Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hot Bacon Salad Dressing

I had this dressing about 25 years ago at a restaurant in Utah out by the Cottonwood Mall. It's no longer there, but I still think about the salad. I serve this over spinach, bacon, hard boiled eggs, caramelized purple onion and goat cheese. Delish.

4 slices bacon
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup water
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup bacon fat

Fry bacon until crisp. Drain fat and set aside. Crumble bacon. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the water, vinegar, flour, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Return the fry pan to the stove over medium heat. Add the bacon fat, and sugar. Gently stir until the sugar dissolves into the fat. Slowly add the flour/water mixture. Heat to boiling and whisk constantly until the dressing has thickened. Use immediately or refrigerate and reheat just before serving.

Add the bacon to your salad ingredients and toss with the dressing to serve.