Isn’t it funny how some people stay in your life for a very small amount of time, yet parts of them will stay with you forever?
Now, I know that’s a rather philosophical way to start a recipe blog post.
But the truth is, every time I make a savoury crumble, I can’t help but think of my ex-boyfriend’s stepmother.
We didn’t get along that well, but it doesn’t really matter all that much.
What does matter is that she introduced me to the wonderful thing that is a tomato crumble.
I’ve made countless versions of this dish over the years, but the feta-enhanced recipe below is my favourite to date.
The intense flavor of roasted tomatoes, combined with the slight sourness of the feta and topped with a deliciously cheesy crumb-topping is simply impossible to resist.
Tomato & Feta Crumble (serves 2)
Ingredients: 300g cherry tomatoes (washed & halved), 100g crumbled feta, 1 tbs oregano (fresh or dry), 40g plain flour, 20g soft butter, small chunck of Parmesan (grated), salt, black pepper
1. Pre-heat the oven at 150°C (gas mark 5). Put the halved tomatoes in an oven-safe dish. Sprinkle with sea salt and cracked black pepper and bake for 20-25 min.
2. Combine the flour, soft butter and grated parmesan in a bowl until you get a sand-like texture. Season with a pinch of salt, some cracked black pepper and oregano.
3. Take the dish out of the oven. Add the crumbled feta to the tomatoes, then sprinkle with a generous pinch of oregano. Top with the crumble and bake for another 25-30 min. Serve immediately.
Have you ever had savoury crumble?