FREDA's StoryYou 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.
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.
BREADED STEWED TOMATOES
CMBINE IN A SAUCEPAN;
peeled and chopped fresh tomatoes
salt ( to taste)
day old stale bread, cut in 1/2 inch cubes
butte ( not margarine) melted
#2 GRANDMA'S OLD FASHIONED BREADED TOMATOES
1 Lg Can
whole tomatoes in their juice, cut and diced
onion chopped fine
salt and pepper ( to taste)
white (stale or day old bread) not fresh bread
#3 STEWED TOMATOES HOMEMADE BY GRANDMA
tomatoes, scalded & peeled
green bell pepper, cut and diced
celery, chopped & diced
salt and dash of pepper (to taste)
1RECIPE # 1.
Breaded Stewed Tomatoes Old Fashioned.
Preheat the Oven @ 400 degrees F.
2Combine 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.
3RECIPE # 2
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.