"Take large round tomatoes and halve them; place them, skin down, in a frying pan in which a very small quantity of butter or lard has been previously melted.
"Sprinkle them with salt and pepper, and dredge them well with flour, and let them brown thoroughly. Stir them, and let them brown again, and so on until they are quite done.
"They lose their acidity, and the flavor is superior to stewed tomatoes."
More "Lost" Tomato RecipesQuaker Tomato Gravy (1954)
Steaks in Purgatory (1973)
(Origin - "Civil War Recipes - Receipts from the Pages of Godey's Lady's Book" compiled and edited by Lily May Spaulding and John Spaulding.)