Behold, the broiled tomato

For most of us, tomatoes usually go into a salad, a sandwich, or a sauce.  But here's a great way to eat them as the main attraction.  They are super easy and quite irresistible. 

Broiled Tomatoes

The topping:
Crush Saltine-type crackers as finely or coarsely as you like.  (I used stoned wheat crackers above.)
Melt a few tablespoons of salted butter and drizzle over the crumbs.  Mix with a fork until all the crumbs are moist.  You may need to add more butter depending on how many crumbs you have.
Add a pinch of salt and pepper.  Grated Parmiganio is a nice addition too, if you have it.

Slice medium or large tomatoes in half and place cut-side up on a baking sheet.
Mound the tops with crumbs.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 8 minutes, until the tomatoes just beginning to soften.
Turn on the broiler to brown and watch carefully!
Serve warm or at room temperature.


beeker said…
For the record, I ate all of the tomatoes in the above picture. In about 15 minutes.

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