Alfredo Egg & Garlic Crostini with Baby Romaine Salad and Bacon Vinaigrette

Joann Mathias

By
@jamathias

This simple recipe presents beautifully. And the Classico Light Creamy Alfredo Pasta Sauce was indeed divine with the egg and garlic crostini. Make this for a brunch doing the holiday season. Or perhaps a light supper after a long day of shopping.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

1 lb
bacon, sliced into ¼-inch cubes
1/2 c
balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp
dijon mustard
2 Tbsp
honey
2 c
extra virgin olive oil
2 c
baby romaine lettuce
1
fuji apple – peeled, cored and thinly sliced
2 c
heavy cream
2 c
shredded parmesan cheese
1
demi-baguette, sliced ¼-inch thick
salt and pepper
extra virgin olive oil
2
cloves garlic, halved
6
eggs
1 Tbsp
almonds, crushed or sliced
1/2 c
cherry tomatoes, quartered

Directions Step-By-Step

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1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the bacon on a paper towel-lined plate and reserve the fat.
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2. Make the vinaigrette – Whisk the balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard and honey together in a mixing bowl. Slowly drizzle in the bacon fat and olive oil while whisking rapidly until the salad dressing is thick and creamy.
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3. Toss the baby romaine, apples, cherry tomatoes and bacon crisps with the vinaigrette.
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4. Make the parmesan cream – Heat the milk in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until bubbles form at the edges. Reduce the temperature to low and stir constantly until the cream coats the back of a metal spoon.
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5. Remove from heat and stir in the parmesan cheese.
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6. Make the crostini – Lay bread slices on a foil-lined baking pan. Brush each baguette slice with extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
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7. Toast the bread slices and rub each slice with the garlic.
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8. Cook the egg – In a large skillet, melt butter over medium high heat. Crack eggs in pan and cook to desired firmness.
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9. Assemble – Layer an egg, parmesan cream, crushed or sliced almonds on a toasted baguette slice. Garnish salad and crostini with tomatoes and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Salads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy