Enjoy these roast tomatoes with barbecued meat or stir through pasta. Photo / Babiche Martens

Old-Fashioned Tomato & Onion 'Pie'

An oldie but a goodie, this recipe makes delicious use of summer tomatoes

This recipe uses up the excess of summer tomatoes, and is an oldie but a goodie. It's my grandmother's recipe, which was always served with slow-cooked mutton. Roasting your tomatoes enhances the flavour and brings out the sweetness. It's also a great mixture to stir through some cooked pasta for a quick dinner.

Serves 4-6

1 large onion, roughly chopped
6 large tomatoes, cut into wedges
150g cherry tomatoes
½ cup breadcrumbs
1 cup grated parmesan
50g butter, cubed
Salt and freshly ground pepper

1. Preheat an oven to 180C. Grease an ovenproof baking dish with butter.

2. Into the dish place the chopped onion and tomatoes. Sprinkle over the breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. Dot over the butter, then season generously with salt and pepper. Place into the oven and bake for 40 minutes until the mixture is soft and squishy, and the top is lightly golden.

3. Serve hot with your choice of barbecued meat.

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