How to Make Parmesan Tomatoes
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Using a blender or food processor, process the bread into neat breadcrumbs.
- Combine the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil, parsley, basil, oregano powder, salt and pepper. Toss them until thoroughly mixed.
- Now cut the tomatoes in halves. Place the sliced tomatoes in a baking dish.
- Season with salt and pepper. Top them with breadcrumb mixture. Layer them with some more Parmesan cheese.
- Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until breadcrumbs are slightly browned. But make sure not to over bake them, otherwise the tomatoes will become too mushy.
- Serve the yummy Parmesan tomatoes and enjoy!
- Parmesan is named after the region of Parma in Italy where some of the types of cheeses are produced.
- Cheese is aged for different time periods to extract its taste. Parmesan cheese is aged for 1, 2 or 3 years.
- Once parmesan cheese is prepared, it is thoroughly inspected by the Safeguarding Consortium.
- Tomatoes originally came from Peru.
- They were first brought to Europe in the mid 1500s.
- The Italian word for tomato is “pomodoro” which means “golden apple”.
- There are over 10,000 varieties of tomatoes that come in different colors like purple, white, yellow, black and pink.
Every year the biggest tomato fight – La Tomatina happens in the Spanish town of Bunol which involves 150,000 tomatoes.