I'm here ta tell ya bout Maws recipe called Mater Casserole. Ya see we been workin hard in the garden and we already been gettin loads ah maters on the vine so Maws been fixin Mater Casseroles commin & goin for errie single event on da mountain! It's a good dog-gone thang we like maters so much or else we'd be turnin inta a mater!
Note: City folks waste their time callin dis Too-mate-toe Casserole or Tah-mott-toe Casserole but we thinks its a bit of a waste ah breath ta say it da fancy way so we likes ta juss say maters.
Ya know there aint nutten like home grown maters and you can juss ah bout eatum wit errie meal.
2 tbs. butter or city margarine
1/4 cup ah chopped onions from the garden
4 slices of day old bread, cubed
3 large maters, peeled and diced, bout 2 lbs.
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 cup grated carrots
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
Lets seee now- Maw says ta melt dat butter first, den add onions and bread. Fry dat until its light brown. She say ta save out 1/2 cup of mixture for the top, add the mander with all da other ingredients. Pour into a buttered 6 cup baking dish and top with the 1/2 cup bread mixture. Maw says ta Bake 15 ta 20 minutes.
Feeds 4 ah us but them city people get 6 stingy serving out-ah it.
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Heres ah nothern recipe called "Tomato Pie" dat Maws been bakin fer years. Ya know how much Southerners like their maters. We eats um with errie meal fore shore. Iffin you wants da recipe den keep readin below.
or Tomato Pie
4 maters peeled and sliced
1/2 cup ah chopped white onions
10 fresh basil leaves from da herb patch- chopped
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1 (9-inch) prebaked deep dish pie shell or make your own
1 cup grated mozzarella
1 cup grated cheddar
1 cup mayonnaise
Salt and pepper
Note: If you is fancy folk den you might likes ta add a small jar ah dried tomatoes to da recipe. It adds ah sharp smokey punch to it.
First thang Maw does is get them chopped up white onions ta carmalizin in her favorite black iron skillet. While them onions are lightly brownin in butter; Maw has them there maters sliced and drainin in da sink. Maw says dat if youins will sprinckle them mater wit salt first den it will pull dat water outum maters which is what youins wants ta do. Let um drip fer a few minutes.
Layer mater slices, basil and all onion in pie shell. Season with salt and pepper. Combine grated cheeses and manonnaise. Spread mixture on the top of da maters and bake fer 30 minutes at 350 until lightly browned.
Cut into slices and serve warm.
- Cattywampus - (Adjective) - Example: The cake cooked cattywampus and now the icing is sliding off.