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Warm Bacon Endive Dressing

 Warm Bacon Endive Dressing
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.
10-12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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