Saturday, May 21, 2011
French Fridays with Dorie: Bacon and Eggs and Asparagus Salad
No posts since February, and now two in one day? Sure, both are a day late, but do we really need to talk about that? I made this week's selection for French Fridays with Dorie, an asparagus salad with bacon and eggs, on Thursday and hoped to have the post up yesterday, but it didn't quite happen. On the positive side, this recipe is not just idling on my camera somewhere, like so many previous FFwD recipes that I never quite managed to post (hello beef daube, chocolate mousse cake, orange almond tart, and Basque tortilla).
As I said in my last post, I had some very exciting news that was sapping much of my energy and occupying my mind, but I have been looking forward to getting back to Around My French Table. I was looking forward to this recipe because I love bacon, eggs, and asparagus. Alas, it seems that my asparagus adoration has been put on hold, because I was not exactly feeling those green stalks. It seems that I have developed a (temporary, I hope) pickiness about certain foods.
Even though I was not loving the asparagus, I did enjoy the salad with vinaigrette, bacon, walnuts, and egg. Dorie gives us an easy technique for perfectly cooked eggs, and makes the salad very convenient by explaining what we can make ahead. It made a perfect light dinner along some jalapeño cheddar scones that I baked from the freezer. I know that I will be making versions of this salad (sans asparagus, for now) throughout the summer.
For this recipe, and so many more, pick up a copy of Around My French Table. Also, be sure to visit the French Fridays with Dorie site to see how everyone else is enjoying this French cooking journey (or to join in!).