Ample beefsteak tomatoes are the ones you want to eat uncooked: They are fleshy, big, juicy, and so delicious. Saving the skins and frying them is a genius touch, creating a beautiful garnish with bacony qualities.

Deborah Madison
Recipe by Cooking Light June 2014

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Credit: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Ginny Branch

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hands-on:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: about 2 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Core tomatoes; discard cores. Place tomatoes in boiling water for 15 seconds. Plunge tomatoes into ice water; drain. Peel; arrange skins flat on a jelly-roll pan. Cut peeled tomatoes into 1/2-inch-thick slices; arrange on a platter.

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  • Heat 1/4 cup oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of skins to oil; cook 2 minutes or until crisp, turning occasionally. Drain on a paper towel; repeat procedure with remaining skins. Discard oil in pan. Sprinkle skins with 1/8 teaspoon salt.

  • Drizzle tomatoes with remaining 1 tablespoon oil; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Top with tomato skins and arugula.

Nutrition Facts

114 calories; fat 7.4g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 1g; protein 3g; carbohydrates 12g; fiber 4g; iron 1mg; sodium 197mg; calcium 46mg.
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