Baby Frisée With Poached Egg and Pancetta

Total Time
45mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

Cucina Rustica

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and pancetta to a skillet; cook over medium heat until pancetta is crisp.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, remove pancetta to paper towels to drain; set aside.
  3. Make salad dressing: combine the olive oil, vinegars, garlic, shallot, salt, and pepper in a small bowl; set aside.
  4. Poach the eggs: use your preferred method or as follows—bring enough water to cover whole (unshelled) eggs to boil in a small saucepan; gently lower eggs into boiling water.
  5. Let them boil only for 30 seconds, then carefully remove them (this preliminary cooking serves to set the whites a bit and makes the eggs much easier to handle).
  6. Bring the 5 cups water and cider vinegar to a simmer in a deep skillet.
  7. Gently crack each egg and open it directly over the simmering water.
  8. Let the egg gently slide into the water; spoon simmering water over the eggs if they are not completely submerged.
  9. Remove the skillet from the heat and cover for 4-5 minutes; assemble salad during this time.
  10. To make 6 individual servings: place 1 head of frisée on each plate and spoon the dressing on top.
  11. When poached eggs are ready, with a slotted spoon lift them out of the water and onto a kitchen towel to drain.
  12. Carefully place the drained eggs on the dressed frisées.
  13. Season to taste with salt and pepper; scatter pancetta over the eggs.
  14. Garnish each plate with freshly made crostini; serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Wow! The vinaigrette went great with the pancetta. The combination of all ingredients was tantalizing my taste buds more and more with each bite. I would highly recommend this for a special occasion brunch. Thank you.

Katanashrp April 30, 2013

Wonderful salad! The bitterness of the frisee is perfectly offset by the flavors of the egg and pancetta. The dressing is nice and light, a lovely complement to the whole. Thanks for sharing!

Starrynews April 23, 2010