Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Baked Fried Tomatoes with Parmesan

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These tomatoes turned out to be an excellent side dish. I was initially making them for a sandwich, which I will post later this week, but after I baked them they looked and smelled so delicious so I figured I should top them with some cheese (you always need to add cheese) and try them plain. There are always tomatoes in the house, so these are going to be a great go-to recipe for when we need a side but are out of ideas.

I've never had fried green tomatoes, although they are something on my food bucket list, but this recipe was kind of a play on those. I didn't have any green tomatoes around, but these red tomatoes that I got at the farmer's market worked well. Just make sure you cut them thick or else they might become mushy and gross. I breaded them the same way I'd assume you would bread fried green tomatoes, but I decided to bake them instead and they turned out delicious! Enjoy! 

Printable Recipe

  • 1 large tomato, sliced thick
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.

Cut tomato into thick slices and season with salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, whisk eggs and water. Pour breadcrumbs onto a large dish.

One at a time, dip the tomatoes into the egg mixture and then into the breadcrumbs, allowing the excess to drip off. Place each tomato onto the baking sheet.

Once all tomatoes are coated and on the baking sheet, lightly spray the top of each tomato with cooking spray.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping half way through. After you flip the tomatoes, top each with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Continue cooking until done or until cheese is melted and tomatoes are crispy.

Source: SK Original

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