-1 Pound Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
-20-30 Fresh Basil Leaves (stems removed)
-8oz Fresh Mozzarella (cubed)
-8-12 Strips of BACON
-2 Tbspns Fresh Rosemary (de-leaved / maintain sprigs)
-Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Coarse Salt/Cracked Black Pepper, to Taste
-20-30 Wooden Toothpicks
METHOD to the MADNESS:
-Pre-Heat Oven to 400F.
-With Parchment Paper covering 4-Sided Baking Sheet, lay down BACON Strips & Sprinkle Rosemary.
-Place BACON in Oven & Roast for 15-20 Minutes, or until Golden Brown, Turning only Once.
-When reach Desired Crispiness, pull from Oven & Drain on Paper Towel.
-Let rest on Paper Towel for 3-5 Minutes.
-While BACON is Roasting, prepare Tomatoes, Basil, & Cheese.
-When BACON has rested… Chop into Quarters.
-To Construct… My recommendation is to Build your BITES from Bottom to Top.
-Tooth Pick inserted through Bottom Tomato, Basil, BACON, Mozzarella, & Finally, TOP Tomato.
-Garnish with Olive Oil & Salt/Pepper to Taste.
-Serve & ENJOY!!