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Celery, Fennel and Frisee Salad with Bacon Fat Dressing

September 11, 2012
Author Notes

Everything should be dressed with bacon fat. Vegetarians beware! —darksideofthespoon

  • Serves 4 large salads
Ingredients
  • Celery, Fennel and Frisee Salad
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 large head of frisee
  • Bacon Fat Dressing
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 cup warm bacon fat
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dijon
  • salt and pepper to taste
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Celery, Fennel and Frisee Salad
  2. Shave the fennel and celery on a mandoline, or as thinly as you can with a knife. Submerge in water and set aside.
  3. Rinse and cut the frisee into medium sized pieces. Add the fennel and celery before serving.
  1. Bacon Fat Dressing
  2. Warm the bacon fat in a pan until clear. Saute the minced shallot for 4-5 minutes, until soft. Add the olive oil, honey, dijon and vinegar.
  3. Pour this mixture into a jar and shake vigorously. Set aside.
  4. When ready to serve the salad, season with the dressing with salt and pepper to taste. Toss with your hands and make sure to try and piece or two to make sure the seasoning is correct.
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