Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Savory Tomatoes

4 medium tomatoes
salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon crushed basil
1/2 teaspoon crushed oregano
1/3 cup coarsely crushed cracker crumbs (or crouton crumbs)
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese (reduced fat, if desired)

Remove stem ends from tomatoes.
Cut tomatoes in half horizontally.
Trim ends to make the halves stand flat, if necessary.
Arrange cut side up on microwaveable plate.
Mix crumbs and herbs; mound evenly on tomatoes.
Microwave uncovered on high for 2 minutes, rotating after 1 minute.
Sprinkle cheese on top of tomatoes and either microwave 1 minute until cheese is melted, or transfer tomatoes to an appropriate pan to broil in the oven or toaster oven until the cheese is bubbly and begins to brown.

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