Warm Bacon Endive Dressing Recipe
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Warm Bacon Endive Dressing Recipe

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My husband loves his mom's endive dressing, so I asked her to share the recipe with me. When I make this salad, I usually serve it with boiled potatoes and sliced smoked ham.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 bunches curly endive, torn (about 12 cups)
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, sliced

Nutritional Facts

177 calories: 1 each, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 285mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein .


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Set bacon aside. Saute the onion in the drippings until tender. Add the sugar, cornstarch, salt and vinegar; stir until smooth. Gradually stir in the milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat.
  2. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg; return all to the pan; stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat.
  3. In a large salad bowl, combine the endive, hard-cooked eggs and reserved bacon. Add desired amount of warm dressing; toss to coat. Refrigerate leftover dressing. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Warm Bacon Endive Dressing in Country December/January 2004, p49

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Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

"I made this with spinach instead of endive. Everyone seemed to like it. My only piece of advice would be to follow the recipe as is... I used extra bacon drippings (thinking it would add to the flavor), but it just made the salad a little greasy."

Reviewed Feb. 21, 2011

"This is the recipe I remember my grandmother making! I've been looking for it for some time. It's on my list of MUST TRY recipes. I need a Nana fix!"

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