Fresh, ripe tomatoes shine in this simple, delicious dish. For added flavor, sprinkle some fresh thyme or basil over the top.
Butter a 9x11-inch baking dish. Place sliced tomatoes in baking dish in overlapping layers; sprinkle with salt. Process bread and ¼ cup butter in food processor until crumbly. Add salt and pepper. Cover tomatoes with buttered crumbs; dot with remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Bake at 400 degrees F until golden.