Broiled Tomato Slices

Ingredients

U.S. Metric Ingredients
lb 1.1 kg Tomatoes
2 fl oz 60 g Melted butter or olive oil
to taste to taste Salt
to taste to taste White pepper
    Topping (optional):
1 cup 100 g Dry bread crumbs
4 fl oz 100 g Melted butter or olive oil
1 oz 30 g Onion, minced very fine

Method

Procedure

  1. Wash the tomatoes, cut out the core ends, and slice crosswise into ½-in. (1-cm) slices.
  2. Place the slices in a single layer on an oiled baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle melted butter or oil over the tomatoes and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Place in a broiler, 4 in. (10 cm) from the heat, and broil just until bubbling and hot but still firm enough to hold shape.
  5. Serve 2 slices per portion, depending on size.
  6. To use optional ingredients, cook tomatoes halfway. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over tomatoes. Brown under broiler.

Per serving: Calories, 60; Protein, 1 g; Fat, 5 g (65% cal.); Cholesterol, 10 mg; Carbohydrates, 5 g; Fiber, 1 g; Sodium, 55 mg.

Variations

Herbed Broiled Tomatoes

Top tomatoes with ¼ cup (60 mL) chopped parsley and ½ tsp (2 mL) dried basil or oregano before broiling, or mix herbs with crumb topping.

Parmesan Broiled Tomatoes

Add ½ cup (125 mL) grated Parmesan cheese to crumb topping.

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