Les tomates farcies

6 Sep

A new blog-friend tagged me in a recipe chain, yes, me.

Me, the french person who doesn’t drink wine, doesn’t eat much garlic and can’t cope with the smell of (strong) cheese – those are the distressing things for my husband. The other things are less serious, he claims 🙂

When we got married, we often had toasted sandwiches for lunch and cereals for dinner. Clearly, cooking was not at the top of his priority list in qualities of a wife, thank goodness! Can I say at this point, before the committee of what-should-the-Christian-wife-look-like comes knocking on my door, we did change our eating habits since having children!

Since one can’t upset a fresh relationship, Ali, today I’ll share the recipe for Les tomates farcies

You might wonder which ingredient I kept from your recipe, I kept the oil and the rice – but it’s optional 😉 I hope it will do!


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The ingredients for 4 people:

*4 big and ripe tomatoes

*100 g of mince

*30g of grated emmental (mozzarella will do)

*1 egg

* onions

*olive oil

*salt and pepper

* bread crumbs

*provencal herbs (or any other)

*a handful of rice – optional, if you want your meal to be even more filling

The preparation:

– Cut the tomatoes open, reserving the top part as a little hat. Empty each tomatoes and set the inside aside in a big bowl.

– In a saucepan with a little bit of olive oil, fry the onions and the mince. Season as you like.

– Add to the big bowl the mince preparation, the egg, the emmental and the herbs. Stir until you get a homogeneous blend.

– With a tablespoon, fill the empty tomatoes with the mix.

– Sprinkle bread crumbs on the top and put the hats back on the tomatoes. Sit the tomatoes in a oven dish.

– Bake in the oven for 40 minutes. If the mince is already baked, reduce the time to 15-20 minutes.

Voila, Bon Appétit!!

Now there are but a few rules to this recipe chain. I post a recipe and tag four people. They choose one ingredient from my recipe and post a recipe using this ingredient on their blog, linking back to the previous blog that posted a recipe. They then tag four new people and we will see how it grows.

To keep it exciting, please post within a week of receiving the tag.

I’m tagging Debbie and Debbie, Di and Alison.

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8 Responses to “Les tomates farcies”

  1. Coppa September 14, 2009 at 2:51 pm #

    Moi non plus je ne mets ni fromage, ni ail .Et pour cause!Et elles sont très bonnes.
    Les tiennes semblent très appétissantes et comme cela les enfants mangent du fromage

  2. Marraine September 9, 2009 at 11:00 pm #

    au fait les tomates sont très très belles et appétissantes!!

  3. Marraine September 9, 2009 at 10:47 pm #

    Mais j’aime pas le fromage ! Je me demande où tu a pris cette recette. Bizz

  4. Lui September 9, 2009 at 8:29 pm #

    They look wonderful, Inks! You did a fabulous job for someone not desiring to cook.

    I had a similar recipe, one for tomatoes and one for mushrooms, neither of which my 8 year old like. Shame I couldn’t find something else to stuff to pull this off.

    Mmm, thanks for sharing~!

  5. debbie hutton September 7, 2009 at 4:05 pm #

    Mmm, that is all fine and well, but do I know 4 people (excluding Debby and Di!!) with a blog???? I’ll try my best:) D

  6. inks75 September 7, 2009 at 10:06 am #

    Ah Marraine, on peut pas faire plaisir a tout le monde! Nous on met du fromage, mais plutot de la mozzarella peut etre, c’est moins fort!! Et parfois du riz dans la farce 🙂
    Les trois bougies de Margot?? Ca vient ca vient…

    Ali, you’re right, anything stuffed looks good to the eyes and is usually good to the taste buds too 🙂 I shall try your Baked Chicken and Pumpkin Risotto. Just a question, since I’ve never made a risotto. Is the risotto rice a special kind of rice or normal rice cooked for a risotto?

  7. Marraine September 7, 2009 at 9:43 am #

    berck l’emmental dans la farce…pouah § Je mets seulement ail finement haché,sel,persil et un oeuf.Pour la viande Porc et veau haché à mélanger avec les ingrédients.Faire cuire au four sur un lit de riz arrosé de sauce tomate?Cà s’est bon !! Au fait j’attends toujours les trois bougies de Margot Mille bizz à tous

  8. Ali September 7, 2009 at 5:29 am #

    Wow! Thanks Inks – they look most impressive. I could serve a stuffed pumpkin with stuffed tomatoes and keep right on going with stuffing things 🙂 …

    I should expect that keeps the committee of what-should-the-Christian-wife-look-like from your door :).

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