Crumby Tomatoes – tomato slices drizzled with olive oil, and topped with a mixture of garlic, seasoned bread crumbs, shaved Parmesan cheese, fresh basil leaves, and some more olive oil.
I’m going to be brutally honest here…
I had absolutely NO desire to bake today. None. I’m wondering how I ever did this before.
Wait. I know. I wasn’t working part-time and had more time to do it.
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I don’t think being sick on top of this is helping either. I am getting over it, but all I want to do is S-L-E-E-P for DAYS!!!! And of course, this would be one of the busiest weeks at work. Go figure.
Ok, so when you want a quick, easy, and tasty bite to serve the family while you’re trying to figure out what to make for dinner what time you’re actually going to call and order pizza, these tomato slices will be a great treat!
I really couldn’t figure out what to call them, so my daughter came up with the name. I’m not set on it, but it’s what I’m going with.
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- 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced in 1/4-inch slices
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
- 3 tablespoons shaved Parmesan Cheese
- 6 medium to large fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more if desired
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a rimmed baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
- Place tomato slices on the prepared baking sheet and drizzle each with olive oil.
- In a small bowl, combine the minced garlic, seasoned bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, fresh basil, and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Mix thoroughly, and divide evenly among tomato slices.
- Place into oven and bake for 5 minutes until lightly golden.
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I rate everything I bake on a scale of 1 -4 with 4 being the best and these Crumby Tomatoes (eh, I’m not really feeling the name, but I’m so exhausted that I can’t come up with another one) earned 3 rolling pins. I really liked them. They were tasty and the fresh flavor of the tomato was awesome.
Although Mr. 365 said something was missing. And I think he nailed it when he came up with the ingredient. Lobster.
Yeah, I think that would be a great addition and would send this appetizer over the edge. That is, of course, if you even like lobster. Me, no likey. Ick. Which is probably why it would never occur to me to use it or even bake with it. But there are two, possibly three 365 family members who really enjoy it, one of those being my Mr.
Appetizers are just as important as the meal itself at parties. Here are some that are sure to be a hit!
Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Chicken Enchilada Bites
Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball
I have an idea. I think maybe baked stuffed lobsters may be in order during this 365. Just as a treat for those family members. I’m not so sure I’ll be able to stand it though as the smell of seafood nauseates me (last pregnancy side-effect), but I’ll consider it. Shhh…let’s keep it a secret – don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up in case I don’t actually go through with it. haha
Thanks for being with us on Day 16! I know we haven’t posted a video lately on the 365 Days of Baking YouTube channel because my video helper seems to have lost interest in the editing. She was doing a great job, but I think it may have something to do with the fact that her computer takes its’ own sweet time on many occasions and she becomes extremely frustrated. It may be time for her to buy a new one.
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