Italian Pan Fried Tomatoes, an easy Italian appetizer or side dish. Serve with a side of crusty Italian bread, a few slices of Parmesan cheese and your side dish may become your main dish!
If someone asked me at the beginning of summer what I would be most looking forward to eating, it would be this amazing, delicious, fabulous dish! Pan Fried Tomatoes.
What are the best tomatoes to use for frying?
- Unfortunately we always have to wait until the end of July for Pan Fried Tomatoes because you need ripe plum (San Marzano) tomatoes.
- To tell the truth I actually use any ripe tomato I can get my hands on, but small ripe San Marzano are the Italian’s favourite.
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The recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law and I can tell you that most of my Italian friends have never eaten it and when they do they feel the same way about it that I do.
Pan Fried Tomatoes are similar in taste to sun-dried or Oven Dried Tomatoes, but quicker to make and I think tastier too.
More Delicious Tomato Side Dishes
Easy Italian Tomato Bruschetta
Tuna Mozzarella Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
Easy Stuffed Fresh Mozzarella Caprese
Just the aroma alone is enough to make you grab a piece of Italian crusty bread and go running for the frying pan before anyone else arrives. Needless to say I have many times.
I am not embarrassed to say I make this dish at least 3-4 times a week! Whenever I have Canadian family or friends visiting it is the first dish to go on the table.
Sometimes it is amazing how such a fast, simple, dish can be one the best. Buon Appetito!
Updated from August 10, 2015.