Breaded Tomatoes the Old Fashioned Way By Freda

By FREDA GABLE cookin4me

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FREDA's Story

You asked for it. I found this "Old Recipe" in my stash of "Old Recipes".
My Grandma Made all (3) Of these. "Her's was Just called stewed tomatoes". I think She used the "2nd recipe" more often after she No longer Canned, or grew a garden.

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I also Searched and found this recipe or Similar ones have many different Versions and Names.

This is the One(#2) That I recall as a Kid in the early 50's, I got all of these from my recipe Collection of past Family favorites.


2 lbs
peeled and chopped fresh tomatoes
1/4 tsp
cloves, ground
2 Tbs
1/2 tsp
salt ( to taste)
4 slices
day old stale bread, cut in 1/2 inch cubes
4 Tbs
butte ( not margarine) melted
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1 Lg Can
whole tomatoes in their juice, cut and diced
1 Sm
onion chopped fine
1/4 Stk
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1 Tbs
salt and pepper ( to taste)
1 slice
white (stale or day old bread) not fresh bread
12 med
tomatoes, scalded & peeled
1 med
green bell pepper, cut and diced
1 Large
onion chopped
1-2 stks
celery, chopped & diced
2 Tbs
1 Tbs
brwn ugar
1 tsp
salt and dash of pepper (to taste)

Directions Step-By-Step

Breaded Stewed Tomatoes Old Fashioned.

Preheat the Oven @ 400 degrees F.
Combine Tomatoes, Cloves, Sugar and salt in Saucepan.
Cook overMed. Heat till tomatoes are tender. Pour into Shallow Baking dish.
Top tomatoes with the Stale Bread Cubes.
Pour Melted Butter over Bread Cubes.
Bake in 400 degree oven, till bread Crumbs are golden Brown.

This is a good way to get rid of Old bread heels and get Your Vegies too.
A Very thrifty recipe.
My Grandmas Stewed tomatoes

Saute Onion Very well in the butter over Med Heat.(do Not Brown)
Add: Tomatoes,I let this simmer about 15-20 min.
At the very End, I add the Bread Cubes and stir Carefully. I use I think (1) piece but may need a little more. Depends on how you remember your looking, and tasting.
It is served in a little glass side Dish per prson, topped with a tiny dab more of Butter on top.

NOTE: Some Recall & Use a cream in theirs, My grandmother Did not use any cream in hers.

Enjoy. . .My Grandmother would thank You for using this recipe. . . if she Knew.
My Grandma's Homemade Stewed Tomatoes

Heat the Oil in a saucepan.
Chop Onion, Pepper, & Celery,
Add to Oil and Cook over Med Heat till good and tender.
Cut p the Scalded and Peeled Tomatoes, and add to the same pan.
Add: the Sugar, Salt and Pepper.
Reduce the Heat to Med Low (Simmer) and Cook for about 45 Min.
This makes 6-8 servings.

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    Elsie Perrett twiga13 - Apr 30, 2011
    Wow, does this ever take me back! My Mom made this all the time in the 40' and 50's and she also used version #2. She baked all of our bread and this was a good way to use it up before it got stale.
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    Debby DeRousse cakesbydebby - Apr 30, 2011
    thank you so much Freda. My mom made the second one but they all sound good!! I can eat tomatoes right out of the can that's how much i love them. We knew we could count on you Freda!!!!
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    Nancy Hearell rayna304 - Apr 30, 2011
    Thank you Freda! The second one is the one my mom made also except I think she baked hers but maybe not. I want to try all of these. I bet they're all delicious. Thanks so much for posting this! You're the best!
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    Karla Everett Karla59 - Apr 30, 2011
    Thanks Freda , BOY does these bring back memories , I was just talking about them last week LOL , Mom use to make them alot like #3 recipe but the bread slice had to be dried hard and then toasted and buttered before putting in the tomatoes ...Yummy , Thanks for posting :)
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    Karla Everett Karla59 - Apr 30, 2011
    Correction # 2 also is how mom made them ...LOL