Fried Bread Needed

Watching the movie Julia and Julie. Julie was frying bread in a skillet then topped it with diced tomatos. What is the recipe? Where can I find a written copy?

Reminds me of Bruschetta and grilled cheese sandwiches. I’m definitely going to have to try the fried method.


2 medium tomatoes – chopped
6 fresh basil leaves – ripped up (6 to 7)
2 cloves garlic – (1 halved, 1 chopped)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
salt to taste
8 slices Italian bread – sliced about 1/2 inch thick

Preheat your broiler, grill or toaster oven. In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, chopped garlic, basil, olive oil, vinegar and salt. Toss gently to evenly coat the mixture with oil.

Place the slices of bread on a baking sheet or rack and allow to broil or grill, flipping them over once, until each side is lightly toasted. (This should take about 2 minutes!)

Remove the toast from heat and rub one side of each piece with the halved garlic.

Top each slice of bread with the tomato mixture. Serve alone or with a wonderful slice of salty Italian cheese, like parmeggiano reggiano or ricotta salata.