I pulsed a couple homemade bread heels in the food processor, and had these ready for the broiler in just a few minutes. I think you could use any shredded cheese you have on hand, or add some whole cheese to the bread when you process it. Of course, you can simply pull your bread apart for crumbs too. Use real butter, the flavor can’t be duplicated. These were excellent with baked cod for a quick lunch.
4 medium tomatoes
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne
6 tablespoons butter -- melted
1 cup bread crumbs -- soft, fresh
1 cup Parmesan cheese -- freshly grated
Preheat broiler with rack 5 1/2 inches from heat.
Cut tomatoes in half. Spread cut sides with mustard, sprinkle with salt, black pepper and red pepper.
Place tomato halves on shallow pan. Combine butter, breadcrumbs and cheese. Spoon mixture over each tomato half.
Broil 2 minutes until crumbs are brown and tomatoes are heatd.
Adapted from "Southern Living Heritage Recipes"