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Garlic Au Gratin Tomatoes

Courses: Starters and appetizers
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

8   Tomatoes (medium)
1 1/2 cups 219g / 7.7ozSoft bread crumbs
2   Garlic - minced, up to 4
1/2 cup 73g / 2.6ozGrated parmesan cheese
1/3 cup 48g / 1.7ozChopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlPepper
1/3 cup 78mlOlive or vegetable oil

Recipe Instructions

Cut a thin slice from the top of each tomato. Scoop out the pulp, leaving a half inch thick shell.

Invert tomatoes onto paper towels to drain.

Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine crumbs, garlic, cheese, parsley, salt and pepper.

Stuff tomatoes; place in greased shallow baking dish.

Drizzle with oil.

Bake, uncovered, at 400F for 15-20 minutes or until stuffing is lightly browned.

Yield: 4-6 servings.

To make into appetizers: Stuff 48 cherry tomatoes with crumb mixture; bake for 8-10 minutes.

Taste of Home Magazine, Aug/Sept '96, p. 41


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