Quick Tomato Provencale

From French Bistro Food on August 20, 2019

Serves: 8


¼ cup fruity olive oil

8 medium firm ripe tomatoes, cored and halved

½ cup bread crumbs

2 tbsp fresh minced herbs

3 tbsp freshly grated Gruyere or other buttery, semi-hard cheese

Kosher salt and ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 400°.

Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Add tomatoes, cut side down and cook until they become caramelized. Remove to a baking dish, cut side up and drizzle cooking juices over the tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper.

Combine the bread crumbs, minced herbs and cheese in a small bowl. Moisten with the remaining oil and sprinkle over the tops of the tomatoes.

Bake tomatoes until the tops are browned about 20 minutes. Serve hot, warm or room temperature.