1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, lightly crushed
4 cups of fresh ripe tomatoes, stemmed--peeled--chopped
4 fresh basil leaves, whole
1. In a large saucepan, gently heat oil, add garlic and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove garlic.
2. Add tomatoes and basil. Over medium heat, bring to boil for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to simmer.
3. Simmer for 15 minutes. With a potato masher, pulverize tomatoes. Repeat three more times.
4. Sauce will be smooth but with some chunks of tomato remaining. Remove basil leaves. Serve at once, or allow to cool and freeze.
Makes 4 cups.
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