Country-Style Tomatoes With Cream Cheese
Despite the number of ingredients it is very easy to make, and, dressed up a bit with sprigs of parsley or chopped green onions makes a nice company dish.
I wanted to include a photo, but I haven't made this in a while, so I substituted one from Bing. When prepared they don't look exactly like the photo, but close!
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- 4 large
- tomatoes, ripe yet still firm
- salt and pepper to taste
- 8 oz
- cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 c
- minced fresh parsley
- 1 and 1/2 tsp
- minced fresh basil or 1/2 tsp. dried basil
- 1 - 2 clove
- garlic, minced
- 1/2 c
- 1 c
- bread crumbs (i use panko)
- 2 Tbsp
- 3 Tbsp
- 3 Tbsp
- olive oil, extra virgin, or regular oil
*I often (carefully!) pat the flour and bread crumbs onto the sides also, then 'spoon' the hot oil onto the sides to brown.
*These are filling! So one each is probably enough for a side dish, or two each for a main dish - which the hubster and I usually do!