Saturday, October 13, 2012

Greens With Hot Bacon Dressing

My mom made this salad for every holiday dinner, as long as I can remember. She did have another variation of it, substituting scallions for the green onions, using just leaf lettuce for the greens, and slicing up a couple of hard boiled eggs over the top of the salad. It is wonderful and it sure brings back some great memories. This is a very old German recipe

Greens With Hot Bacon Dressing

4 cups torn fresh spinach

4 cups torn iceberg lettuce

3 ribs celery, sliced

1/2 cup chopped red onion

4 bacon strips, diced

1 egg

2/3 cup water

1/3 cup cider vinegar

2 tsp sugar

2 tsp cornstarch

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

In a salad bowl, toss spinach, lettuce, celery, and onion; set aside. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crispy; remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Discard all but 2 TBSP of the drippings. In a small bowl, beat egg; add water and mix well. Add to the drippings. Combine vinegar, sugar, cornstarch, salt and pepper; add to skillet. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; pour over sald. Add bacon. Toss and serve immediately.

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