Mixed Greens with Hot Bacon Dressing #SundaySupper

greens with hot bacon dressing

Mixed Greens with Hot Bacon Dressing used to be dandelions with hot bacon dressing when I was growing up. At the crack of dawn on Easter morning I’d be out in the yard picking dandelions before the flowers opened for the day. Tender baby greens, not too bitter. closed buds were okay too.
It was safe back then to eat things out of your yard. Dandelions, violets, purslane, raspberries, wild strawberries and so on. The point is that we didn’t use chemicals to kill weeds. Yes, some people in the neighborhood did. That was fine then, we weren’t in the habit of foraging the neighbors’ yards. Especially not on Easter unless I was invited to an egg hunt!
Today you can buy dandelion at some stores and farmers markets. There is just something about buying dandelion that I can’t quite get use to doing. Lucky for me, we like arugula or mixed baby greens just as well.
Hot bacon dressing is a PA Dutch thing as far as I know. My ancestors on my Mom’s side spoke PA Dutch and really loved their Wos-Wit homemade or store bought.
This hot bacon dressing is very rich. Its sweet and sour bite gets an extra kick from salty bacon. A little goes a long way. Its okay to indulge once a year, right? 😉 If you have any guilt, just send me your leftovers!

As a side note this dressing can be made without bacon by using all butter instead of bacon fat.

Bunny please don’t eat the salad its for Sunday Supper!
bacon dressing and bunny

greens with hot bacon dressing

Mixed Greens with Hot Bacon Dressing
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  • ½ cup bacon grease
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 cups of mixed greens washed and drained
  • 6 thick slices of bacon cut into pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar or to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Fry bacon in a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon pieces, set aside.
  2. Reduce heat to low. Add butter. Slowly heat to warm.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Add a little at a time, stirring constantly into the butter cream mixture. Increase heat and cook until thickened.
  4. Add cooked bacon, stir. Pour over greens and serve immediately.

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55 Responses to Mixed Greens with Hot Bacon Dressing #SundaySupper

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  3. Liz says:

    This is the sort of salad the hubby loves to order when we’re out for dinner! I really need to make it at home…your recipe looks perfect, Cindy!!!
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  7. You had me at hot bacon! What a fabulous, creative recipe! Looks just amazing! I think I could just eat up your dressing!
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  15. Ohhhh, this sounds divine! I want have some right now! Happy Easter
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  16. This calls out to my PA-Dutch heart!
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  18. Tara says:

    Love a hot bacon dressing, this salad looks fabulous!!

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  20. Shaina says:

    A good salad is always good to have for the holidays!
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  21. Sarah says:

    LOve the combination of spring and winter flavour!
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  22. Yummy! I haven’t had warm bacon dressing in 20 years. Not exactly sure why, but your recipes looks fantastic, and it has me wanting some now!

  23. With those wonderful good-for-you greens a bit of extra bacon on Easter Sunday (or any day) is definitely great! Love that you were able to pick salad from your own backyard as a child =)

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  26. MealDiva says:

    I love bacon and this salad sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try your recipe!
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  27. Love this hot bacon dressing!!! Swoon!
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  28. Bea says:

    I just love this recipe, Cindy :)
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  29. You surly had me at bacon!! WOW!
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  30. I love hot bacon dressing! I would devour this salad!
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  31. I have often wondered about dandelion greens and which ones were edible! I would love to forage for salad in my yard and I don’t even have to plant them, they just grow. And grow. :) Thank you for sharing this salad recipe!
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  33. The bunny would not stand a chance of getting ANY of this salad in my house. I LOVE the dressing as well as your stories of picking dandelions and eating them.

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  36. I love a good hot bacon dressing! My parents actually both speak Pennsylvania Dutch–their parents were both Amish before they were born. We never had this dressing, but we sure did cook a lot of other bacon things. I’m sure this would fit right in in our family.
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