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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Egg, Bacon & Asparagus Salad

Egg, Bacon, and Asparagus Salad
This was to be Wednesday night’s dinner for husband and me.  Son doesn’t like soft-boiled eggs.  Nephew doesn’t either (he was over visiting).  As usual, I had to make some adjustments.  For instance, no walnut oil, so I used pumpkin seed oil from Wegmans  (delicious oil, especially for those squash soups one makes in the fall).  I used sherry cooking wine as I had no sherry vinegar.  I used a little more of the Dijon mustard than what the recipe called for and am glad I did.  It added more punch to the salad.  Lemon juice would have brightened the dressing also, I think.
Easy enough to whip up this recipe.  I said the suggested prayer for each egg as I lowered them into the boiling water.  Prayers worked, no cracked eggs!  I chose to roast the asparagus in a 400 degree oven instead of trying cook for a mere 4 minutes.  Kitchen was in the usual state of mess as we sat down to enjoy this salad.  I toasted some pane rustic to go with the salad (it begs for bread does it not?) Husband asked if I took the picture for the blog before he started in eating.  He really liked this salad.  It was a meal! Son wouldn’t have any of it, but nephew said it was good but not to give him any of the soft-egg either.  Son instead asked for a BLT sandwich from the remaining bacon.  I obliged. 
Hope you all enjoyed your creation!


  1. Very nice. I am starting to feel a little better about not being totally in love with the soft egg!
    The egg prayer worked to get the eggs into the water - but Dorie should have told us to say an egg prayer when it came time to peel them...

  2. I thought a nice crusty bread would have been great with this salad, too! Your salad looks great. Glad you all enjoyed the salad.

  3. Hi Kathleen…not only are we both Jersey Girls but we share the same first name. We live in the Northwest corner now but I grew up in Morris County.

  4. Yes, bread would've been a perfect side to this - wish I had a nice loaf of sourdough! :) Your salad looks wonderful!