Fresh Tomato Casserole
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In this simple fresh tomato casserole, ripe tomatoes shine. For added flavor, sprinkle some fresh thyme or basil over the top.
4 pounds large ripe tomatoes, sliced thickly, then halved
4 slices fresh white bread
1/4 cup plus 3 teaspoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Butter a 9x11-inch baking dish. Place sliced tomatoes in baking dish in overlapping layers; sprinkle with salt. Process bread and 1/4 cup butter in food processor until crumbly. Add salt and pepper. Cover tomatoes with buttered crumbs; dot with remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Bake at 400 degrees F until golden.