Farm House Tossed Salad

I had on Food TV in the background, not really paying attention to it when I heard Claire Robinson talk about a salad that had a warm bacon dressing and was topped with a fried egg.

Oh really?

Now that did have my attention!  Sadly not enough to stop what I was doing and see how she did it though.  Admittedly I have always been intrigued by the “warm bacon dressing” trend and was never really sure how to achieve. I did notice that the bacon grease was used a lot and as much as I love bacon, I really don’t want to eat the drippings.

I know it sounds weird but well there it is.  I couldn’t escape this idea though of a tossed salad with an egg on top and bacon dressing so I decided to make my own version for lunch.

I’m guessing on the measurements for you as this is more of a concept type of dish and can be adjusted how you see fit.

Andrea’s Farm House Tossed Salad

  • Mixed Greens
  • Chopped Tomato
  • Chopped Cucumber
  • Shredded Carrot
  • 1/4 Red Onion, chopped
  • 4 Slices of bacon, chopped
  • 2 Farm Fresh Eggs
  • 2 TBSP, Heaping of Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4C Balsamic Vinegar
  • Light Olive Oil

On two plates, pile up the mixed greens and add on the other veggies, except the onions.  Set aside.

In a skillet, drizzle in a little olive oil and heat over medium heat.  Fry up the eggs and season with salt and pepper on both sides.  Cook to your preferred doneness.  Remove and set aside.  In the same skillet drizzle in more olive oil, about 1 TBSP and add in the onions and bacon.  Sautee just until the onion starts to soften, then add in the mustard and balsamic vinegar and whisk together.  You may need to add in some more olive oil, it depends on how thick you want the dressing.

Turn off heat and drizzle the dressing over each salad.  Place egg on top of the salad and eat!

The salad won’t be super coated with dressing but it will be enough that it will give you great flavor and coat the salad.  This salad blew me away with the flavor combinations.  This was actually the first salad I had with a fried egg on top.  Normally if I have egg in a salad, it’s chopped hard boiled egg.  A fried egg was a whole new experience for me and it was a lovely one!

I’m not sure if I would want hard boiled egg now on a salad if I have the choice of fried!

I served this up for Scott and I one day for lunch and both of us didn’t speak to each other because we were too busy eating.  That’s always a good sign.

I’ve also done this minus the bacon with just sauteed onions and balsamic and mustard. Still excellent!

If you’ve never had a fried egg on top of a salad before, I suggest you try it soon!

Have fun guys, and remember, always play with your food!  Enjoy!

7 thoughts on “Farm House Tossed Salad

  1. This sounds amazing! If I can convince my wife that a fried egg on a salad is a good idea, then this will be on the menu within the week. The fact that it has bacon in it, should hopefully be enough to convince her!

  2. Hmmmmmm……interesting. I bet Jay would like this a lot. I’ve been looking for different, creative meals for him – I think this one meets the criteria! :)

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