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Dandelion Salad with Bacon and Mushrooms

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  1. 1 pound young dandelion greens or chicory, torn into bite-size pieces
  2. 5 ounces sliced bacon, cut crosswise into 1/3-inch strips
  3. 1/2 pound mushrooms, thickly sliced
  4. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  5. 3 tablespoons aged sherry vinegar
  6. 1/4 cup heavy cream
  1. Put the dandelion greens in a heatproof bowl. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat until crisp. Transfer the bacon to a plate. Add the mushrooms to the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook over moderately high heat until golden brown, about 7 minutes. Add the mushrooms to the bacon. Add the vinegar to the skillet and bring to a boil. Add the cream and boil for 1 minute. Pour the boiling vinaigrette over the dandelions greens. Add the mushrooms and bacon and season with salt and pepper. Toss well and serve immediately.