A southern breakfast is not complete without a side of grits. No matter how you take them, sweet or salty, they are the perfect compliment to any morning or early afternoon brunch. Today Carol and Malcolm share some great breakfast memories, dishes, and recipes. Also, we hear from Tupelo's oldest restaurant, Johnnie's Drive-In.
Carol's Feature Recipe
Casserole Baked Tomatoes
Pretty Darn Close to McCarty’s Merigold Tomatoes
Deep South Dining on Mississippi Public Broadcasting
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Heat the vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium-high, and cook the onion until tender, about 6 minutes. Combine the onion, tomatoes, brown sugar, chives, table salt, seasoned salt, chervil, dill, and pepper in a medium bowl; pour into a lightly greased 2-quart baking dish.
2. Combine the breadcrumbs and the melted butter; sprinkle evenly over the top of the tomato mixture. Bake in the preheated oven until the breadcrumbs are golden, about 35 minutes.
From the 1972 Southern Living Party Cookbook