4 large tomatoes
2 stalks celery, very finely chopped
1/4 bell pepper, very finely chopped
4 tablespoons granulated sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups water
1 ounce Louisiana hot sauce
Peel the tomatoes by soaking them in boiling water for one minute.
Gently pull away the skin. Place tomatoes in a large pot and add the remaining ingredients. Cover and boil gently for 15 minutes, until tomatoes are tender. Serve with garlic croutons.