(well, ahem, we weren't going to wash down 18 courses with just water, now were we!)
There are different ways of making PCT, but the two main variations on the topping are either to rub half a tomato on the bread, so you have just a hint of tomate on your pan, or go heavy with lashings of tomato as your topping. Personally I prefer the latter, so here is my favourite way to make PCN.
You need for one girly dinner:
1-2 medium tomatoes, as plump and bright red as you can find
One clove of garlic
Olive oil, best quality you can get your hands on
A couple of slices of nice bread, I just use whatever I have to hand
1. Put your tomatoes in a bowl and cover with hot boiled water for just 2 minutes
2. Remove and then grate the tomatoes over a sieve. While grating the skin will just slide off. Press the pulp gently in the sieve to get out excess juice. Catch the juice below and then save for drinking later (vodka optional!)
- note, I tend to do about 6 tomatoes at the beginning of the week, and then store in the fridge to use for emergency PCT, cooking, as a base for pasta sauces, and to finely grate vegetables into to hide from the children. Works like a charm!
4. Drizzle olive oil over the bread, spoon on your tomato pulp and then drizzle some more olive oil and add a sprinkle of salt and pepper to taste. Done.
Another option is doing the whole process without tomatoes, and adding crushed avocado on the toast if you have an avocado that is quite ripe and needs eating.
I call it my girly supper, as Mr G would look at me like I was totally crazy if that was all I served up for dinner when it's my turn to cook! But maybe as a starter? Hope you like it - what's your easy girly dinner?
linking to Tasty Tuesday, and Recipe of the Week