The perfect French Frisee Salad with bacon fat dressing, bacon croutons and a delightfully runny poached egg. Look good to you? It’s easy to make with the step-by-step instructions in this post. Let’s take a look.
This Frisee Salad is Gluten Free, Paleo, Low Carb and delightfully different.
FRISEE. IT JUST SOUNDS FUN.
I love frisee salad. It has bacon fat dressing. How can you go wrong there? It has bacon croutons (also called lardons). It has a poached egg. When all the flavors come together it is just about perfection. For the recipe today I am going to give you two versions: one that is paleo and on that isn’t. For the paleo version we will be using some raw honey instead of the brown sugar in the gastrique. This is a really fun salad to make and to eat.
Today I’m looking for some feedback in the comments. Here’s the deal: I love writing about food, but maybe I’ve been writing too much about food in my posts? I think that for this post I’m going to keep it short and sweet. I would love to write about how frisee lettuce is grown (it’s really cool!) and a bit about what a gastrique is, why it tastes so good and just how easy it is to make. If this is the kind of content that you love reading about and want to see more in future posts, please take a minute and shoot me a note with your thoughts in the comments.
QUICK COOKING TIP: After you have made the bacon fat dressing, it is going to be REALLY hot. If you pour this right on the frisee lettuce, it will wilt. Frisee is a hearty green, but it can’t hold up to hot sugar and fat being poured right onto it. Let the dressing cool just a bit before adding to the lettuce. Also, don’t pour the dressing on the salad. Pour it in the bottom of a large bowl (just enough to coat the lettuce) and then add the salad in on top. Use tongs to coat the lettuce- it will get in all the nooks and crannies as well as eliminate big sludgy spots of dressing.
FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE FRISEE SALAD RECIPE:
Looking for something to serve with this awesome salad? If you’re going to indulge, I would suggest pairing it with my crispy pork belly. What… is bacon fat dressing, bacon croutons and pork belly too much in one meal? No way. Give it a try with my tomato coulis. All the flavors work so well with one another. Yumm.
This salad also loves to be paired up with a nice porterhouse steak or a simple pan seared pork chop. I hope that you like this recipe and keep coming back for more. Have an excellent day in the kitchen!