Tomato Pie

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This Tomato Pie was an amazing summery treat.  This recipe stems from a status post of a former co-worker on facebook who recenbly had Tomato Pie for dinner.  Before that time, I had never even heard of tomato pie even though it is a southern food.  Her tomato pie was from a restaurant, so I was determined to find a recipe that was easy to make gluten free and on the healthier side.  I bought several different types of tomatoes at this week’s greenmarket, so I knew this would be a great dish.

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To make the crust…

  • 2 packed cups of grated potatoe (I used the plain hashbrown mix you can find in the grocery store)
  • 2 eggs
  • grated onion

First make sure as much of the water as you can is out of the potatoes and onion.  Beat the eggs in a bowl, and add the potatoe, and mix together.  Then add the onion.

Spray a pie plate with cooking spray and use the back of a spoon to make a crust in the pie plate.  Cook the crust for 35-40 minutes at 425.

To make the inside of the pie..

  • 4 good sized tomatoes
  • italian seasoning
  • oregano
  • cheese variety of your choice
  • 3/4 light mayo
  • bread crumbs (I used gluten free)

Fill the potatoe crust with a layer of tomatoes and top with italian seasoning and oregano.  Then layer more tomatoes on top.

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Mix the mayo with an assortment of cheese.  I used a mix of parmesan, mozzarella, and mexican cheeses.  It should be pretty thick.  Also mix in more italian seasoning.  Here is my mixture.

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Drop dollops of cheese mixture on top of the pie to form a crust.  Then sprinkle bread crumbs on top.  Bake for another 30 minutes or until the bread crumbs are crispy and browned.  Here is what a slice looked like.

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This truly was delicious and so colorful.  On the side we had some russian kale from the green market.  It was so good too.

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The recipe I based my tomato pie from is here.

I changed many parts of it, but you can make yours to your likings based on the recipe.

We only have a half day today at work, and I’m running some errands including a trip to Costco.  We’re having a big BBQ tomorrow that my husband has been hosting since well before my time.  This is the first year we will have a baby at the event.  We’re getting older that’s for sure.

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