Frisee Salad With Hot Bacon Dressing

Course : Salads
Serves: 4
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1 pound frisee -- torn into bite-size pieces
2 pounds lean slab bacon -- cut into 1 inch long by about 1/4 inch thick pieces
1/4 cup french peanut oil
1/3 cup minced shallots
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 package croutons
1 package sauteed diced potatoes
=== optional garnishments ===
4 large poached eggs
2 tablespoons minced fresh herbs (such as tarragon -- chives, and chervil)

Preparation / Directions:

Arrange the frisee in a salad bowl. In a saucepan of boiling water blanch the bacon for 3 minutes, drain and pat dry. In a skillet set over moderate heat, heat the oil until hot. Add the shallots and cook 1 minute, stirring. Add the white wine and vinegar and reduce for 1 minute. Pour the dressing over the frisee, add the bacon, croutons and potatoes and toss to combine. Divide the salad among serving plates and garnish each with a poached egg and fresh herbs.


Nutritional Information:

96 Calories (kcal); 5g Total Fat; (51% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 212mg Cholesterol; 142mg Sodium

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