Surprise Tomatoes

Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Cookery of England

The Cookery of England

By Elisabeth Ayrton

Published 1975

  • About


  • 4 very large firm tomatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • butter


Wash and then cut a slice off the top of each tomato and scoop out the inside. Be careful not to break the skin anywhere. Sprinkle the inside of the tomato with salt and pepper. Break an egg into each, top each egg with a sprinkling of parsley, some mushrooms or shrimps, and two or three dabs of butter. Replace the top slices of the tomatoes and stand them in a thickly-buttered fireproof dish a