Healthy Cooking For Today

By Marianne Yeomans


Preparing To Say Goodby To Summer

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 9:55 PM

I am still working up recipes for tomatoes, as I have 2 bags full in my kitchen ready to be pureed.  I will be storing the puree in my freezer for furture use.  But I have some huge tomatoes that I want to use for caprese salad and grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches.  Today however I am going to share a very different recipe for these beautiful large tomatoes from my son-in-laws garden.  Speaking of my son-in-law, he surprised my daughter, his daughter-in-law, his mom, and me Sunday when we returned from a baby shower for his other daughter-in-law in Boston. 

To our surprise he had laid out an array of  vegetables on his kitchen counter and provided us with bags and we made our selections from all the wonderful perfect vegetables from his garden. He has such a green thumb and really puts his heart into planning and caring for his very productive garden. It is just a hobby of his, he is a Pharmacist.

Most of us have heard of the Southern treat "Fried Green Tomatoes", I think there even was a movie by that name-well this is a fried tomato sandwich.

Fried Tomato Sandwich

4 medium tomatoes

1 cup creamed cottage cheese

! tablespoon chives or green onion tops, chopped fine

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 eggs beaten

1 tablespoon milk

1 cup panko bread crumbs-I like the Italian seasoning blend

1/4 cup Smart Balance Blend

Slice each tomato crosswise into 4 slices .  Combine cottage cheese, chives, and salt.  Spread cottage cheese mixture evenly over 8 of the tomato slices, top with remaining slices, sandwich fashion.  Combine eggs and milk.  Dip tomato sandwiches into the egg mixture, then into the crumbs.  Melt the Smart Balance and fry the tomato sandwiches until golden brown on both sides and heated through, aproximately 4 minutes.  I suggest that you turn with a wide spatula so to avoid breaking the sandwiches.  Serves 4

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