Baked Tomatoes

During grill season, we love to grill vegetables along with the meat; however, when we recently had a large party here there simply wasn’t enough room on the grill for vegetables as well, so I tried another way of preparing the tomatoes; they were great, and I’ll probably prepare my tomatoes this way from now on!  The measurements of this recipe are not exact – it depends on how many tomatoes you’re doing at a time, and what your individual preferences are.  Take this as a guideline:

Baked Tomatoes

Preheat your oven to ~200°C (400°F).

Baked Tomatoes

In a bowl, mix the following ingredients together:

~1 Cup grated cheese (Parmesan if you don’t want it melting too much, or a fattier cheese if you want melted, such as Gruyère)

1/2 C. breading crumbs (here in Switzerland, it’s Paniermehl)

Spices to taste:  I sprinkled in some grill spice, chives and a dash of Parsley.

If you wanted, you could also mix in some finely diced onion.

 

Next, slice your tomatoes into rings; for large tomatoes, I cut them in thirds.  Hold a slice of tomato over the bowl and, with a spoon, sprinkle the mixture onto the tomato; be generous – stack it up a bit!  Lay the slices out separately onto a baking paper-lined baking tray.

At this point if you’re making these ahead, set them aside or put them in the fridge until time to bake.

Bake them ~10-15 minutes – just long enough for the topping to melt / turn golden brown.  Serve hot!  These will go well as a side dish for just about anything; if you’re serving a meal that might be a bit dry on its own, these will add a juicy contrast.  They would also serve well as an appetizer, though they would be a bit too juicy to serve as finger-food.

En Guete!

 

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4 thoughts on “Baked Tomatoes

  1. connie white says:

    Sounds yummy, Am passing it on to friends. unfortunately, our tomatoes are so slow at ripening that we are just eating them fresh as they come.

  2. So simple and delicious.

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