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    Warm Spinach Salad W. Bacon Pecan Dressing & Goats Cheese

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    30 mins

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    MrsSPheonix's Note:

    This is one of Emeril's recipes that's a bit special for company. I have also just made the spinach salad with the bacon & the pecans, and left out the goats cheese cakes, it's good that way too.

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    1. 1
      In a sauté pan, cook the bacon until crispy, remove and keep aside.
    2. 2
      In the bacon fat, sauté the onions for 1 minute.
    3. 3
      Remove from the heat and pour into a mixing bowl, bacon fat and all.
    4. 4
      To the bowl add the crispy bacon, pecans, tablespoon of garlic and vinegar.
    5. 5
      Season with salt and black pepper.
    6. 6
      In another bowl, combine the cheese, sour cream, teaspoon of garlic and leeks together, and season the mix with salt and pepper.
    7. 7
      Form the mixture into small cakes (about 1oz in size)& dredge them in the flour.
    8. 8
      Dip the cakes in the egg wash, removing any excess.
    9. 9
      Dredge in the bread crumbs, coating each side completely.
    10. 10
      In a sauté pan, heat the olive oil.
    11. 11
      Pan-fry each cake for 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and heated all the way through.
    12. 12
      Remove and drain on a paper-lined plate.
    13. 13
      Season with salt and pepper.
    14. 14
      Toss the spinach with the dressing.
    15. 15
      Arrange the cakes around the greens.
    16. 16
      Serve warm with freshly ground black pepper.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 13, 2012


      this recipe was very good and i will make it again. I had some leftover sauted leeks i added. to the goat cheese patties which add a nice flavor The next time I will drain all the bacon fat. thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Warm Spinach Salad W. Bacon Pecan Dressing & Goats Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (207 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 543.0
    Calories from Fat 356
    Total Fat 39.6 g
    Saturated Fat 11.4 g
    Cholesterol 89.2 mg
    Sodium 657.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 32.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
    Sugars 3.4 g
    Protein 14.1 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    roasted pecans

    rice wine vinegar

    goat cheese

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