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Baked Tomato Parmesan

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 1 -2
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup flour
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • 1 egg well beaten
  • 1 cup Italian panko crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan grated + more for serving
  • 2 to matoes sliced thickly
  • Marinara sauce
  • Mozzarella sliced
  • Fresh basil

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees (convection bake if you have it).  Line a baking sheet with tinfoil. Coat with olive oil cooking spray.
  • Pour the flour on a plate and season with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste; mix well.
  • Crack an egg into a bowl; beat well.
  • Pour the Italian seasoned bread crumbs on a plate then add the freshly grated Parmesan cheese; mix well.
  • Dredge the tomato slices completely in the flour, next dip slices in the egg, lastly coat the tomato slices evenly with the Parmesan panko crumbs mixture.
  • Place the coated tomato slices a few inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Lightly spray the olive oil cooking spray over the top of each tomato.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Side Note: If you don't have convection bake setting on your oven, you may need to carefully flip the tomatoes over to brown both sides. 
  • Remove from the oven.
  • Spoon a dollop of marinara on the center of each tomato followed by some fresh mozzarella cheese.
  • Place back into the oven for a few minutes to allow the cheese to melt.
  • Remove from the oven and serve with fresh basil on top and freshly grated Parmesan on the side. Enjoy.