Using beautiful, large tomatoes, this made a wonderful, tasty side…quite different to anything I have had in my life.  I never thought to bread tomatoes until now.  What I have been missing all my life!!

Light-tasting olive oil, as required
2 large tomatoes, sliced
2 eggs
1 tbsp water (15 mL)
1/2 cup ground almonds, OR almond flour (125 mL)
3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese (45 mL)
  (the kind in a can)
1/4 tsp salt (1 mL)
1/4 tsp thyme (1 mL)
1/8 tsp black pepper (0.5 mL)

Place sliced tomatoes on a dinner plate.  In small bowl, beat eggs and water with a fork. 

Breading:  In small bowl, combine ground almonds, OR almond flour, Parmesan cheese, salt, thyme and black pepper.

Dip slices of tomato in the egg wash and then spoon breading on both sides of the tomatoes.  In nonstick pan, place tomato slices in a little hot olive oil and fry on both sides until golden brown.  Serve right away.

Helpful Hints:  Olive oil was not added into the nutritional analysis.  Some people will use more and some will use less.

Yield:  4 servings
1 serving
140.6 calories
8.1 g protein
10.1 g fat
2.2 g fiber
3.6 g net carbs