Simple Stir-fried Tomatoes

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By Ken Hom

Published 1998

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Fresh tomatoes, juicy and sweet, were a revelation to my mother. She had known about them in China, but rarely encountered them in the traditional cuisine. Still, she made the most of their availability in America. We would have them stir-fried with meats, eggs, even fish. For me, however, the most memorable dish was her simple stir-fried tomatoes. She would quarter fresh, ripe tomatoes and then stir-fry them with garlic, salt, sugar and pepper. Being a good Chinese cook, my mother valued t