Fried Tomatoes With Garlic

"This tomato appetizer is great scooped onto Arabic bread. (The recipe originates from Jordan & Palestine.)"
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  • Thoroughly mix the garlic with the pepper, salt, and hot pepper; then stir in the parsley and set aside.
  • Heat half the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the slices from 1 tomato to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Turn over and sprinkle the slices with the garlic mixture.
  • Continue to cook for another minute, shaking the pan occasionally; then turn the slices over again and cook until they are done, but not mushy.
  • Slide the tomato slices onto a plate then repeat with the rest of the oil & tomato slices. Serve immediately after cooking.
  • Note: Do not try to cook more than two servings at a time or the tomatoes will end up overcooked.

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  1. littlemafia
    This was perfect for a light dinner! Served it with pita, but it would have been great with Iranian barbari(like Turkish bread).I'll make this again.
  2. mightyro_cooking4u
    I enjoyed this tomato dish very much. The garlic mixturewas very good on the tomato slices. I only used 1 tomato since I was doing it for 1, but used the whole amount of seasoning. I will make this again. Made for I Recommend and Slides into Sides.
  3. Karen Elizabeth
    We enjoyed these, although an unexpected visitor meant that I was distracted from cooking and they were overcooked, a bit soft. Exactly what I didn't want to do! They still tasted great though, and this is an easy and very nice way to do tomatoes, so I shall make them again, and aim for a firmer result next time! (And a better photo!) I can imagine they'd be good on bread, but I used them as a side dish. Thanks, Nasseh, made for PAC Fall 09
  4. Shuzbud
    Thank you for a lovely change from a plain tomato salad! The garlic flavour is very effective here, although for the second round of tomato slices, I added the garlic mix to the oil rather than on top of the slices- just to spread the flavour more evenly. Thanks for a lovely recipe! Made for Please Review My Recipe.


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