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Arugula Salad With Crispy Fingerling Potato Chips

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  Bacon slices 6 , cut into 1-inch pieces
  Balsamic vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Dijon mustard 2 Teaspoon
  Shallot 1 , finely chopped
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Crumbled blue cheese 6 Ounce
  Arugula 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Fingerling potatoes 1 Pound
  Canola oil 1 Tablespoon (For Chips)

Cook the bacon in a skillet until crispy.
Drain the bacon on paper towels.
In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, mustard and shallot, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Whisk in the olive oil in a steady stream until it is incorporated and an emulsion forms.
Slice the fingerling potatoes paper thin with a mandolin. Dry between paper to\,vels. Heat the canola oil to about 375 degrees. Fry the potato chips in the hot oil until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels. Season with sea salt.
Toss the arugula with just enough dressing to coat lightly. Add the bacon pieces and blue cheese. Serve the salad with the potato chips on the top.
NOTE: Potato chips may be prepared ahead of time and stored in an airtight contalner.

Recipe excerpted from the book For Every Season There is a Salad by Linda Steidel. To purchase this book, please visit:

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 363 Calories from Fat 261

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 30 g45.7%

Saturated Fat 8 g40%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 21.7 mg7.2%

Sodium 486 mg20.3%

Total Carbohydrates 17 g5.6%

Dietary Fiber 1.5 g6.1%

Sugars 1.8 g

Protein 9 g17.9%

Vitamin A 19.7% Vitamin C 7.3%

Calcium 19.7% Iron 3.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Arugula Salad With Crispy Fingerling Potato Chips Recipe