Blue Cheese Broiled Tomatoes

"These are very filling, I serve with a salad and crusty bread. Good for a light dinner."
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  • Cut stems off tomatoes and cut each tomato into 2 think slices (in half).
  • Put on broiler rack.
  • Combine sugar, basil, salt and pepper and sprinkle little of mixture on each tomato slice.
  • Add bread crumbs to melted butter and toss lightly with a fork.
  • Add blue cheese and toss again lightly.
  • Spoon on tomato slices and slip under broiler until crumbs are nicely browned, about 1 minute.
  • Serve Immediately.

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  1. Made this without the sugar and used gorganzola instead of blue cheese. It was delicious.
  2. I wanted a quick supper, and not having fresh bread crumbs or wanting to try to make some I made this my way. Spread butter on 2 slices of sourdough bread, top with tomatoes,salt,pepper then cheese. I broiled until cheese melted and bread was crisp. I will be making this often or until I am out of garden tomatoes. Thanks for the recipe.
  3. I enjoyed this inspirational recipe. I did make a few changes, though. I used garlic and herb infused olive oil instead of butter. I also used feta cheese instead of blue. I bet goat cheese would be good, too! Broiling 1 minute left my tomatoes still hard and crumbs barely toasted, so I did 3 minutes under the broiler and then baked them at 375 for 5 minutes to soften the tomatoes. Thank you for a tempting recipe. It was a delicious lunch.
  4. Very easy and very, very tasty. Good as a side dish and would make a good lunch entree. Will make again.
  5. Wow, are these fantastic! I made these as a New Year's Eve appetizer, and we couldn't stop eating them! I added some extra black pepper and cut down on the salt a little, but other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. Besides tasting great, it's very easy to prepare. I will definitely be making this again! Thanks, Leslie!


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