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Quatorze's Chicory and Bacon Salad

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Ingredients
  Shallots 2 , minced
  Dijon mustard 2 Tablespoon
  Red wine vinegar 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Extra-virgin olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Bacon slab 2⁄3 Pound, cut into cubes
  French bread loaf 1⁄2 , crust removed, bread cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  Chicory head 1 , torn into large pieces to make about 6 cups (Curly Endive)
  Salt To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a small bowl, add shallots, mustard, vinegar and pepper to whisk together. Gradually pour in olive oil in a thin stream and continue whisking.

MAKING
2) In a medium skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat for 10 minutes or until browned and crisp.
3) With a slotted spoon, remove from the skillet and set aside.
4) Discard all fat by reserving 1/4 cup. Place the bread cubes in the hot bacon fat to sauté over moderately high heat, tossing until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
5) Return the bacon to the skillet and toss until heated through.
6) Stir in the dressing, after removing from heat.
7) In a large bowl, add the chicory. Pour in hot dressing; add bacon and bread cubes to toss well.

SERVING
8) In a salad plate, serve the salad and season with light salt.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Tossed
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Bacon
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 482 Calories from Fat 383

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 41 g63.7%

Saturated Fat 9.5 g47.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 40 mg13.3%

Sodium 395.6 mg16.5%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.4%

Dietary Fiber 1.5 g6%

Sugars 0.1 g

Protein 10 g19.4%

Vitamin A 13.4% Vitamin C 5.2%

Calcium 2.3% Iron 6.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Quatorze's Chicory And Bacon Salad Recipe