Steakhouse Tomato Stacks

Aired November 6, 2008

1 tablespoon EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil
6 slices bacon, chopped
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup crme fraiche
1 clove garlic, grated
2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
2 tablespoons chives, chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
3 to 4 tablespoons prepared horseradish
Salt and ground black pepper
6 beefsteak tomatoes
1 small red onion, thinly sliced into rings

Place a small skillet over medium heat with 1 turn of the pan of EVOO, about 1 tablespoon. Add the chopped bacon to the skillet and cook until golden and crispy, about 5 minutes. Remove the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and let cool.

While the bacon is cooking, whisk together the buttermilk, crme fraiche, garlic, dill, chives, lemon juice, horseradish, salt and pepper in a medium-size mixing bowl. Set dressing aside.

Slice each of the tomatoes in half widthwise. Lay a few rings of red onion onto the base of each tomato and then cap each tomato off with their tops.

Transfer the tomato stacks to a serving plate, top with a little of the prepared dressing and garnish with the bacon.

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