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                           MOTHER'S TOMATO SAUCE
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Italian                          Sauces
                 Pasta
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2                Onion -- medium, sliced
      1/2   c            Olive oil
    3       lb           Tomatoes -- ripe,coarsely cut
                         -up -OR-
    1       cn           -Tomatoes -- 2lb 3 oz,peeled
                         -plum tomatoes
    1                    Carrot -- small,peeled & cut
                         up
    2                    Parsley, Italian -- sprigs
    1                    Garlic clove
    1       t            Basil,dried -- -OR-
    3                    -Basil leaves -- fresh
    1                    Celery stalk -- with leaves,
                         -coarsely cut up
 
   Salsa di Pomodoro Della Mamma To quote the author, “Children don't usually
   like to see pieces of tomatoes and ingredients floating in their sauce (we
   certainly didn't!), so our Mother used to prepare tomato sauce the
   following way.”
   Place the onion and half of the oil in a saucepan and cook until the onion
   is lightly browned.
    Add tomatoes, carrot, parsley, garlic, salt, basil and celery. Cook,
   covered, over moderate heat, stirring very occasionally, for 1/2 hour or
   until the vegetables are very soft.
    Strain through a food mill, taste for salt and adjust if necessary. (If
   sauce is too thin, place on heat again to thicken. ) Remove from heat, add
   the remaining oil and stir.
    NOTE: For a marinara or a more piquant sauce, just before adding the last
   oil, add 1/4 tsp crushed hot red pepper and 1 clove garlic passed through a
   garlic press or chopped very fine. YIELDS: 3 cups, SERVES 6-8
  
 
 
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