Tomato Flowers add a little something extra to that special dish you are making. You can even stuff them with cream cheese and serve them at a party or eat them for lunch. We learned how to make these Tomato Flowers at a cooking class we attended at the Chef’s Emporium here in Connecticut. Chef Yaz was great and kept the class interesting. We watched as he demonstrated the techniques and then had the chance to try it for ourselves. Making tomato flowers are super easy.
If you can carve a pumpkin you can make tomato flowers.
Start out with firm, ripe tomatos.
The Chef suggests that you have a sharp knife. If your knife isn’t sharp it will bruise the tomato and make it harder to get those sharp points. He also said that if you cut yourself with a super sharp knife that the cut will be clean and heal faster.
Now you are just going to cut around the tomato making 1″ cuts. See how easy.
Pull the tomato apart in half and you have your tomato flowers.
Now you are going to pop them into a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes and take them out when they are golden brown on the edges. Ours stayed in just a bit too long.