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amy marie's spinach salad w/warm bacon vinaigrette

Recipe by
Matthew Peterson
San Antonio, TX

This recipe is a amalgamation of several recipes. I really rolled the dice on this one and came out lucky. My sister in law loved it, and requested it, so here you go Amy. Enjoy!

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For amy marie's spinach salad w/warm bacon vinaigrette

  • 4 oz
    baby spinach(per salad)
  • 1
    egg, hard boiled(per salad)
  • 4-6
    thin red onion slices(per salad)
  • 10 slice
    hickory smoked bacon(1pkg)
  • 1 1/2 c
    unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    rendered bacon fat
  • 2 clove
    minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp
    black pepper
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c

How To Make amy marie's spinach salad w/warm bacon vinaigrette

  • 1
    Before you start your dressing have 4 ounces of salad ready in each bowl of salad that you intend to serve to your guests. Also have the hard boiled egg & Red Onion sliced and read to top your salad as soon as the dressing is done.
  • 2
    Diced and fry bacon very crispy in a large tall frying pan. Reserve render fat. let cool. Set Bacon aside.
  • 3
    In the same pan heat 1/4 cup bacon fat, 1/4 c EVOO and shallots. Saute' on medium heat until translucent. Add garlic and saute' for 1 minute.
  • 4
    Add Vinegar, Water, Brown Sugar, Black Pepper, Mustard, and Honey. Reduce until thick. use cornstarch slurry if needed. ( Saute' until no longer cloudy if slurry is needed.)
  • 5
    Right before Serving add the fried bacon pieces to the dressing. Quickly fold them in and serve.
  • 6
    Pour hot dressing of top of each of the salads. This recipe is enough to make about 6 small salads. Top with egg and onion then enjoy!

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