It’s that time of year in GA when we get some good tomatoes! We had good ones in Missouri and year round in SoCal. Here if I find one I carry it home over my head and dance around a fire telling of my kill. Here’s one of my favorite tomato dishes.
A good (good means NOT the grocery store Jethro) medium to large ripe tomato
Big onion. Any kind.. Red or Vidalia are best
Dry bread crumbs
Roasted red peppers
Mushrooms (canned are ok)
Soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lime or rice vinegar
First cut your large onion in half and peel away the outside layer. Just the outside layer
Lightly coat the onion with olive oil or oil of your choice.
Mix together bread crumbs, red pepper, minced chives, garlic and mushrooms. This will be rather dry. That’s good
Cut the lid off you tomato and pull out seeds and pulp.
Stuff…. Easy now dont break your tomato… The dry mixture inside up to just below top of tomato
Give it a shot of Worcestershire sauce, lime or vinegar
Put in a 300 degree oven for… I dunno half hour? Until the onion shows a little brown around the edges.
While thats baking mix cheese and mayo into a gross looking paste
Once the onion is browned take out your out you tomatoes and crank that oven to 375
Put gross looking mayo paste on the top and back in the oven it goes. Watch it close! This only takes 3-5 minutes. You want the mayo to melt and the cheese to brown a bit. It’s very easy to burn at this point.
Take it out let it chill out for 5-10 minutes… Mmmmm good eatin.
Serves one… Unless its me… Then it has a friend
No measurements? Too bad. Live a little.
If served as a side for guests I drop the mayo cheese crust and serve cut in half. You look like a genius when you do this
You can alternate sauces between tomato chambers
Roast your own peppers on an open flame. Whole pepper on a grill turning until all the skin is black. Cool down in a fridge and rub the skin off.