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  • Warm Bacon Salad

Sharing favorite recipes and cooking the same dishes is a great way to feel more connected virtually. This exclusive “Bacon and Egg Salad” recipe from Chef and California Bacon Guru Tony Baker is an easy and delicious starter—perfect with our Ultra Brut sparkling wine.

Bacon can be healthy! Chef Tony created this bacon and egg salad when he was trying to figure out a way to put bacon in everything. It’s been a hit with his friends and family for over the last decade. This salad uses every last drop of bacon goodness with the lardons and then poaching the egg in the fat. Perfect addition to any lunch or dinner.

Ingredients for Salad

8 oz Baker's Dry Cured Double Smoked Slab Bacon
4 pasture raised eggs
5 oz clamshell of spring mix greens
3 oz Craisins
Simple mustard vinaigrette
Salt & Pepper to taste

Ingredients for Croutons

Small loaf of crusty or day old bread
4 oz melted butter
1 tsp chopped garlic
4 oz shredded parmesan
Salt & Pepper to taste

Ingredients for Vinaigrette

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, about 1 lemon
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp tarragon, torn
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup olive oil


Step 1: Make the Vinaigrette
* In a medium bowl, whisk together lemon juice, mustard, tarragon, salt, sugar and pepper.
* Slowly whisk in olive oil. Adjust seasoning, if necessary

Step 2: Bake the Croutons
* Tear small loaf of crusty or day old bread into 3/4 inch chunks
* Toss with 4 oz of melted butter and 1 tsp chopped garlic and season with salt and pepper
* Bake in 350° oven for 10 minutes
* Remove, add 4 oz of shredded parmesan cheese and bake for additional 5 minutes or until golden brown

Step 3: Cook the Bacon
* Cut slab bacon into small 1/2 inch cubes to make lardons
* Using shallow fry pan, heat 3/4 inch bacon grease or 100% canola oil
* Add bacon and stir occasionally
* Cook until outside is crispy; remove and place on paper towel

Step 4r: Poach the Eggs
* Re-use bacon grease and heat in small sauce pan to 230°
* Poach eggs in fat, 3-4 minutes

Step 5: Assemble the Salad
* While eggs are poaching, combine greens, tomatoes, croutons, Craisins, and bacon in a large bowl and toss with vinaigrette. Add salt & pepper to taste
* Divide salad into 4 bowls and top place poached egg with soft runny center on top of each salad
* Season egg with salt