1/2 pound baby zucchini, washed and halved lengthwise
ground black pepper to taste
6 slices bacon, cut into thirds
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
chives chopped small, as needed
Preheat broiler and position the rack 6 or 7 inches from the heat.
Place the zucchini on a cookie sheet cut side up and season with the pepper. Place a piece of bacon on each zucchini and generously top with the cheese. Place in the oven and broil for about 5 to 10 minutes or until bacon is crisp and cheese is golden brown. Garnish with the chives.
courtesy of: Tom Fraker | Melissa's Food Service, P.O. Box 21127, Los Angeles, California 90021, (800) 588-0151