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I couldn't find cherry tomatoes this time of year, so I used sweet grape tomatoes. They are smaller, but still held the filling. As I was making these, DH was grabbing them as fast as I could make them. These are definately a hit! Thanks for sharing.
Kelly, well you did it, these were a hit at the party! I will admit however, they are time consuming to make, it would have been great if I'd had some extra hands around the house to do this with me. Be sure the cherry tomatoes are not smooshy at all as that does make them difficult but all in all these were great and a good "conversation piece" as well :}
Yum! I decided to cut the recipe to 1/3, using 16 cherry tomatoes, and try this recipe out on my family. My boyfriend absolutely loved them, he couldn't keep his hands off the plate after he tried one! They were gone pretty quick, even without a large crowd. Maybe next time I'll make them for a barbeque or party, but I'd be careful about leaving them out long -- nothing worse than guests getting sick off spoiled mayonnaise :( Thanks for the recipe, I never would've thought this up on my own. I'll definitely be using this one again in the future! :)
Just excellent! A little bit of time and trouble to make but worth it! I actually made these a day ahead for a lunch buffet and they turned out perfect. Went really fast - had alot of request for the recipe.
I spent almost 2 hours slicing and scooping the inside of the cherry tomatoes only to find out that it truly is a mess to fill. It's an appetizer that requires diligence. I gave up trying to fill the tomatoes and served the mixture as a dip with veggies. The dip itself is phenomenal. I commend those who have the patience to fill the tomatoes, I just know I can't do it!
I have made these twice now. They are easy to make, I used pepper jack cheese instead of parm. gave it a little kick and creamy texture. Thanks for sharing this super recipe!
KeeWee, you've done it now! I had a few cherry tomatoes and mixed up just a little bit of this the first time. Why? I have had a stroke and lost the use of my left hand and didn't know if I could do it or not and didn't want to get frustrated. They were so good I have made them twice (full recipe +) since then. It seems to take me forever but you are a part of my therapy. THEY ARE WONDERFUL! THANKS!
Update: This recipe continues to be one of my favorites. I make it quite often, and it's always a hit. In warm weather I put the tomatoes on a bed of parsley mixed with crushed ice keep the mayo fresh. To save time I put the filling in a pastry bag and that makes quick work of stuffing the tomatoes. Oct 1, 2002: Oh so good. I made these for an italian dinner party. I needed something to keep them upright, so I used the leftover parsley(see photo). I made 24 and had just a little bit of filling left over which I'll use on hamburgers for lunch tomorrow. After cooking the bacon I put in the freezer then chopped it up in the food processor. I like this recipe because you don't need any bread/chips/etc. Thanks very much for a special appetizer.
I just registered with this site, and was surfing the 5-star recipes. If this is a lot of trouble, how about using a pastry bag and a large round tip to fill the cherry tomatoes? That should speed things up!
I used whole tomatoes and they were easy to scoop & fill. I then cut them inro quarters & they were the hit of our family picnic. Takes a little patience, but works just as well, I think.