Tomatoes With Cheese Sauce over Toast

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe is Southern style fried tomatoes with a mellow cheese sauce over toasted French bread. What could be better comfort food?

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoons pepper.
  2. Cut each tomato into 3 thick slices; dredge tomatoes in flour mixture.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a heavy skillet; add tomatoes, and fry slowly until browned, turning once.
  4. Remove fried tomatoes from the skillet,and keep warm.
  5. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; add 1/4 cup flour and mustard, stirring until smooth.
  6. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  7. Gradually add milk; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly.
  8. Stir in the cheese and next 2 ingredients.
  9. Arrange 2 slices of bread on each serving plate.
  10. Top bread with 2 tablespoons of cheese sauce and 2 slices of fried tomato.
  11. Spoon remaining sauce over sandwiches.
  12. If desired, garnish with paprika and parsley.
  13. Serve immediately.
  14. Yield: 6 servings.
Most Helpful

I found it somewhat bland and not at all worth the effort (including clean-up) involved.

sean.van.der.smythe August 06, 2008

Delicious and easy. I used a dark mustard so the sauce was a bit darker than if I had used a yellow mustard. I served this as Saturday dinner with a bratwurst on the other half of the bun Thanks Sharon love the recipe

Bergy January 20, 2008

Mmmmmm, yummy! I love the little bite of the mustard powder ... be sure to heed the "firm" tomatoes suggestion, too. I can't wait to make this with some of my fresh heirloom tomatoes from the garden this summer! This is almost better than grilled cheese and tomato soup! Thanks so much for a winner, something a little different!

EdsGirlAngie February 27, 2004