Fried Tomatoes with Garlic

This is served in Jordan.


  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 small hot pepper, very finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 large, firm tomatoes, thickly sliced


  1. Thoroughly mix the garlic with the pepper, salt and hot pepper; then stir in the parsley and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  3. Add the tomato slices and cook for about a minute on one side; then turn and sprinkle slices with the garlic, hot pepper, and parsley mixture. Continue to cook for another minute, shaking the pan occasionally; then turn the slices again and cook until they are done, but not mushy.
  4. Slide the tomato slices onto a plate, and serve immediately.
  5. Do not try to cook more than two servings at a time or the tomatoes will end up overcooked.

This type of tomato appetizer is great scooped up onto Arabic bread.

Source: Lior's Kitchen Talk