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Jun 1, 2012 12:43 AM

Hollowed out grape tomatoes with B + L

BLTs = bacon, lettuce and tomatoes - using hollowed out grape tomatoes, chopped iceberg lettuce, chopped bacon, mayo, S+P ---- I have never made these - but I am wondering how to get that mixture into the little grape tomato?? Has anyone done these--- for hors doeuvres?

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  1. I'd use a teaspoon. Well, actually, I wouldn't make these as it seems like way too much work for the amount of reward. First, I've got to hollow out, oh say, 100 tiny grape tomatoes . . . oh wait, first I've got to halve them all, then hollow them out, then fill each one of them, then stick a toothpick in each one, then . . . yeah, no thanks. Not to mention, these sound so good I could probably easily eat 40 - 50 halves just by myself. So, that's even more work just to begin to feed all the guests.

    Instead, I'd simply make regular BLTs, cut the crusts off, then rock out a huge number of bite-size pieces by cutting the sandwiches into smaller squares. Maybe I'm lazy.

    My hat is off to you smilingal for taking this on. Please take pictures of how they look in the end. They sound like they'll taste fantastic!

    1. Try using a melon baller

      1. Delia Smith once said 'life's too short to stuff a mushroom', and to me this falls into the same category. I'm afraid I think, like 1POINT, that it's just too much work. However, it sounds like a great way to eat this classic combination - I might just try it with cherry tomatoes OR kind of invert the idea to use the grape tomatoes with the bacon and mayo to fill lettuce leaf cups instead.

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          1. re: pinehurst

            wow, that looks fabulous and lots of fun.....does it work, I wonder? Have you ever tried it?

            1. re: flashria

              No, and I so want to. The reviews were good, and frankly, how bad can a bacon basket be? I'd put ice cream in that bad boy.

        1. Grape is too small. Try cherry!

          1. I wouldn't chop up the lettuce. Wont it just becoming mush after some time? I would crumble up some bacon, mix it with cream cheese and stuff the tomatoes using a pastry bag (or ziploc with cover cut off). And then garnish with a piece lettuce. Either cut tomatoes in half or cut of top and hollow out.