Wilted Curly Endive Recipe

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Wilted Curly Endive Recipe
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Wilted Curly Endive Recipe

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This warm salad is a deliciously different way to serve lettuce. Unlike other wilted versions, this one is not sweet. Vinegar and bacon give it old-fashioned savory goodness.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 12 bacon strips, diced
  • 3 bunches curly endive
  • 4 quarts water
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

Cook bacon until crisp; remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Reserve 3 tablespoons drippings. Cut or tear endive from center stalk; discard stalks.
In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, bring water and 1-1/2 teaspoons salt to a boil. Add endive; cover and cook for 3 minutes or until wilted. Drain. Stir in the bacon, vinegar, onion, pepper, reserved drippings and remaining salt. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Wilted Curly Endive in Taste of Home December/January 1999, p35

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 256 calories, 26g fat (10g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 1216mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

  • 12 bacon strips, diced
  • 3 bunches curly endive
  • 4 quarts water
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  1. Cook bacon until crisp; remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Reserve 3 tablespoons drippings. Cut or tear endive from center stalk; discard stalks.
  2. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, bring water and 1-1/2 teaspoons salt to a boil. Add endive; cover and cook for 3 minutes or until wilted. Drain. Stir in the bacon, vinegar, onion, pepper, reserved drippings and remaining salt. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Wilted Curly Endive in Taste of Home December/January 1999, p35

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anitamm User ID: 7158753 202908
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"I made this for a german potluck and added a bit more vinegar and used kale instead of endive. It was gone in minutes!!"

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gardener31 User ID: 6704009 25935
Reviewed May. 21, 2012

"THe flavor on this was quite good, but the quanities were questionable. The greens just seemed to disappear! How much is a "bunch" of endive? It would be better if the quantity of endive was given in oz. or lbs."

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