But every once in a while - like maybe 2 times a year - I get a little inspiration and give it a whirl. This week, I wanted a tomato. I love tomatoes. Not the ones we get out here in non-sunny Seattle but even those - when I am tomato staved - are better than nothing. For various reasons I did not get to a regular grocery store but stopped at Grocery Outlet which rarely has one-offs of any produce. A box of 12 Roma tomatoes was $.99. What the hell.
I've now had several and they are vaguely reminiscent of tomatoes. Today, I was cleaning up the kitchen and spotted them and thought... hmmm what if I baked a couple?
So I carved the center out of a couple of them:
And then added in a half pinch of kosher salt and a turn of ground pepper. Then I mixed up some grated cheddar with a little mayo.
Then I stuffed the tomatoes (and tucked in a few capers - would have mixed them in with the cheese but didn't remember in time) and topped with a few fine bread crumbs.
I have never heard of this before so the result will be a true mystery. I'll report after dinner.