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Some uncommon recipes for the ubiquitous tomato

Nearly every backyard garden has a few tomato plants, one of the easiest and most popular fruits to grow. In the United States, at least three-fourths of the tomato crop is processed into juice, canned tomatoes, soups, sauces, ketchups, and tomato paste, which reminds us of how many of our favorite dishes contain tomatoes in some form. Basic Fresh Tomato Sauce 3 tablespoons salad oil 4 medium onions, chopped 3 small garlic cloves 1 peck fresh tomatoes, about 13 pounds, peeled and cut in large chunks