This surely sounds like a Southern recipe and I’m curious about the origin. Were some saltines and a jar of mayo hanging out on the counter beside a bowl of juicy chopped tomatoes when the Georgia cook wanted a salad and VOILA? Any which way, I tore this recipe out of some newspaper years ago because we’re wild about tomatoes and the crackers with it intrigued me.
Sometimes, I add another egg or an extra onion or two and use Hellman’s Reduced Fat Mayonnaise with Olive Oil instead of regular mayo. I go light on the salt or not at all and heavy on the pepper. All the ingredients make this a mouthwatering salad that’s about as addictive as the WWW.
Here’s a little tomato tidbit:
Latomatina.org, the official website of the famous tomato throwing festival in Bunol, Spain, offers a number of tips. They include: Bring a change of clothing (because you can’t get on the bus out of town soaked in tomatoes), wear goggles (acidic tomato juice really stings) and squash the tomato before you throw it (the goal isn’t to hurt anyone). So now you have the scoop for your next trip to Bunol, Spain!
Back to the salad ~ the saltine’s crunchiness combined with the egg, mayo and luscious, ripe, juicy tomato cries out summer time like nothing else! YUM!!!
Georgia Cracker Salad
1 sleeve saltine crackers, about 40 saltines
1 large ripe tomato, finely chopped
3 green onions, finely chopped
1½ cups mayonnaise
1 hardboiled egg, finely chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
In a medium-size bowl, coarsely crush the crackers with your hands into big cracker pieces.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Season with salt and pepper.
If you’re a tomato lover, you have to give this a try! You will be amazed at how delicious it is!!!
Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog @My Kind of Cooking for great tips, recipes.