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.
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.