Parmesan-Crusted Green Tomato Gratin

Ingredients

1 package Calhoun Bend Mill Fried Green Tomato Coating Mix
1/2 lb bacon, chopped
1 large red onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon canola oil
5 tablespoon Parmesan Romano cheese, freshly grated
5 tablespoon breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

Directions

  1. Lightly brown the bacon in a skillet over medium heat; set aside.
  2. Pour off all by 2 tablespoon of the bacon grease.
  3. Add onion and cook over low heat until caramelized (about 10 minutes).
  4. Preheat oven to 350°.
  5. Combine the cheese, breadcrumbs, and oil; set aside.
  6. Prepare Calhoun Bend Mill Fried Green Tomatoes according to package directions.
  7. Using shallow baking dish, place 4-5 fried tomato slices around one side, overlapping them slightly.
  8. Spoon some of the bacon-onion mixture on the lower half of each tomato slice, and they layer another row of tomatoes across the first row at a slight angle against one another, top each slice with more of the bacon-onion mixture.
  9. Repeat until the dish is full.
  10. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, fresh thyme, and the Parmesan Romano cheese/breadcrumb mixture.
  11. Cover the dish with foil and cook for 30 minutes.
  12. Remove the foil and continue cooking until the top of the gratin is browned.

                       


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