Mini Beefsteak Gratins with Panko Topping

Individual Beefsteak Gratins with Buttered Panko Topping

Use up juicy summer tomatoes in this easy, delicious side. Garlic and butter give panko extra flavor and a quick trip under the broiler gives it the perfect crunch. Try them with everything from grilled chicken to steak!

Prep Time:  5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Yield: 4 Servings


  • 2 large ripe beefsteak tomatoes, sliced ¼” thick
  • 1 TB butter
  • 2/3 cup seasoned panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 TB minced garlic
  • 2 TB grated parmesan cheese
  • Optional minced scallion or basil for garnish


Preheat broiler to low and line a baking pan with foil. Arrange tomato slices in a single layer. Melt butter over medium heat in a small sauté pan, add panko and cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring often, until lightly browned. Remove from heat and stir in garlic and cheese. Top tomatoes with panko mixture and broil for 3-5 minutes until browned and tomatoes are slightly softened. Garnish and serve warm.