Sunday, May 19, 2013

378. Cheese Tomato and Zaatar Toasts

I was blessed with a wonderful, wonderful childhood with my wonderful, wonderful parents, may God rest their souls in peace and mercy. Sometimes, or actually many times, a certain food conjures memories I would otherwise have completely forgotten.
This simple open-faced toastie flooded me like a tidal wave with memories of family breakfasts on week-end mornings. It is nothing more than a slice of toast, a slice of cheese, thin slices of tomato, and a sprinkling of zaatar, placed under the broiler until golden and bubbly. Toast, cheese, tomato, zaatar. But for me, it was our laughter and banter around the breakfast table and safe, comforting, irreplaceable presence of my parents.

 صحة و عافية


Fauzat Hamid said...

Assalam alaikum.thank you so much for all your recipes..May Allah bless you and family.....Any way,quick question,how do you make the toast?

Maryam Mohammed said...

Wa alaikum al salam wa rahmat Allah wa barakatu my sister Fauzat.
And may God bless you and yours!
I just took a slice of bread, put a thin square of cheese on it, then a couple slices of thinly sliced tomato, and a sprinkling of zaatar.
I then broiled it under the top grill of the oven.
I will post pictures should you need later today inshallah.
Take care and all the best.

Joann Talabani said...

I love these recipes that seem so simple but bring so many memories with them! May i ask you what cheese you used? I miss the arabic kraft cheese or the puck variety that is so hard to find here in the states!

Maryam Mohammed said...

Thanks Joann. I used the presliced processed cheese variety, but any regular cheddar or provalone would do just as good or maybe even better.