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Recipe: Salad "Lyonnaise" with Bacon and Eggs


Recipe: Salad
Janet A. Zimmerman
Traditional salade Lyonnaise is made with young, tender frisee as the base. Since this green can be difficult to find, I use arugula or a mix of bitter greens instead. If your market carries frisee, it's definitely worth trying. Unsure about poaching eggs? Check out this egg-poaching tutorial.

Yield: 2 Servings


  • 3 to 4 ounces bacon (2-3 thick slices)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons distilled vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon table salt
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 3-4 cups bitter greens such as arugula or mixed salad greens


1. Slice the bacon into pieces about 1x1/4 inches. Add the pieces to a small skillet and place over medium heat. Cook the bacon until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove it from the pan and drain on a paper towel, reserving the fat in the skillet.

2. To poach the eggs, follow the instructions here. Place the cooked eggs on a warm plate while you finish the salad.

3. If necessary, turn the heat back on under the bacon fat to warm it up. Whisk the vinegar into the warm bacon fat. Season with sugar, salt and pepper.

4. Toss the greens and about half of the bacon with the warm dressing. Divide the salad between two plates and top each salad with a poached egg. Sprinkle the remaining bacon over the salads.

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