Lidia’s Kitchen – Crispy Baked Tomatoes
| May 8, 2020
Pomodori Croccanti al Forno
These can be served warm or at room temperature, either as a side dish or as part of an anti- pasto buffet. When cold, they are marvelous cut and tossed in green salads, because baking brings out the true summer-tomato taste. Roughly chopped, they make a great topping for a bruschetta.
6 large plum tomatoes
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1½ teaspoons kosher salt 1 cup panko bread crumbs
½ cup grated Grana Padano
½ cup finely chopped scallions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Halve the tomatoes crosswise, and cut out the cores. Squeeze out the seeds. In a large bowl, toss the tomatoes with the olive oil and 1 teaspoon of the salt.
In a medium bowl, toss together the panko, grated cheese, scallions, parsley, red pepper flakes, and remaining ½ teaspoon salt. Press the stuffing into the tomatoes, opening the tomatoes up with your fingers as you go to get some stuffing into the smaller cavities.
Set the tomatoes, cut side up, on a parchment- lined rimmed sheet pan. Drizzle the tops with olive oil. Bake on the top rack of the oven until the toma- toes are tender but still hold their shape and the stuff- ing is browned, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Move the tomatoes to the bottom rack, and bake to dry them out a bit, about 10 to 15 minutes more.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) - President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Monday reversing a ban that prohibited transgender people from serving in the military. Former President Trump implemented the ban in 2019.
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) — U.S. Rep. Scott Perry (R-York, Dauphin and Cumberland) said he introduced former President Donald Trump to Department of Justice lawyer Jeffrey Clark — who, the New York Times reported, was part of Trump’s plan to pressure Georgia to overturn its certified election results. In a statement Monday afternoon, Perry also said he talked with Trump and Clark about claims of election fraud.
BINGHAMTON, NY (WSKG) — Results in the election lawsuit over New York’s 22nd Congressional seat will take a few more days than initially expected. The Oswego County Supreme Court justice presiding over the case granted a two-day extension to the Oneida County Board of Elections, which was set to report corrected vote counts this Wednesday.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) - Several State Senators and Assembly members say they were surprised to learn that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration does not provide Internet access to people living in state run groups homes and other congregant settings, and they want that fixed immediately. Senator James Skoufis, the chair of the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, says two of his constituents alerted him to the lack of Wi-Fi at the state-run group homes .
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) - The State Senate Chair of the Committee on Investigations is threatening to subpoena Governor Andrew Cuomo’s health commissioner, if he does not provide data on how many nursing home residents died in the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic surge in New York last spring. Senator James Skoufis says he and other lawmakers have been seeking the data for months now, only to be told by Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker that they are still compiling the numbers.
To find awesome listings near you!