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My famous ‘Bacon & Blue cheese salad’ April 21, 2007

Posted by Rambling Man in General Bloggery.

Go on ! Try something different … here’s the recipe for my bacon & blue cheese salad. i say “my” like I owe bacon and blue cheese but you know what I mean … goes very well with a little white wine and / or as an accompaniment to a light meal. If I can make something that’s this tasty, then so can any eejit man !

Rambling Bacon & Blue cheese salad (serves 4)

Ingredients : 6 streaky rashers, 1 small block of Danish blue cheese (€2 or €3 worth), mixed lettuce leaves, 1 chopped shallot, 1 scallion, olive oil, black pepper.

Simple really …

1 – Gently grill the rashers until crispy (don’t fry them because they’ll go soggy and a soggy rasher is a bad rasher !). Cut into small pieces. There’s no right or wrong way to do it.

2 – Dice the blue cheese into small dice sized cubes. The size of the dice you’d never find if you dropped it on the floor during an important game of Monopoly.

3 – Put the lettuce into a bowl and toss gently with 2 tbsp of olive oil, the chopped shallot and milled black pepper. Sprinkle the salad with the blue cheese and bacon bits and toss again.

4 – Serve with finely chopped scallion bits on top, if you want. If not then a topped scallion, dipped in salt and then in ketchup is yer only man !

That’s good eatin’ !



1. GerryOS - April 22, 2007

If I may suggest an enhancement: add some ripe avocado to the mix.

Oh yes, and serve it with a nice floury blaa!

2. Rambling Man - April 23, 2007

jaysis i must try that. finding a ripe avoca…. what did you call it ? around these parts is a tough job. granny smiths is about the nearest !

3. GerryOS - April 23, 2007

That reminds me of the apocryphal story I once heard about Peter Mandelson. He was on the election campaign in his constituency of Hartlepool, when he went into a chipper to show he was a man of the people, and not a soft, southern, Chardonnay-sipping oul shite (try saying that quickly.)

He ordered his fish and chips, and then pointed to the tub of mushy peas and asked “And can I have some of the avocado dip as well, please?”

4. Rambling Man - April 23, 2007

tis far from avocado dip and chips we were reared ! although keeping with the chip theme, it certainly is something more heathly you could have with them. reminds me of a story i gave out about a few weeks back – went to try and get something non fried for breakfast and the extensive menu options on the local cafe was “full irish”, “mini irish”, “3 item breakfast” and “children’s mini irish” ! lovely !

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