Favorite Recipe: Tomato Pie (No, it's not pizza)
You guys. Have you ever heard of tomato pie? Have you made it before? If your answers are no and no, then you need to check this out. A long time ago (probably 10 years or more) I got an awesome Paula Deen cookbook (and it was autographed, but that is a story for another day) and I landed on this recipe. I started making it for family gatherings and potlucks and it NEVER disappointed. For whatever reason I got out of the habit of making it but recently rekindled that love.
Here's the deal, I don't follow the recipe in the link I'll include later on in this post 100%. First of all, it's not the one from the cookbook and I can't find that particular one. I think she re-engineered it and added mayo. Although I'm sure it's great, it's not the one I was used to making. So, I'll give you the simplified Amy version.
2-4 small to medium sized tomatoes, chopped
1 onion you have on hand (white, yellow, whatever), chopped
1 frozen or refrigerated pie crust
2ish cups of shredded cheese (a.k.a. sprinkle cheese - that's what I call it)
Italian bread crumbs
Salt and pepper
I precook the pie crust according to the directions. Be sure to poke the bottom of the crust with a fork to it doesn't bubble up all weird. While that's baking chop up the onions and tomatoes. Toss them together with the seasonings and dump in the pie crust when baked and cooled a bit. Top with a healthy layer of sprinkle cheese and top THAT with the bread crumbs. I eyeball the breadcrumbs - just enough to give it some texture on top. Wrap the edges of the pie crust with foil so they don't burn and bake again (around 350 degrees) until cheese is melted and it's warmed through. Sometimes the bottom of the pie can be a little soggy, if that's the case cover those edges with foil and pop back in the oven. Or just eat it, it's fine. It's fully cooked so it won't hurt you.
It's so good. Like SOOOO good. And it's not as common (at least around my part of the country) of a side dish like mac and cheese, potato salad, etc like you normally find at gatherings.