Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
Belgian Name = Salade Liegoise While browsing recipes for Zaar World Tour II, I've been amazed to find that what I consider everyday Texas fare is actually considered international food. This is yet another example of a dish I've eaten for years without knowing of it's Belgian origin.
- 4 medium potatoes
- 1 lb fresh green beans
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 5 slices lean smoked bacon, diced
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon chopped spring onion
- Place the potatoes in a large saucepan of salted water, bring to the boil and cook for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
- Place the beans in a large saucepan, cover with cold water and season with salt. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 5-8 minutes or until just tender.
- Meanwhile, heat the butter in a frying pan, add the bacon and fry for 5 minutes or until crisp, turning from time to time.
- Add the wine vinegar to the frying pan and boil rapidly, scraping up any bits of bacon. Continue to boil until reduced by 2/3rds.
- Drain the cooked potatoes then peel them and cut them into slices.
- Drain the beans and arrange in a salad bowl.
- Place the potatoes around the outsides, sprinkle with the chopped parsley and spring onions then pour the diced bacon together with the vinegar over the top.
- Serve warm.