Frisée Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

 Terrific Green Salads



  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 2 thick-cut bacon slices, cut crosswise into 1/2 -inch strips

  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped

  • 4 ounces frisée, torn into small pieces


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar and a pinch each of salt and pepper.

  2. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over moderately high heat until browned and crisp, about 5 minutes. Add the shallot and cook, stirring, until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the fat from the skillet and stir in the vinaigrette, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Pour the hot dressing into a large bowl, add the frisée and toss well. Serve immediately.

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