So this is my BLT Salad. Sure, it looks just how you would expect a Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Salad to look like – Bacon, Lettuce & Tomatoes. Of course, the obvious choice to capture the bread component of a BLT is croutons, summarily added. But what about the mayonnaise? As any self-respecting sandwich lover knows, most sandwiches are really just mayonnaise delivery vehicles. For a BLT salad, we need a mayo based dressing, of course. But, what kind of mayo dressing? How about a mayo dressing made with BACON fat?
Stop. Just stop. We should all take a moment of silence and contemplate that.
So, with a 1/3rd of a cup of bacon fat, another 1/3rd of canola oil and a fresh, free range (honest free range, I know the supplier by name) egg yolk, – I went to Mayo-town. Whisking away like taste depended on it (and it did) I created a bacon mayo. So rich, so creamy…so rich! I added some whole grain dijon mustard and champagne vinegar to thin it out.
The next day, I composed the salad and added the dressing. The dressing was soooooo rich and filling, I couldn’t finish the salad and like I said, I was bloated and sick all afternoon. I think I’ve found veggies I like.
Dare I say it’s the first salad that left me bloated and sick? My motto is when you eat at my house if you don’t leave bloated and sick – I didn’t feed you enough. This salad fed me enough…..