Bacon Egg Garden Salad with Warm Butter Dressing
Possibly the most perfect brunch recipe ever! Bacon and eggs over crisp lemony greens with warm butter dressing. I learned to make this salad while working with a friend, years ago, when I was in college and working for a steakhouse.
We could always eat for free from the salad bar and all of these ingredients were readily available and prepped at all times. So convenient and absolutely delicious!
This salad is beautiful and elegant in it's simplicity but each of the flavors is bold and together they create a very complex taste experience. The use of fresh lemon juice here is key, as well as freshly ground black pepper if you can get it. There's so much more flavor in freshly ground pepper and the lemon juice doesn't even compare to the bottled reconstituted juice.
I like to make my restaurant style sheet pan bacon to have on hand in the freezer or refrigerator for recipes like this so I can get out just a few pieces at a time. When the bacon is already available, any of these recipes are a snap to put together!
Chopping up your green onions and at least one lemon to have on hand in the refrigerator is another time saver. I find that when I take the time to prep the produce I've purchased for the next few days of cooking I'm far more likely to use up the produce and not forget or get lazy not using it and letting it get too old. Prepped produce gets used!
To get the eggs sliced cleanly and evenly, this tool is an awesome invention!
Investing in a butter warmer like this is inexpensive and it's so useful! This small long handled 1 cup pot with pour spout is used for warming many things besides butter in my kitchen but it does this best! Watch the video...