Sheet Pan

Root-Veggie Slaw with Crispy Bacon

September 25, 2011
Author Notes

This dish was adapted from a rémoulade recipe in Nigel Slater’s Tender. (I looked at the picture, borrowed the dressing and the bacon, and ran with it). I think there is a nice balance of flavor and texture here, and its colorful too! Next time I might try it with the addition of some golden raisins. - cristinasciarra —Cristina Sciarra

Test Kitchen Notes

A very tasty side dish! I loved the crunchiness and freshness of the veggies mixed with the savory flavor of the bacon, and the apples were a great addition. The mustard/creme fraiche dressing with lemon gave it a nice tang. This was a great accompaniment to the smoked chicken we had for dinner. It’s easy to throw together and if you let it sit a bit, the flavors blend very nicely. - There'sAlwaysPie —There'sAlwaysPie

  • Serves 4 small portions
Ingredients
  • 3 medium-sized carrots
  • 2 parsnips
  • 1 hard, green apple
  • 1 head radicchio
  • 1/4 cup crème fraîche
  • the juice and zest of 1 medium-sized lemon
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 4-5 pieces bacon
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Directions
  1. In an oven set to 375°F, cook bacon on a sheet pan until crispy. Remove from oven, and set one a rack over paper towels to drain.
  2. Peel and wash carrots, parsnip and the apple. Julienne everything using a mandolin at 1/8 inch. Roughly chop radicchio, and then toss everything together in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate small bowl, zest and juice the lemon. Add mustard, crème fraîche, and honey; mix to incorporate. Season to taste.
  4. With your hands, mix together the dressing with the vegetables. Cut the bacon into bite-sized pieces, and scatter across the top.

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Cristina is a writer, cook, and day job real estate developer. She studied literature, holds an MFA in Fiction Writing, and completed the Basic Cuisine course at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She lives in Jersey City with her husband--a Frenchman she met in Spain--and their sweet black cat, Minou. Follow her writings, recipes, publications and photography at theroamingkitchen.com.