Yesterday we celebrated our first LA Pride weekend in West Hollywood.

This means a few things:

  1. Don’t expect to drive out of West Hollywood – it isn’t going to happen
  2. It won’t be a quiet weekend
  3. Mimosas alongside a delicious brunch are absolutely necessary pre-parade
This recipe wasn’t even really intended to be a brunch recipe, but the idea of topping the warm bacon and mushroom vinaigrette salad with a fried egg sounded too good to pass up. It was turned into brunch and eaten alongside some sparkling mimosas and a healthy dose of rainbows, pride and fit men in nothing but briefs.

Sometimes, even lettuce gets away with wearing very little. :)

When the vinaigrette includes both bacon and mushrooms, you know it is going to be extra flavorful and you don’t even need ¬†ingredients else where. Spinach is a natural companion to warm dressings as it wilts a bit, and I would highly suggest trying it with a poached or fried egg.

 

Warm Bacon & Mushroom Vinaigrette

by Inspired by Bon Appetit

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10-15 minutes

 

Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 4 oz bacon, sliced (about 2-4 slices)
  • 8 oz mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 small shallot, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp oil (grapeseed, canola, etc)
  • pepper
  • 6 oz fresh spinach
  • 2-4 fried or poached eggs if desired

Instructions

Heat pan over medium high heat.

Add bacon to pan and cook until crispy.

Add shallot and mushrooms to pan, stirring until tender, about 5-6 minutes.

Add red wine vinegar and water. Simmer until liquid reduces, about 2-4 minutes.

Stir in dijon and oil and serve over spinach or other greens.

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7 Comments (Reply )

  1. Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    Your recipes make me want to put eggs on everything! I’m going to have to incorporate some of your breakfast meals into my life asap.

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  2. Alysha @Shesontherun
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    This looks delicious. Although I don’t list bacon by itself, I love bacon flavored things. How weird is that!?

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  3. erin
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    Oh, yum! You can’t go wrong with bacon + spinach + eggs, ever! Sadly, my man doesn’t like mushrooms, but I’m gonna make it anyway :)

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  4. Mo
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

    Bacon and mushrooms!? Sounds heavenly…and I’ve been loving fried eggs on salads. :-)

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  5. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

    Yum, such a good idea. I freakin’ love bacon. :)

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  6. Dan Dingmann
    Jun 12, 2012 @ 6:38 am

    Wow! does that look good. Can’t wait to try it over some fresh spinach.

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  7. Jonathan
    Jun 12, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

    Wow, looks delicious! Like, seriously!

    I’m personally a vegetarian, and hardly ever miss meat, but posts like this give me nostalgia :)

    Reply

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