Several weeks ago I did a post about an event in Denver that I was invited to with other local bloggers that was held at D Bar Desserts in Denver for the Tillamook Loaf Love Tour. Although I admit I was most interested in
begging asking the chef for this Lemon Drop Martini recipe; I could not quite forget the amazing burger we had that night with cheese and herb waffles used for the bread. The chef used a variety of herbs and some pimento cheese for his ‘burger buns’ and it was amazing. Still, I had to do my own thing right?
I procured the most amazing tomatoes when I visited Denver Urban Homesteading the Saturday following the event. Though I arrived a bit late and missed some vendors, I totally scored with the MAIN thing I wanted to find? Some locally grown Heirloom tomatoes, Perfectly ripe and juicy, the two of them weighed in at more than a pound apiece with slices the size of your palm…absolutely perfect!
With some green onion in the mix, my own bacon at the ready and the last of my basil harvested, I was on a mission! Of course you don’t have to cure your own bacon but a nice thick cut works well here. As much as I love tomatoes, I simply don’t eat them during the winter when they are so terrible; I know it’s getting close to ‘no tomatoes’ time and I’m on the hunt for as many ways to use them as possible…and I have to say this was such a good choice!
Though the event we went to used the waffle toast for Kobe beef burgers, with these gorgeous tomatoes I decided to try my hand instead with Cheese and Herb Waffle Toast for a Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich. Maybe the best BLT I’ve ever had!
I’m sure these waffles would be great in a lot of applications, but really try them now, when summer tomatoes are at their peak. Once they’re gone you will wish you had!