Fried Summer Tomatoes

Allayit Bandora

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Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

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Vinegar and basil round off this summertime favorite. Use good, flavorful ripe tomatoes.


  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 hot green chile peppers, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon


In a mortar and pestle, crush the garlic, chile peppers, and salt together. Fry garlic-chile mixture in olive oil for about 30 seconds on medium-high heat until the garlic is fragrant.

Add the tomato slices and fry, uncovered, for 2 minutes without stir ring. Lower the heat and cover the pan. Let simmer for about 10 minutes. Uncover, then drizzle with vinegar. Remove from heat and sprin