Sunday, July 31, 2011

My roots are showing

My southern roots, that is.

Exhibit A: Tomato Pie

(we had this for dinner tonight)

And just so y'all know how southern I truly am, the side dish was okra straight from the garden.

The recipe:

Tomato Pie

1 batch of biscuit dough*
1 1/4 cups grated Parmesan cheese, divided
2-3 large tomatoes, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp. flour
1 small sweet onion, minced
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
3/4 cup mayo-mustard blend (I use 1 part dijon, 2 parts mayo)

Pat bicuit dough into bottom and up sides of a lightly greased 9 inch pie plate. Bake at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese.

Toss tomato slices in flour; arrange one layer of tomato slices over cheese. Sprinkle evenly with half the onion, basil, salt and pepper. Repeat procedure.

Stir together the remaining cheese and mayo-mustard blend, and spread over top of pie. Bake at 400 degrees for 24 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

*My biscuit dough:

2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking powder
1/4 butter/shortening/oil (use whatever you prefer)
3/4 cup milk

If your garden is gifting you with tons of tomatoes too, I highly recommend this pie! I look forward to making it every summer.


  1. My husband hates tomatoes! I'd love this pie though, I love tomatoes!!

    I bet that Okra straight from the garden was great too!

  2. That sounds really really good! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  3. Well, bless your heart, Jenny. Southern roots, really? I had no idea. I am not southern, but am loving the whole southern thing. I was so deprived living in CA and HI all those years, and never knew how great a country song could be, not to mention the cooking and the hospitality, and sweet tea! Where are you from?