There comes a time in summer when all the fresh sliced tomatoes, tomato salads, tomatoes eaten like apples gets old. But, tomato season runs all too fast to turn up the fresh, wonderful, farmer’s market tomatoes. Time to add something else to the mix…like baked tomatoes. This recipe works perfectly with the overripe tomatoes as well as the not quite ripe tomatoes.
4 large tomatoes
Salt and pepper
1 Tablespoon minced onion
2 tablespoons each fresh chopped basil and dill
1 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 cup bread crumbs
4 teaspoons butter
Remove stem ends from tomatoes without cutting flesh. Cut tomatoes in half horizontally. Set cut-side-up in a shallow baking dish or casserole. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, onion, herbs, toasted bread crumbs. Dot with butter. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes. Makes 4 servings.