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Grilling out is so perfect during the summer. Getting out on the patio and just having dinner together is perfect during the summer!
No one is really interested in heating up the house with the oven and summer evenings are just a great time to gather around the grill and spend time with family and friends.
Now around here, during the summer our farmers market is packed to the rim with homegrown tomatoes and sweet corn from local farmers! My papa was perfectly fine with just eating a tomato “as-is” right off of the vine and my dad literally loves tomatoes on everything. I’ve grown up with them my entire life, but only recently did I start to fall in love with them! There’s nothing quite like a big, red, beautiful, home grown tomato! I don’t grow tomatoes myself but I do have a few friends that are always willing to share some with me!
I also love fresh corn during the summer! We recently bought 2 big bags of fresh from the stalk, locally grown corn, from a friend and we’ve pretty much devoured all of it!
While I was thinking up new topping ideas for our Hebrew National® All-Beef Franks for National Hot Dog Day, I was also trying to come up with something that I could serve with them!
The main dish of any cook out is super important, but you’ve got to have side dishes! Side dishes really make the meal for me. I love sides that complement the dish but I’m also in love with unexpected side items that change things up a bit!
The homegrown tomatoes sunning themselves in the window above a few ears of corn that were sitting on the counter gave me an idea! I’d combine both of them into a light side dish that would scream summer and one that would be easy to make on the grill (or in the oven)! Roasted Parmesan Tomatoes with Corn were born!
When we made Pizza Hot Dogs the other night for National Hot Dog Day I served these Roasted Parmesan Tomatoes with Corn along with them for a little bit of a change; they were perfect!
They’re pretty easy to make and like I said, you can fix these on the grill (on a grilling basket) or you can roast them in the oven!
All you need to do is heat the oven or grill to 350F. Slice the tomatoes, I normally like to make my slices somewhere around 1/4 of an inch thick, pile on fresh (cooked) corn kernels, top with grated Parmesan cheese, a little fresh parsley and a dash of seasoning salt.
Roast (or grill) them for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is nice and melted and the tomatoes are soft and tender.
Serve them warm or at room temperature. (I prefer mine, slightly warm!)
What makes a Hebrew National Kosher hot dog premium? It’s all about what makes the cut (And what doesn’t). We’re choosy about what goes into our franks, we use only premium cuts of 100% kosher beef from the front half of the cow and then choose the best from that. No artificial flavors, colors, fillers or by-products. When your hot dog is Kosher, that’s a hot dog you can trust! For more summer fun with Hebrew National, visit facebook.com/hebrewnational
The combination of franks and these toppings may not be Kosher.