Broiled Tomato with Cheese

This is fast food at its finest. From concept to fork it took under five minutes, and there was no drive through or underpaid employee involved--I guess you could call it feel-good fast food.


Preheat the broiler and slice a tomato in half (all in one smooth move). Place each tomato half on a small baking dish. If you aren't lucky enough to have the perfect shirred egg dishes, perhaps you'll find something sufficient in your cabinet. Chop a wee bit of garlic or garlic scape and the stalk of a scallion or tropea onion and sprinkle them over the top. Shake on some Krazy Janes salt and pepper (the pepper is really good. I've been eating the salt for over 30 years and only just tried the pepper a couple months ago). Add a little heat and other spices if desired and top with a few thick slices of cheese.

Broil until golden and bubbly. Lunch is ready!

Tip: CSA Eating

There is a learning curve to eating locally and seasonally, so give yourself and your family the time to figure it out. It's worth learning because it can save you time and money, make you a more creative cook, and teach you to appreciate your food more as you savor the delicious quality of produce at its peak of...Read more


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- Josh Allen

Josh Allen, Companion Bread, St. Louis MO
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