Monday, February 16, 2009


I fondly call this Wayne's Hillbilly Food!

His mama was from West Virginia and this was a popular food over there.
He ate it a lot as a child and has been begging me to make it for him,
so, here it is!
Creamed Tomatoes Aka Tomato Gravy
1 quart canned tomatoes (or juice if you don't like chunks)(notice I used my purty home canned ones)
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
salt pepper sugar to taste

Pour tomatoes in a saucepan or skillet. Add butter. Simmer over medium heat about 15 minutes, or until tomatoes are tender. (If using juice, then just bring it up to a simmer, and continue.). After tomatoes are tender, mix your flour and milk in a bowl until smooth, and add to tomatoes, stirring well. Add salt, pepper, and sugar to taste. If it's too thick, add a little more milk. If it's too thin, either simmer on low until it's the desired thickness, or mix up a bit more flour and milk and add to your tomatoes. That's it! Serve over homemade biscuits, cornbread, potatoes, or whatever you like!
I served it with Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans.


  1. Oh My! We ate creamed maters growing up. Usually with day old biscuits broken and stirred into it before being served. yummo.

    Thanks Liz, now I want creamed maters! Looks like I will need to beg a friend for some home canned maters or wait till harvest, fall of 2009. I can't imagine creamed maters made with store bought canned maters...CAN YOU? yuk.

  2. I might be inclined to fork over a quart ot two!

  3. I will not forget you said so! LOL.

  4. Mmmm! This sounds delish! How do you think it would work with canned tomatos, have no jarred! :(

  5. I think it would work fine Renee, I have used them in the past.
    Hope you enjoy!