Bacon: Chicory and Bacon Salad
posted by Mai 03-14-102 8:13 AM
Chicory and Bacon Salad
2 shallots, minced
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
2/3 LB thick cut bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 loaf French bread, crust removed, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 head chicory (curly endive), torn into large pieces
In a small bowl, whisk together the shallots, mustard, vinegar and pepper. Gradually whisk in the olive oil in a thin stream.
In a medium skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Pour off all the fat except 1/4 cup. Add the bread cubes to the hot bacon fat and sauté over medium heat, tossing lightly until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
Return the bacon to the skillet and toss until heated through. Remove from heat and stir in the dressing. Place chicory in large bowl and add the dressing, bacon, and bread, toss well and add salt if you want.
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