Saturday, August 6, 2011

Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

8 slices of applewood bacon
3 hard cooked eggs, chopped
1 1/2 pounds fresh spinach
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
6 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
4 Tablespoons finely chopped onion
4 Tablespoons toasted pine nuts, for garnish

Cook the bacon, cool then crumble. Discard all but 4 tablespoons of the bacon fat. Put the bacon fat and the remaining dressing ingredients in a 2 cup microwave container (measuring cup).
Microwave on high 2-3 minutes until dressing comes to a boil.
Put chilled spinach in a bowl, add the bacon and chopped eggs. Pour on desired amount of boiling dressing. Mix thoroughly and serve immediately, top with toasted pine nuts.

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