We were discussing what we could make with tomatoes over on dougmays chicken-tomato soup thread and Flash suggested a tomato pie, I've never heard of a tomato pie so I searched google and came up with an interesting recipe which I added some personal touches to.
Mrs JPT bought some tomatoes at the Farmer's Market this morning and the rest is history as they say.
Here is how I made it:
1 9" fresh baked pie crust
150 gr fresh spinach
300 gr bacon, diced (my Chinese bacon attempt)
1/2 medium onion, diced
5 cloves of garlic, minced
1 1/2 pound ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
1 tsp Italian spice
1/4 cup shredded Mozzarella
1/4 cup Parmesan
1/4 cup shredded Emmenthal
or cheese of your choice
I fried the bacon, removed from the grease and poured out all but 1 tbls to saute the onions and garlic, sauteed the onions and garlic, removed them and wilted the spinach in the grease that was left, I had to add a tbls of butter.
I placed the spinach in the pie crust, then the bacon, onion and garlic and after that covered with the diced tomatoes.
I mixed the mayo, Italian spice and cheese together and spread over the tomatoes making sure to bring the topping to the crust like meringue.
Baked in a 350° oven for 55 minutes until the top was a golden brown.
It was very delicious and between my MIL, 2 nieces, Mrs JPT and myself it disappeared very fast, this is all that was left after 5 minutes and someone was impatiently waiting for this piece.
I apologize for the bad pics, I was in a hurry and I'm learning how to use the new camera.
This was a very good idea and will be a keeper at our house.