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Fried Tomatoes

Pomidori Fritti

Ingredients

Serves 4

1 large clove garlic

1 small shallot

3 or 4 sprigs parsley

1 teaspoon dried oregano

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

4 tablespoons Filippo Berio extra virgin olive oil

King Arthur Unbleached, All-Purpose flour for dredging

1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

Grinding black pepper

4 beefsteak or plum tomatoes, cut in half, width-wise

Directions

Mince the garlic, shallot, parsley very fine; transfer to a bowl and stir in the oregano, balsamic vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Set aside.

Mix the flour, salt and pepper together. Dip the cut side of the tomato in the flour mix and set aside.

Heat the remaining olive oil in a sauté pan and when hot, fry the tomatoes cut side down. When they begin to soften, add the garlic mix to the pan, and continue cooking until the garlic mixture softens.

Transfer the tomatoes to a serving dish and spread the tops of each one with a little of the garlic mix.

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