I recently found a delightful hundred-year-old recipe for Deviled Tomatoes. Tomato slices sautéed in butter are topped with a lively deviled egg mixture.
Here is the original recipe:
Here’s the recipe updated for modern cooks:
4 medium tomatoes, sliced
1/3 cup flour
3 tablespoons butter + 1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
2 teaspoons dried mustard
dash cayenne pepper
yolk of 1 hard-boiled egg, mashed
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 tablespoons green pepper, finely chopped
2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
Coat the tomato slices with flour. Then, melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large skillet, and sauté the flour-coated tomato slices for two minutes on each slide or until lightly browned. Drain on paper towels.
In the meantime, in a small bowl cream together 1 tablespoon butter, powdered sugar, dried mustard, salt, cayenne pepper, and mashed hard-boiled egg yolk. Add vinegar and stir to combine. Stir in green pepper, onion, and parsley. Heat until warm (on stove or in microwave).
To serve, put a heaping teaspoonful of the egg mixture on top of each tomato slice.
22 thoughts on “Old-fashioned Deviled Tomatoes”
That would make a great appetizer.
Yes, this would make a nice appetizer.
I’m on the fence about adding powdered sugar to this savory recipe. Sounds strange to me but maybe it enhances the tomato flavor? Nonetheless I like the idea of this recipe. Most different.
I’m guessing that the old recipe calls for a little powdered sugar to balance the vinegar and make the egg topping a little less sour. That said, the recipe only called for 1 teaspoon of sugar, and I think that it could easily be omitted with little change to the taste.
YUM! These sound delicious!
this looks and sounds tasty, thank you so much for sharing.
They are very good. I think that you’d like them.
i need to add that to my recipes! have a blessed day.
I never heard of deviled tomatoes but it sounds good! You always find the best treasures.
Similarly to you, I’d never heard of Deviled Tomatoes before I came across the old recipe. It’s wonderful to hear that you like the recipes I post. I have a lot of fun finding and making them.
I know this has got to be wonderful! This I must try!!
I think that you’ll enjoy them.
That does sound good!
I love tomatoes, and eggs, so this recipe really appeals.
If you like both tomatoes and eggs, I think that you’d enjoy this recipe.
I love tomato with eggs or is it eggs with tomatoes? lol Either way, this recipe sounds like a winner. 😀
Hmm. . . not sure which is first, but it’s a nice recipe. 🙂
Pretty perfect with tomato season upon us!
I love all the fresh locally-grown vegetables and fruits that are readily available in August.