Monday, May 11, 2009

Inside-Out BLT's

I'm still here! Nearing the end of my first trimester and starting to get my energy and appetite back. Life is busy, though, and I know I just don't have the time to post to my cooking blog like I used to. But I promise to share anytime I find a great new recipe! I love to cook too much to stop!

I've made these Inside-Out BLT's a few times now and really enjoy them. I'd kind of gotten tired of the usual dips and meatballs that I usually turn to for appetizers, so I went searching for something new and found these. They're a unique appetizer that will go with just about any type of dinner you're serving. They're also quite easy to put together. Everyone who tries them always likes them. So whip these up for your next get-together!

Inside-Out BLT's
(from My Tasty Treasures)

3 slices of bacon
⅓ cup chopped Romaine lettuce
⅓ cup coarse soft bread crumbs
2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 medium Roma tomatoes
Freshly ground black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400° F. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels and chop into chunks.

2. In a medium bowl, combine bacon, lettuce, crumbs, cheese and olive oil. Mix well and set aside. Halve roma tomatoes lengthwise. Scoop out insides leaving a ¼ inch shell. Sprinkle black pepper on each tomato half. Brush with some of the mayonnaise. Mound the bacon mixture into tomatoes; transfer to baking pan.

3. Roast tomatoes, uncovered, for 10 to 12 minutes or until tomatoes start to wilt.

Makes 2 servings, but can be multiplied easily.


Maria said...

Love this idea! I can't wait until our garden tomatoes are ready this summer!

Teanna said...

That is PERFECT! Especially for someone like me who can't eat carbs lest I want to gain 8000 pounds! I need to try this!

Jaime said...

i LOVE BLTs!!! yum. i am bookmarking this one :)

Reeni said...

These look great! Good to hear from you!

Donna-FFW said...

I am so thrilled you liked the recipe, your photos look amazing.. Lost track of you somehow, Ive subscribed to your feed so it won't happen again:)

Cathy said...

This sounds incredibly delicious! Enjoy that second trimester energy!

Jessica said...

So delicious! I can't wait to try these either.