 ways to eat a tomato
Slice off the tops and gently squeeze seeds and pulp into a bowl. Scoop in grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and drizzle with olive oil. Stick in a 375 degree oven until tender, about 30 minutes.
Fix an English breakfast. Slice a tomato in half. Fry some bacon. Brown the tomato halves, cut side down, in the bacon grease. Serve with toast, fried eggs, and, of course, that bacon.
Chop celery, green peppers, and onion, and cook with whole tomatoes in a pot for 20 minutes. Puree and strain. Add salt, Worcestershire, Tabasco, and horseradish. Serve cold.
Then add vodka, or tequila, with cilantro and a squeeze of lime.
Make this crostini: Chop, salt, and broil plum tomatoes until tender. Spread on toasted baguette that's been rubbed with garlic and brushed with olive oil.
Make 'drowned eggs'. Poach eggs in a mixture of pureed tomatoes, vinegar, garlic, green chiles, a dash of sugar, and salt. Serve on toast.
Cook superior tomato soup. Spread chopped and strained tomatoes on a cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 minutes in a 450¼ oven. Heat some olive oil in a saucepan, and cook diced celery, diced carrots, diced onions, and minced garlic for about 10 minutes. Add the roasted tomatoes and the juices. Add some chicken broth, some butter, and a bay leaf. Simmer for 20 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Add some chopped basil. Puree until the right consistency.
Stir-fry them with eggs. Cut tomatoes into wedges. Heat vegetable oil in a wok. Add tomatoes, finely chopped scallions, and a bit of garlic. Cook only until tomatoes begin to wilt. Combine with scrambled eggs, sugar, and salt.
Make tomato and corn relish. Sauté kernels of corn in olive oil. Add chopped tomatoes, cumin, and cayenne. Heat for one more minute. Season with salt and pepper. Pile atop steak.
Whip up a vinaigrette. Puree several tomatoes in a blender. Pour the goop onto cheesecloth, tie up the corners, and set in a strainer over a bowl overnight. In the morning, the bowl will be filled with tomato water. Stir in salt, olive oil, minced shallot, and red wine vinegar. Drizzle on whatever you want.