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Warm salad of smoked crispy bacon

Warm salad of smoked crispy bacon on baby leaf spinach topped with a hot poached egg

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4 people


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250g smoked lower salt bacon
4 large eggs
1 bag baby leaf spinach
8 radishes
1 courgette
2 slices wholemeal bread
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar


Preparing the poached eggs

  1. Step 1- Bring a pan of water to a rolling boil and add the vinegar, crack an egg into a small cup ensuring that the yolk remains intact.
  2. Step 2- With a large slotted spoon stir the water so it forms a well in the middle, gently pour the egg into the centre of the pan
  3. Step 3– Let the egg cook for 2 minutes then carefully remove with a slotted spoon and put into a bowl of cold/iced water to stop it cooking
  4. Step 4– Repeat for the other 3 eggs

Preparing the salad

  1. Step 1- Dice the bacon and dry fry in a frying pan on a medium heat until crispy, remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set to one side.
  2. Step 2- Remove the crusts from the bread and cut into crouton size dice, gently cook in the frying pan until crispy.
  3. Step 3- Slice the radishes and using a vegetable peeler make long thin ribbons with the courgette. Mix the baby leaf spinach with the courgette ribbons and sliced radish
  4. Step4 – Divide the baby spinach between 4 plates, sprinkle with the bacon and croutons.
  5. Step 5- When you are ready to serve the salads gently put the pre cooked poached eggs into a pan of boiling water for 1 minute, remove carefully with a slotted spoon, drain on some kitchen paper and place an egg on top of each salad and season with some freshly ground black pepper.