Not only is the salad topped with bacon and eggs, but the eggs themselves are rolled around in the hot bacon fat. Sounds good, but if I die of a heart attack one of these days, you can trace its roots back to this salad.
The recipe calls for a soft boiled egg. I like hard boiled eggs and I like runny over easy or poached eggs, but if my boiled egg is at all runny, or my runny eggs are at all hard, I get grossed out and can't eat it. I don't know why. I'm aware that it doesn't make sense. Dorie provides alternate instructions for poaching the egg instead of soft-boiling it, but because I'm 100% sure that I'd bust a poached egg rolling it around in bacon grease, I decided to just fry up an over easy egg using the grease. I wish I had a picture of the egg when I dropped it in the pan--all of the white bubbled up and cooked in that shape. It looked like a bubble bath. WEIRD. Sadly, the effect was lost when I flipped the egg.
|I need to put a cardiologist on speed-dial.|
It takes a lot for a salad to win me over, and this one was good. Now I need a nap. The fact that I plan to cook Creamy, Cheesy, Garlicky Rice With Spinach as a dinner component is not going to help matters. I definitely need to find healthy recipes for the rest of the week.
Conclusion: Liked it, but won't make it often.