• 4 large tomatoes
  •  peanut oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup margarine, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon basil leaves, crumbled
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Use fully ripened tomatoes. Wash and cut in half. Lightly brush outer skin with oil or spray with vegetable spray. Place cut side up, in a baking dish. Sprinkle cut side with salt; set aside. In a small bowl combine cheese, bread crumbs, peanuts, melted margarine, basil, and cayenne pepper. Blend. Spoon approximately 1 heaping tablespoon cheese mixture on top of each tomato. Bake in preheated 350 F. oven for about 15 minutes. Makes 8 servings.