Baked Eggs in Tomato Shells
DirectionsPreheat oven to 425 degrees.
Core the tomatoes and cut off a small slice from the tops of the tomatoes.
Run paring knife around the inner rim of the tomatoes.
Carefully scoop out the pulp to make a hollow shell or case.
Reserve the pulp.
Sprinkle the insides with salt and pepper.
Place the tomatoes on a rack.
Turn upside down to drain.
Chop the reserved tomato slices and pulp coarsely.
Combine the chopped tomatoes, onions, garlic, basil, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Scatter the mixture evenly over the bottom of an ovenproof baking dish large enough to hold the tomatoes snugly.
Place the tomatoes right side up and break an egg inside each one.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Scatter the Parmesan cheese over evenly.
Place in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
Do not let the yolks become too firm.
Serve immediately and garnish with watercress sprigs.