Tomatoes Crunchy, Juicy, Sweet...(Bursting Tomato)

Total Time
16mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 mins

A MUST MAKE! This recipe is great to make with tomatoes that are red to green! My Husband told me I have to give these a real good name. He was giving these a names but they would have gone off the page. He won 't eat Parmesan cheese or goat cheese and he had both and just loved it! After I told him what cheese are in it he went back for seconds and thirds. I don 't care what anyone rates this at because Mister Picky gave it his top rating! And that's all I care about! BUT if he likes this much it everyone in the world will! These tomatoes had a salty, cheesy, crisp crust. The tomato was warm and juicy. The goat cheese gave it a nice creamy sharpness. Onions and garlic gave it a subtle sweetness. I did use tomatoes that weren't completely ripe. But go for what you have be it green or red. Hey if any of you have a better name for this recipe give me an e-mail. Bursting Tomatoes came from eating them right after being cooked they just burst in your mouth! This is a copycat recipe of a dish I had when vacationing Southwest.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix egg and water together.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Mix parmesan cheese an flour together set aside.
  4. Mix breadcrumbs and seasoning together set aside.
  5. Dust each sliced tomato with flour dip into egg mixture then into breadcrumbs mixture.
  6. Don`t worry if it doesn`t adhere to the sides.
  7. Place breaded tomatoes into refrigerator for one hour this help the breading adhere to the tomatoes.
  8. In a large fry pan heat oil over medium heat.
  9. Saute onions and garlic till translucent.
  10. Remove from pan leaving as much of the flavored oil as you can.
  11. Add more oil to just cover bottom of pan{if necessary} add breaded tomatoes to hot oil brown on each side.
  12. Just a couple of minutes per side.
  13. Remove to plate lined with paper towels.
  14. Plate on a couple basil leaves on a serving plate top with 3 tomatoes.
  15. Layering with 1/3 crumbled goat cheese and 1/3 sauteed onion and garlic mixture.
  16. Repeat 2 more times and serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

Made with red, ripe tomatoes and they were delicious. Didn't have any goat cheese on hand, so used feta and it was still yummy. Was also out of bread crumbs and used Panko instead - think it was great. Used a bit more of the Panko and Italian seasoning. Would be great served aside a juicy steak and a great mesclun salad. Thanks. BTW I now call these Tomato Towers:)
Update: Served with Bonefish Grill Lemon Butter Sauce, Bonefish Grill Lemon Butter Sauce poured on top - to die for!!!

4 5

I liked the flavor of this, but it seemed like a lot of work and a big mess. I think I'd like it a lot more if someone else fixed it for me. :-)

5 5

I skip the onion but topped each tomato with a thin slice of goat cheese. Then placed under the broiler until cheese warmed.