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    Barefoot Contessa's Provencal Tomatoes

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    40 mins

    25 mins

    15 mins

    Juenessa's Note:

    From Barefoot Contessa Family Style Cookbook. Ina says this recipe was inspired by Julia Child. Note: Do not use packaged bread crumbs; you must use fresh bread crumbs!

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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Cut the cores from the tomatoes, removing as little as possible.
    3. 3
      Cut them in half crosswise and, with your fingers, remove the seeds and juice.
    4. 4
      Place the tomato halves in a baking dish.
    5. 5
      In a bowl, combine the bread crumbs, scallions, basil, parsley, garlic, thyme, and 1 teaspoon salt.
    6. 6
      Sprinkle the tomato halves generously with salt and pepper.
    7. 7
      With your hands, fill the cavities and cover the tops of the tomatoes with the bread crumb mixture.
    8. 8
      Bake the tomatoes for 15 minutes, or until they're tender.
    9. 9
      Sprinkle with the cheese, drizzle with olive oil, and bake for 30 seconds more.
    10. 10
      Serve hot or at room temperature.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 07, 2010


      I found these a little dry. I think adding some cheese and maybe some oil to the stuffing mixture before cooking might moisten things up. They were just OK for me...

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    • on May 10, 2010


      Yes, these are delicious and fabulous. I served these at a Mothers Day brunch and were a big hit. I Used whole wheat bread for the crumbs and doubled the mix because the tomatoes I used were huge. Definitely will be making again, I can’t wait to use my garden tomatoes, serve with a hunk of rustic bread and salad for light, delicious summer meal.

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    • on August 14, 2007


      These are Delicious!!!! I placed all the ingredients for the stuffing in my small food processor. I looked at the amount of stuffing that I had & wondered how it was all going to fit in the tomatoes. No problem at all. Nothing was left. These were enjoyed by all & I will be making these often. Thank you Juenessa. This is a keeper!

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    Nutritional Facts for Barefoot Contessa's Provencal Tomatoes

    Serving Size: 1 (113 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 69.7
    Calories from Fat 24
    Total Fat 2.6 g
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    Cholesterol 7.4 mg
    Sodium 85.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 8.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    Sugars 2.9 g
    Protein 3.6 g

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