Warm Bacon Endive Dressing
Total TimePrep/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-boiled large 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-boiled eggs and reserved bacon. Add desired amount of warm dressing; toss to coat. Refrigerate leftover dressing.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 177 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 285mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
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.
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!