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    Tomato Cakes

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    Molly Schneider's Note:

    A dish from the Depression that appeals to weight-watchers and vegetarians and vegans. Makes a great light meal or a different side dish.

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    • 1 can chopped tomatoes or 2 -3 chopped fresh tomatoes, do not drain
    • 2 packages saltine crackers
    • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
    • salt and pepper


    1. 1
      Variation: you may add a teaspoon or more of salsa to spice these up, just don't add so much that they get goopy!
    2. 2
      Empty tomatoes into medium-to-large bowl.
    3. 3
      Add chopped onion, salt and pepper, and crushed saltines.
    4. 4
      Mix well.
    5. 5
      Let set in refrigerator for 15-30 minutes.
    6. 6
      Mix again and form mixture into cakes, then fry on both sides (preferably in lard or solid vegetable shortening) until golden brown on each side.
    7. 7
      Serve as main dish for a light meal or a side dish--great with macaroni and cheese!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 30, 2001


      Yeah, the 'cakes' kept falling apart, so i added more cracker to the mix, which helped the elements gel better. But ultimately it tasted like wet crackers with tomato juice. (Not that great.)

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    • on August 29, 2001


      I only used one and a half packages of crackers. Try topping with sour cream and chives.

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    • on July 02, 2001


      This a very tasty recipe however, when I cut the recipe in half I could not get the cakes to hang together. The result was a bit messy. I'll try it again and do the full recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tomato Cakes

    Serving Size: 1 (1264 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 9.6
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 2.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 2.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 1.2 g
    Protein 0.3 g

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