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    Merry Tomatoes

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    6 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    6 hrs

    ms_bold's Note:

    I got this recipe from a Charleston Junior League cookbook. This is always a hit on the buffet at my Christmas party. Think of this appetizer as a very fresh bloody mary. (Cook time is time allowed for marination.)

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    1. 1
      Pierce the tomatoes a few times on the top (stem side).
    2. 2
      Place the tomatoes in a serving dish or bowl.
    3. 3
      Pour the vodka over the tomatoes.
    4. 4
      (Each tomato should be partially submerged in the vodka. Depending on the serving bowl, you may need to use more than 1 cup.) Allow to marinate for at least 6 hours.
    5. 5
      In a small bowl combine the celery salt and lemon pepper seasoning, mixing well.
    6. 6
      Place the bowl of seasoning next to the bowl of tomatoes along with a small container of toothpicks.
    7. 7
      Guests are to spear a tomato with a toothpick and then dip it in the seasoning mixture.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 22, 2008


      These are one of my standards. They are a hit wherever they go; and are a nice light appetizer in the summer months. I use grape tomatoes and more vodka. The biggest problem I have is keeping the kids away!

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    • on April 02, 2008


      I had high hopes for these, based on the reviews, so I made them for a Christmas Eve brunch. Maybe I didn't pierce the tomatoes deeply enough, but I felt as though they hadn't soaked up any of the vodka, even though I had marinated them overnight. They didn't taste bad, but they didn't get rave reviews either - mostly people said that it was an "interesting idea". I might try these again, but I'll be bringing a second dish just in case.

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    • on September 10, 2006


      These are GREAT. My DH made these one day to have something for a snack. I will be making these to serve at parties. Thank you, for this easy yummy recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Merry Tomatoes

    Serving Size: 1 (36 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 30.2
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 1.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 0.6 g
    Protein 0.2 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    celery salt

    lemon pepper seasoning

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