Surprise Tomato Egg Basket
10 medium tomatoes
1 tablespoon dried crushed basil
1 tablespoon tarragon
Salt and pepper – to taste
10 large California Fresh Eggs
6 tablespoons butter – melted
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1 cup fine, dry seasoned bread crumbs
Parsley or edible flowers for garnish
Preheat oven to 350Âº. Cut thin slice from top of each tomato. Using a grapefruit knife make a circular cut (do not Pierce skin) and scoop out pulp gently with a spoon. Invert tomatoes on paper towels and allow to drain. Grease 10-4" individual soufflÃ© dishes. Sprinkle the inside of each tomato with basil, salt and pepper and place upright in soufflÃ© dishes. Gently break an egg into each shell and bake 35-40 minutes or until egg whites have set. Remove from oven.
Blend melted butter, cheese and bread crumbs together. Sprinkle the tops of each egg liberally with this mixture. Return to oven and bake until crumbs are browned, about 3-5 minutes.