Today I decided to recreate this lovely salad for lunch- and I'd like to share my recipe with you!
- Organic Fresh Eggs (Belcampo I swear has the best)
- Slab thick cut bacon (Belcampo again is the winner)
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Crusty Baguette (Rustic Bakery)
Make it on your own:
First off, I feel as though frisee is an under appreciated salad option. The bitter lettuce is available year round and can be found in all markets. I always like to rinse mine under cold water before plating to insure it's nice and crisp as well as bright and green. Rinse the frisee under cool running water, then towel dry and set aside.
Cut the bacon into nice sized cubes, and place into a deep skillet over medium heat. Remove once the bacon is golden and pat dry. Reserve the bacon fat for the dressing- trust me, you will be happy that you did. Add diced shallot into the bacon fat and begin to sauté over low/med heat.
With a large spoon remove the sautéed shallots, try and scoop out some of the yummy bacon fat as well. In a small bowl with the shallots and heavenly drippings, add a dash of white and red wine vinegar. Dress the frisee and add salt and pepper to taste.
Next, top your dressed salad with a poached egg and garnish with thinly diced chives and fresh cracked pepper. Sever with some crusty bread and a glass of your favorite french wine. Jouir!