Sunday, April 22, 2012

Recipe: Baked Tomatoes with Garlic Olive Oil and Cheese

This is one of my favorite snacks to make while I'm studying because its super easy and always hits the spot.

The ingredients are simple and the prep is simple. I could use all the simple I can get while I study for my complex biochemistry exam! Could you tell me how many molecules of ATP can be generated from 2 triglyceride molecules? You must include ATP generated from glycerol going through glycolysis. Any takers?

  • Tomatoes 
  • Garlic Olive Oil (this is the best part in my opinion but any olive oil will do!)
  • Cheese of your choice
  • Basil
I don't include any amounts because you can make as many or as little as you want. Plus, each person may have their own preference on the amount of cheese/oil/basil they use.

My tomatoes.

Start by cutting the ends off like so

Now you can scrape out the middle part or not. I do this when I want them to be a little less "juicy" to avoid the juice spraying when I bite into it. Sometimes I'll just cut out the middle "hard" part and leave the rest. It's really up to you and what you like!
Then I add strips of this
Sprinkle on some basil which I forgot to take a picture of because I was too excited about eating them.
*Imagine basil*
And drizzle this
They should look something like this
Put them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes and BAM! side dish or snack is done!
They should look something like this.

Yes I did learn this in culinary school. Yes I am practically a chef.
 But for real, I love these! And I think you will too.
Unless you don't like flavor. Or deliciousness. (ahem, Eric)
You HAVE to try this! Let me know what you think!

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if my kids would eat these since it involves cheese sticks.:) It definitely looks easy enough to try, and delicious enough that I could eat all of it if they don't like it.


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