Tomato Pie, Southern Style

This recipe is adapted from Vivian Howard‘s piece in Saveur

Tomato Pie, Southern Style
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1 10 inch pie
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
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1 10 inch pie
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
Tomato Pie, Southern Style
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Servings
1 10 inch pie
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
Servings
1 10 inch pie
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
Ingredients
Pie Crust
Filling & Topping
Servings: 10 inch pie
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Pie Crust
  1. Place the flour and salt in the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium for a few seconds. Begin adding the butter one cube at a time. Continue until the flour is speckled and crumbly, about 4 minutes. With the mixer still running, add sun gold tomatoes and vinegar until just combined. Do not overmix. Press the dough into a 6-inch disk, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator overnight (Or the freeze for a few hours).
  2. Bring the crust to room temperature and lightly butter a 10-inch metal pie pan. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  3. Dust your counter and rolling pin lightly with flour and roll the crust slightly larger than your pan. Lay the crust in the pan and press gently into its edges. Cut off the edges that hang over and discard. Freeze for at least 15 minutes or until you're ready to blind-bake.
  4. Lay foil or parchment paper on top of the crust and weigh that down with dried beans or rice. Blind-bake the shell for 30 minutes. Remove the pie weights and foil or parchment and bake 5 minutes more. Set the cooked crust aside as you prepare the filling.
Filling
  1. Toss half of the diced tomatoes with 1⁄2 teaspoon salt and 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar. Set them over a colander to drain while you get everything else ready, at least an hour.
  2. Lower your oven to 375°. In a medium sauté pan or skillet, melt the butter and then add the onion and 1⁄2 teaspoon salt. Cook over medium-low heat until deeply caramelized. This will take about 45 minutes. If the onion gets away from you and burns a little, add 1⁄4 cup of water to the pan, scrape up the overbrowned bits, and keep going. In the end, you have a scant 2⁄3 cup caramelized onion.
  3. Toss the remaining diced tomatoes with 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, thyme, and olive oil. Spread in a single layer on a sheet tray with as much room separating the individual pieces as possible. Slide the tray onto the middle rack of your oven and roast for 30-35 minutes. You're looking for the tomatoes to dry out and brown slightly.
  4. Once all the individual components are done, stir together the onion, garlic, the fresh and roasted diced tomatoes, the remaining salt, sugar, black pepper, and basil.
Topping
  1. In a separate, smaller bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, fontina, and Parmigiano. Spoon the filling into your blind-baked crust. Top with the cheese mixture and tomato slices. Bake in the middle of your oven for 30 minutes. You can serve this warm or at room temperature.
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Caponata

Caponata
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Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
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Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
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  1. Prepare your mise en place.
  2. Add eggplant, zucchini, celery, and onion to small bowl.
  3. Add tomatoes, garlic, olives, and capers to a separate bowl.
  4. Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the eggplant, zucchini, celery, and onion. Sauté 8-10 minutes, until soft.
  6. Add tomatoes, garlic, olives, and capers. Continue to sauté for 5-7 minutes.
  7. Stir in the basil and red wine vinegar. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Serve with bread, pita or as a side dish. Enjoy!
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Ratatouille

Ratatouille
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Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ratatouille
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6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
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The Vegetables
  1. Prepare your mise en place.
  2. Cut the ends off each zucchini and cut them in half lengthways. Then, cut them into strips and then into 1” chunks.
  3. Peel the eggplant, and then cut it the same way as you did the zucchini.
  4. Cut the ends off the pepper and remove the seeds. Cut into thin strips.
  5. Cut the tomatoes in half, remove seeds, and cut into quarters.
  6. Peel and smash the garlic.
  7. Peel the onions and chop them finely.
The Ratatouille
  1. Turn burner onto low.
  2. Measure and add the oil to a large saucepan; allow oil to heat up.
  3. Add onions into the large saucepan. Cook them over low heat for about 10 minutes, until the onions are soft and lightly browned.
  4. Measure and add the tomato paste to the onions, stir together.
  5. Measure and add the vegetables, garlic, seasoning, herbs (except basil), salt and pepper to the onions in the pan. Stir everything well.
  6. Turn heat up to medium. Cook the ratatouille (stirring occasionally) on medium heat for about 3 minutes. Then turn down the heat, so that it is bubbling gently.
  7. Put a lid onto the pan. Lift the lid and stir it every now and then. Cook the ratatouille for 20 minutes, then remove the lid and cook it for 5 minutes
  8. Remove from heat and stir in the basil.
  9. Serve into shallow bowls and garnish with basil. Enjoy!
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Vegetable Tamales

Vegetable Tamales
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Servings Prep Time
40 tamales 55 minutes
Cook Time
1.75 hours
Servings Prep Time
40 tamales 55 minutes
Cook Time
1.75 hours
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40 tamales 55 minutes
Cook Time
1.75 hours
Servings Prep Time
40 tamales 55 minutes
Cook Time
1.75 hours
Ingredients
Servings: tamales
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Instructions
  1. Prepare your mise en place.
  2. Soak corn husks in a bowl of water for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse well. Pat dry and set aside.
  3. Place 5 cups of the corn kernels in a food processor. Process until coarsely pureed.
  4. Combine the pureed corn, masa harina, lukewarm water, baking powder, salt and vegetable oil in a large bowl. Mix until well blended. Set aside.
  5. Meanwhile, heat olive oil medium heat. Add pepper, onion and red pepper flakes. Saute for 7-10 minutes, or until vegetables are soft.
  6. Transfer the vegetables to a food processor. Add tomatillo, jalapeno, garlic, lime juice, cilantro and salt. Process until smooth.
  7. Place a soaked corn husk on a flat surface.
  8. Place 3 tablespoons of the masa mixture in the center of the corn husk.
  9. Flatten the masa mixture with your hand. Form a small well in the center of the mixture.
  10. Add 1 tablespoon of sautéed vegetables to the well.
  11. Fold the long side of the corn husk over the filling to cover. Fold over the ends so that they overlap.
  12. Tie with a thin strip torn from an extra soaked husk.
  13. Repeat to make 40 tamales in all.
  14. In a large saucepan, bring 2-3 inches of water to boil. Place tamales on a perforated rack and position just above the water. Cover and steam for 1-1.5 hours, or until masa mixture is firm.
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Cauliflower and Chickpea Flatbread

Cauliflower and Chickpea Flatbread
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A new, healthy twist on pizza that your family will love.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Cauliflower and Chickpea Flatbread
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A new, healthy twist on pizza that your family will love.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
For the Flatbread
For the Toppings
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Instructions
  1. Prepare your mise en place.
  2. Preheat oven to 500°F.
The Vegetables
  1. Pour the tomatoes and chickpeas into a strainer to drain away the juice. Set aside the tomatoes and chickpeas only.
  2. Peel the ginger and finely dice.
  3. Thinly slice the onion and break the cauliflower into small pieces.
  4. Heat a sauté pan with the oil on medium high heat.
  5. Add the ginger, onions, salt and pepper and cook until the onions are soft.
  6. Add the tomatoes, chickpeas, and cauliflower.
  7. Add the fennel seeds, turmeric, chili flakes, stir and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
The Flatbread
  1. Roll out each piece of dough into a 10-11 diameter circle-about ¼ inch thick.
  2. Place on a 10-inch pizza pan, gently stretching the dough to cover the entire pan. (Careful not to tear it)
  3. Sprinkle the cheese over each pizza leaving about a ½ inch ring around the edge for a crust.
  4. Pour the cauliflower mixture on top of the cheese and spread evenly.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges of the dough is brown and crispy and the cauliflower begins to slightly brown.
  6. Top the pizza with fresh cilantro and parsley leaves.
  7. Cut into 8 pieces and serve hot or at room temperature. Enjoy!
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