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    Tomatoes Maximilien

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    1 hrs 15 mins

    30 mins

    45 mins

    Nono2's Note:

    This recipe is from a French recipe book and is quite healthy (apart from the cream sauce and the cheese, but you can use a low fat version). The original recipe uses "oseille" herb for the sauce but it is not easy to find, so I use the lemon juice as a replacement. These tomatoes are to die for and will also delight vegetarians (just omit the eggs).

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    For the sauce

    • 1 lemon, juice of
    • 4 ounces cream


    1. 1
      Cut out the top of each tomato and remove seeds and most of the pulp so that you can stuff the tomatoes later.
    2. 2
      Set the tops and the pulp aside.
    3. 3
      Sprinkle inside the tomatoes with salt and turn them upside-down on a plate to let the juice out.
    4. 4
      Grate the carrots and cut the leeks into slices.
    5. 5
      Wash the leeks in a colander and drain well.
    6. 6
      Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add the carrots and the leeks, stirring well.
    7. 7
      Reduce the heat to medium and cover.
    8. 8
      Leave it to cook for 15 minute Stir often the mixture to avoid it to burn at the bottom.
    9. 9
      Season to taste.
    10. 10
      Preheat oven to 180°C (275°F).
    11. 11
      Chop finely the garlic and the parsley.
    12. 12
      Divide the garlic/parsley into each tomato.
    13. 13
      Add ground pepper.
    14. 14
      Stuff each tomato with the carrots/leeks mixture.
    15. 15
      Put the tomatoes into an oven dish.
    16. 16
      Top each with an egg (it's hard to keep the egg on top the tomato!).
    17. 17
      Put any remaining carrots, leeks, the tomato pulp and tops in the dish.
    18. 18
      Sprinkle the lot with the grated cheese.
    19. 19
      Put in the oven for 30 minutes or until the cheese is golden and the tomatoes are cooked.
    20. 20
      In the last 5 minutes, prepare the sauce: heat the cream in a small saucepan and add the lemon juice.
    21. 21
      Bring briefly to the boil and keep warm, then serve with the tomatoes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 29, 2004


      This was really good. It has such a nice flavor and I like the way it looks. (colors are important to me when it comes to my food) It was so pretty. Thanks for posting this - I'll be making it again!

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    Nutritional Facts for Tomatoes Maximilien

    Serving Size: 1 (358 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 337.7
    Calories from Fat 191
    Total Fat 21.2 g
    Saturated Fat 9.8 g
    Cholesterol 248.2 mg
    Sodium 405.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 23.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.0 g
    Sugars 8.6 g
    Protein 15.2 g

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