Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins
This is a very tasty pie and may be used as the main course or a side dish.
- 3 cups green tomatoes, sliced
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1⁄2 cup cottage cheese
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano, dried
- Brush bottom and sides of 9-inch pie pan with oil.
- Arrange tomato slices in pie pan.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cottage cheese and oregano.
- Slowly pour mixture over tomatoes.
- Bake at 375ºF for about 40 minutes.
This recipe is a good starting point, but it was bland. On the plus side, it made up into a firm, pretty dish that looked well on the table and held well as time for seconds came around. I particularly liked the way the tomato slices were cooked through but still firm and not mushy when the egg mix was set. On the other hand, it needed a considerable amount of salt at the table -- which I only rarely use -- and would have benefited from more assertive flavors. Garlic, Italian seasoning, black pepper, and either Parmesan or sharp cheddar in addition to the cottage cheese would be my choice for another go round.
We thought this was bland and that the cottage cheese just didn't go well with the green tomatoes. My green tomato-loving husband's response to whether he wanted seconds was, "I'm saving the rest for the garbage can." The five star reviews baffle me.
Great use of green tomatoes! Even my very picky Hubby ate this, left overs were not as good so next time I will make sure my other picky eater finishes the last piece.