Wilted Curly Endive
Unlike other wilted versions, this salad is not sweet. Vinegar and bacon give it old-fashioned savory goodness.
12 bacon strips, diced
3 medium bunches curly endive
4 quarts water
2 1/4 teaspoon salt - divided use
2 to 3 tables cider vinegar
3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Cook bacon until crisp; remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Reserve 3 tablespoons drippings.
- Cut or tear endive from center stalk; discard the stalks. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, bring water and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt to boil. Add endive; cover and cook for 3 minutes. Drain.
- Stir in bacon, reserved drippings, vinegar, onion, pepper and remaining salt; mix well. Serve immediately.
Makes 6 servings.