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Eggs With Tomatoes And Cheese - And A Giveaway

Black pepper visions folkart press

A few months ago, the fine people at FolkHeart Press sent me one of their latest books-Black Pepper Visions. The book was written by Karen Pierce Gonzalez and is chock full of folktales and stories about food-with recipes to boot.

The other night, I cooked one of the egg recipes that go with the story of Zafira from the book.

Eggs with tomato and cheese

Eggs with Tomato and Cheese

You need:

  • 4 tomatoes peeled and chopped
  • 4-6 eggs (I used 4)
  • 4-6 slices of feta cheese (I used the type of cheese I had on hand)
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • pinch of sugar
  • salt to taste

Heat oil in pan and add chopped tomatoes, sugar, and salt.

Tomato egg dish

Simmer till tomatoes are cooked down and thickened slightly. (you can see my counter is still covered in tomatoes-best tomato production ever!)

Easy supper recipe

Drop in eggs and cheese-cover and cook till eggs are cooked through.

Eggs with tomato and cheese from Black Pepper Visions

Serve while hot-with a piece of toast-or rice-we've had it both ways and it was good either way. The Deer Hunter liked the recipe so much he allowed it'd be good served on a flint rock.

The book, Black Pepper Visions, is a little gem. Although the folktales and stories are not from Appalachia-they are fascinating. Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win your own copy of Black Pepper Visions. If you're interested in buying the book-go here.


p.s. Giveaway ENDED on Saturday September 1st.

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I Love This Website. All The Stories Of Your Life Are Wonderful !!!

This recipe sounds great and is similar to one I came up with, I love to add some browned sausage to mine to make quick wonderful breakfast omlet over toast. Would love a chance at the book.

i've always added tomatoes to my omelets but never open face. can't wait to try. thanks for sharing yum!

That sounds delicious & kind of like my tomato pie w/out the crust & basil. But I'll be picking up some feta tomorrow!

I do have a few folk tale books in my ever growing collection of book---how fine it would be if I had another to read and also cook from---please put my name in the running.

Yum! My mom used to slice fresh tomatoes and serve them with breakfast. Gotta try this recipe soon. It's a generic Huevos Rancheros!

When I was traveling in the Dominican Republic, I ate a dish similar to that with eggs, cheese and tomatoes. I recall it also having eggplant or ackees added and maybe some Italian-like spices. I can do without all the extras. Eggs, cheese and tomatoes served together is definitely comfort food. This has been the worst year ever for my tomato crop. With lack of rain and high winds battling me, I finally gave up.

This looks very good. When I was in the Marine Corps and in Italy, I had a chance to eat one of the local dishs which consisted of a whole peeled tomato which had been hollowed out and filled with feta cheese, rice and some of the insides of the tomato. A slice of cheese had been put over the hole in the tomato and heated until it started to melt and run down the side. It was great.

The Husband would eat tomatoes everyday . The recipe sounds really good. I would love to read the book. Barbara Gantt

Cheese and eggs are high on my list of things to matter how they are cooked. I also like tomatoes so you can bet we'll be trying this one out soon.

It looks good but not sure I could get Casper to eat tomatoes or the feta cheese. I would love it !!!

That sounds yummy, you could add fresh basil, cilantro, etc. Good protein, not much fat.Count me in for drawing.

Hey Tipper, that sounds really good. I mean, what can go wrong with tomatoes,eggs, and cheese.
When I saw the title of this post I thought quiche, omelet, or a sandwich would be good.
I didn't realize you still have tomatoes...hope you'll bring me some tomorrow.

That recipe looks yummy! I orderd a grilled cheese sandwich the other day, it was provolo cheese, bacon and tomatoes. Gosh was it good!

Tomatoes and eggs have always been good as a meal - and I sure would like that book.

This looks and sounds great! I am going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing with us Tipper.

As soon as I have fresh tomatoes, I'm going to try this recipe. Sounds appetizing, and I like all three ingredients! It also sounds like the amounts could easily be adjusted to the number eating--so I'll try it for one (myself!) first. Then expand as others eat with me! Sounds like the boook is a good give-away! (PS, The Aug. 29 Blind Pig didn't come through, but I googled it!)

Sounds good. I sometimes make an egg,cheese and tomato sandwich,so this should be good over toast.

Does that recipe work if you use maters instead? Tomatoes are too expensive.
I have to get too many seconds and thirds when I eat off flint rocks. Tell the Deer Hunter hubcaps hold more! I use one off the right front wheel of a black '50 Ford.

Oh this looks like breakfast to me.Tomatoes are my favorite fruit anyway.
Maybe I'll win the stories and recipes.

That recipe sounds delicious! Please count me in for the giveaway!

I love most anything with cheese and tomatoes are an added bonus, my tomatoes are just dying away guess not enough water which we haven't had much lately.

Love eggs, love tomatoes, love cheese--gotta make it!...and now I wonder if I could do something similar with zucchini.

Dinner tonight! This looks fantastic!

This sounds so much like something we ate when we were in Mexico...I really think they put eggs and cheese on just about anything...
Thanks for sharing the recipe...
Have you been making a basic sauce to use for chili, spaghetti, soup etc. with all those tomatoes...? I sure miss putting up all those tomatoes...sort of..LOL

That recipe looks great. We are going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing and please give me a shot at the book. Thanks

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