Sunday, November 21, 2010

Baked Tomatoes!

Tomatoes. They go soft too fast, or maybe I just buy too many. It's really that I buy too many! So cooking them is a great way to use up the soft tomatoes. This recipe said it's a great way to use up summer tomatoes, well, it's not bad for crappy supermarket tomatoes in the fall and winter as well!


 The topping is delicious and the tomatoes release juice, the flavor is amazing, even with supermarket tomatoes.



Scalloped Tomatoes
Source: EatingWell, July/August 1998
Adapted by There's Always Thyme to Cook
Printable Recipe

8 ripe medium tomatoes, cored and thickly sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs, (see Tip)
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly oil a shallow 2-quart baking dish or coat it with nonstick spray.

Arrange tomato slices, slightly overlapping, in prepared dish. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and sprinkle with vinegar. Combine breadcrumbs, garlic, thyme, pepper and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle crumb mixture over tomatoes and drizzle with oil.

Bake tomatoes for 30 to 35 minutes, or until tomatoes are tender and the breadcrumbs are crisp and golden. Serve hot.

NOTE: To make fresh breadcrumbs, trim crusts from firm sandwich bread. Tear bread into pieces and whiz in a food processor until coarse crumbs form.  I use leftover burger and hot dog buns, sandwich bread, baguette's for the crumbs. It all goes in a ziploc bag and stores in the freezer. I don't bother to trim the crusts.

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28 comments:

  1. I love baked tomatoes ... one of my favorite memories of my Mother. She prepared them often ... perhaps too often and that's the reason I probably only prepare them once a year. !!!!!! Shame on me!

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  2. Sounds perfect for Fall! Enjoy your Sunday afternoon! ♥

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  3. I don't think I've ever had baked tomatoes. What a great recipe for those times when I have too many tomatoes!

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  4. They look so good! I'll have to temember this recipe the next time I have a lot of tomatoes on hand.

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  5. I have to stop throwing out soft tomatoes and try this! Great idea, Carol!

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  6. Guess I will be trying this instead of using the soft tomatoes for marinara sauce!

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  7. Looks so delicious... oh, the topping, yum!

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  8. Hi Carol, I always buy a lot of supermarket tomatoes and most of the time, they go bad fast.

    What an incredible recipe! The topping looks so yummy!

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  9. mmmm, I'll definitely try this! I love tomatoes. ::Jill

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  10. I love tomatoes and your baked tomatoe recipe sounds delicious.

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  11. Scalloped tomaotes! What a great idea that I've never heard of.

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  12. The Chicken Louisa looks scrumptious, too. You're so generous to share all these recipes.

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  13. Oh we love a good tomato scallop around here. I'm snagging this recipe, too. I've gathered two so far this evening from visiting Mosaic Monday participants.

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  14. I've never had baked tomatoes...these look so good!!!

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  15. I love tomatoes and that does look delicious.

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  16. Hi,yumm, that topping looks very tempting

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  17. I've never had scalloped tomatoes but it does look delicious!!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Cathy

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  18. So many tomatoes...so many ways to prepare them.
    Scalloped tomatoes sounds yummy and I saw a few more dishes that looked interesting.

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  19. That is a great sidedish. Especially when they are in season this casserole would be very aromatic.

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  20. What a fantastic recipe for tomatoes that might otherwise go to waste. These sound wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  21. A great idea.. I've never had baked tomatoes but I bet the taste is wonderful! Have a great week ahead and happy Thanksgiving :)

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  22. That does look yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

    If you're interested, I'm doing a cookbook giveaway at my blog.

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  23. That looks wonderful! Love the garlic and crunchy topping. I've been meaning to make a scalloped tomato dish...this will push me in the right direction!

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  24. I've never heard of preparing tomatoes this way- it sure does sound oh so good! Here's wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving. ~ Sue

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  25. Looks yummy. I'm supposed to eat lots of tomatoes and this would make a nice change from salad or tomato soup. Have been in a tomato rut. Thanks!

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  26. Ooo, that looks delish! I always feel so unimaginative when I come here -- I think I probably serve the same dozen or so recipes year after year... lol

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    xoxo,
    Mary

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