|Soft bread crumbs||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
The tomatoes should be very firm, smooth, and of equal size.
Cut a piece from the stem end of each tomato, and remove the centers without breaking the walls.
Make a stuffing of the centers of the tomatoes, crumbs, seasonings, and melted fat and mix well.
Sprinkle each tomato well with salt and pepper and fill with the stuffing, packing it in quite solidly.
Place a small piece of butter on the top of each, arrange the tomatoes in a baking-dish and bake in a moderate oven (350Â°-400Â° F.) until tender.