Make these 4 ingredient broiled blue cheese tomatoes in 10 minutes for a perfect party appetizer!
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I know, broiled blue cheese tomatoes are not a new concept, but they were new to me until recently. I mean, I love blue cheese, I love tomatoes, why had I not considered this combination before? Sometimes I wonder about myself. Seriously, I wonder…
Discovering Broiled Blue Cheese Tomatoes with Grandma
A few weeks back I went to visit my grandma in Salisbury, MD. Much different from the hustle and bustle of the city that I’m used to, Salisbury, MD is an interesting place. It sure was nice to spend some days in the peace and quiet. And visit with grandma…oh we had such fun. Eating a fabulous French meal, enjoying some crab cakes in Ocean City, walking the beach, spending hours chatting, meeting her friends, and those oh-so-wonderful afternoon naps. Oh afternoon naps, how I miss you.
My grandma lives in a retirement community that is totally awesome. It’s a place that I dream of living when I get to be that age. Hell, I dream of living there now.
Anyway, she has a dining room in her community where you can sit and order dinner and be waited on. Broiled blue cheese tomatoes were offered as a side dish, so I though “yum.” And I was right. These things were so good. Again, why had I not thought about this before? Oh well, I know about them now. When I got home, I decided I needed to make these broiled blue cheese tomatoes, and so here we are.
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Making the Broiled Blue Cheese Tomatoes
Choose the best tomatoes you can find at the grocery store – any medium to large sized tomatoes will do. Or use home grown if you’re lucky enough to have them. Slice the tomatoes in 1/4″ slices for the best results. Arrange the slices on a baking sheet and cover each tomato with the blue cheese. Sprinkle the sugar evenly across all tomatoes. Drizzle with the olive oil and place under the broiler for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and just starting to brown.
They are best if served immediately while nice and hot. Note: they will burn your tongue, so I’ve “heard.”
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- 3 fresh tomatoes sliced in 1/4" slices
- 3-4 oz. blue cheese crumbles
- Olive oil
- 1 tsp. sugar
Arrange the tomato slices on a baking sheet and cover each with blue cheese.
Sprinkle the sugar across all tomatoes.
Drizzle lightly with olive oil (maybe 1/8 tsp each) and put under the broiler until bubbling and just starting to brown.
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