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A recipe for Baked Tomatoes. A recipe for Tomatoes baked with parmesan, bread crumbs, and spices. A recipe for baked tomatoes with parmesan and herbs. Have you guys ever seen the movie Fried Green Tomatoes? I used to watch that movie over and over again when I discovered it as a teen. In fact, I’m pretty sure it kind of helped shaped my personality. Idgie Threadgood, one of the main characters doesn’t take crap from anybody. She is one of those characters you love because she is so stubborn, and does what she wants. Maybe she is kind of mean but its ok, because you love her anyway. I wanted to be that kind of person. Not a push over, tough, yet caring. I would hope that my friends today would describe me as such. Anyway, if you have not seen this movie you really should. Every time I think of a tomato I think of the movie. So here we give you Baked Tomatoes. No, they are not green, and not fried, but they are really pretty and make an awesome side dish.
♥ Teri

Herb and Panko Crusted Baked Tomatoes
Makes 8

Ingredients:
8 vine ripe tomatoes, sliced in half crosswise
1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 1/2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, minced
2 teaspoons oregano, minced
1 teaspoon rosemary, minced
1 teaspoon thyme, minced
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Gently scoop seeds from tomato halves. Set aside.
3. Place breadcrumbs, Parmesan, parsley, oregano, rosemary, and thyme in a small mixing bowl and toss together. Add melted butter and stir together until mixture is completely coated in butter. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Fill and top each tomato with about 3 1/2 tablespoons breadcrumb mixture.
5. Place each stuffed tomato onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until tomatoes soften and top have turned golden brown.
6. Allow tomatoes to cool for 5 minutes and serve.

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  1. xq Not Specified Not Specified

    yum, looks delicious! i love panko crumbs in everything.

  2. Blog is the New Black Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks so tasty!

  3. Emily Not Specified Not Specified

    I love the movie Fried Green Tomatoes! Not too many people have heard of it so I appreciate the reference. The recipe looks great, I will be trying it this weekend!

  4. Tara Not Specified Not Specified

    Can’t wait to try this, I love tomatoes. If you like the movie you should read the book, it’s so much better!

  5. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    I loooove these! Yum!

  6. deepti Not Specified Not Specified

    I grew up in Malaysia and watched Fried Green Tomatoes maybe like a hundred times. Then I moved to Mumbai and it seems that every time I mention the film (this happens when people question me about my affection for green tomatoes) no one’s heard about it! It’s so nice to know that not only has someone else wathed it, but its stayed with them too.

  7. joey Not Specified Not Specified

    These certainly would make a delicious side dish! Oh haven’t thought about Fried Green Tomatoes in a while but now I want to watch it again…it *is* a great movie!

  8. Celynne Not Specified Not Specified

    I loved that movie growing up! I just love it more any time I watch it. Have you ever read the novel on which it was based? It’s great too. I’ve always wanted to eat fried green tomatoes but never got around to it. I guess I’ll just have to try making these in the meantime :D You know, I bet these would be really good with quinoa instead of bread crumbs? Maybe maybe. I think you’re prompted me to do some experimenting :D

  9. Amy Powell Not Specified Not Specified

    There is not enough Panko is my life. this looks amazing!

    and now I need to go watch fried green tomatoes. it’s been too long.

  10. Kianne Not Specified Not Specified

    Yum!

  11. Amy Not Specified Not Specified

    I love it when you roast tomatoes and they get all shriveled and delicious! Maybe I’ll roast some for dinner tonight :)

    xoxo,

    mon amy

  12. Susan Not Specified Not Specified

    These look so very yummy! I can’t wait to try these!

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  14. Dan Not Specified Not Specified

    Step 2 says to scoop out the seeds and set them aside. However, you don’t seem to make use of them afterwards. What are they set aside for?

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      I should’ve written discard!…bc that’s what I did with them…well, half of them at least!…I ate the other half of the seeds and goo as a cooking snack :)

      • Dan Not Specified Not Specified

        I made them last night, and that’s exactly what I did. And they were as delicious as I had expected. What a great recipe!

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  18. B. Marie Not Specified Not Specified

    Do you think it would be okay to use regular breadcrumbs if I don’t have Panko breadcrumbs?

  19. Candice Not Specified Not Specified

    This might be dumb question… but could I freeze these and cook when ready to serve?

    We have tomato plants–but I don’t eat them, and it seems like my husband is always away for work when we have a tomatoes ready to eat. He is so disappointed b/c he hasn’t gotten to enjoy the tomatoes he has grown.

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  22. Nikki Not Specified Not Specified

    Just a clarification – are these measures for 8 tomatoes (and 16 halves) or 4 tomatoes (and 8 halves, like in the picture). Thanks!

  23. Vicki Not Specified Not Specified

    Do the herbs need to be fresh? Can dried herbs be substituted?

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Totally…I would just add a bit more of each herb (like 1.5x) for the full flavor effect!

  24. peggy Not Specified Not Specified

    I think I will try an experiment using smaller tomatoes for an appetizer…any suggestions r changes

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  26. Sarah Not Specified Not Specified

    Just wondering, when you say to dig out the seeds, you do mean just the seeds and goo–not hollow out the entire thing, right? Love to have a new use for Panko, and plan to try it this weekend for entertaining.

    Thanks!

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