Wilted Curly Endive
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.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 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
- 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 256 calories, 26 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 1,216 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.