Intro: BLT Poppers!
Ever want a nice tasty BLT appetizer?
How about a tasty low-carb version of a BLT?
Maybe you just have a bumper crop of plum tomatoes and don't feel like canning.
Or you just happened to run out of bread, it happens.
Introducing BLT Poppers, tasty Tomato, Crisp lettuce, mayo & BACON!! WOOO HOOOOO!
Step 1: Gather Your Goods
If you are looking to make an appetizer tray start with:
1 lb of cooked BACON
1 head of tasty romaine lettuce or iceburg
12 roma tomatoes, 10 small tomatoes or quart of big fat cherry tomatoes.
Mayo to taste
Knife for chopping
Knife for tiny carving
A spoon or two
Step 2: Chop Chop
Now just take your lettuce and chop into little green bits
Put the lettuce in the mixing bowl
Now take your bacon and chop, crumble dice and tear into little yummy bits
Now mix your bacon in with the lettuce.
Add Mayo a tablespoon at a time and mix with a spoon until you get a mixture that loosely holds together.
Step 3: Tomatoes
Now take your selected tomatoes and knife and get to work,
For romas I just half them vertically to make little BLT boats
For Large Cherry tomatoes I just cut around the top
For other small tomatoes you can either just top them, or get a little fancy and carve a decorative edge.
Now take your 'maters and remove the seeds and pulp from the middle, use a knife, spoon, or if you have a grapefruit spoon this would be a good time to dig it out.
Step 4: Fill!
Now take your yummy bacon mixture and spoon and start filling up those empty tomatoes
Lightly push down the filling as you go so you can pack as much bacony goodness in there as possible.
I'll admit I used my fingers a bit during this part, that's why there are no pictures of the actual filling process, didn't want to get mayo on my camera.
Now arrange those babies on a tray to share or hide in a corner and devour solo.
Just make sure you save one for yourself because when your guests find out that they are filled with bacony goodness, they will disappear quickly.
Step 5: Incase of Leftover Filling...
If somehow you have more filling than tomatoes...
MAKE A SANDWICH, because wasting bacon is a sin.
If you have bread or a tortilla laying around....
Just add some tomato scraps, cover with filling and DEVOUR.