Amish Hot Bacon Dressing Salad

This hot bacon dressing salad is like a taste of home for me. This simple salad topped with boiled eggs, crispy bacon pieces and a sweet and tangy homemade dressing, was the salad my Mom made for her busy catering business, where she served large amounts of creamy mashed potatoes, homemade bread, stuffing, various meats, pies and more while we were with the old order Amish. Hot bacon dressing salad is a great option for a quick salad to toss together for a special dinner, potluck or holiday dinner, but also tastes great as a meal in itself! If you would enjoy other salad recipes, be sure to try out my Amish potato salad, curried chicken cobb salad or maple cinnamon fruit salad.

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Amish Hot Bacon Dressing Recipe

Amish Hot Bacon Dressing Salad

marilynpeight
This simple salad of lettuce, boiled eggs and crisp bacon bits, is topped with a deliciously creamy, sweet and tangy homemade dressing that makes this salad the perfect side dish for any meal!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Amish
Servings 8

Equipment

  • Skillet (linked below)
  • Stainless steel measuring cups (linked below)
  • Cutting board (linked below)
  • Whisk (linked below)

Ingredients
  

For the salad:

  • 2-3 heads romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
  • 4 strips of bacon (uncooked)

For the Hot Bacon Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons reserved bacon grease
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour leveled
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt slightly heaping, or to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cook the bacon strips in a large skillet until browned nicely. Remove the bacon and drain all but two tablespoons of bacon grease.
  • Combine the egg, milk, vinegar, sugar and salt together in a small mixing bowl and set aside. Whisk the flour and reserved bacon grease together in the skillet to create a smooth roux, then pour in the egg, milk and vinegar mixture. Turn the heat to medium, then whisk the hot bacon dressing constantly until thickened. Remove the dressing from heat as soon as it has thickened to prevent the egg from curdling. Allow to cool slightly *see note.
  • Chop the lettuce, then place into the bottom of a serving bowl, or onto a large platter. Top with sliced, boiled eggs and crumbled bacon. Pour the hot bacon dressing over top or serve it separately. The dressing can be served with the salad while warm, or after chilled. Enjoy!

Notes

If the dressing thickens too much to pour once cooled, additional milk or water can be whisked in to loosen the dressing back up. 
Be sure to whisk the eggs into the milk and vinegar mixture before adding it to the roux in the skillet. Whisk the mixture constantly until thickened and then remove immediately from the heat once the dressing has thickened to prevent the eggs from curdling. 
Additional notes and step by step photos below. 
Keyword Amish, hot bacon dressing, homemade dressing, salad, Amish recipe
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Equipment needed for this Amish hot bacon dressing salad:

  • Skillet I like to use my large non-stick skillet for cooking the bacon and hot bacon dressing in. You can also bake the bacon, reserve two tablespoons grease and then cook the dressing in the skillet as usual.
  • Measuring cups Measuring cups are needed to ensure you have an accurate measurement of the milk, vinegar and sugar needed to make the hot bacon dressing.
  • Cutting board A cutting board is useful to have for chopping up the lettuce and dicing the bacon
  • Whisk A whisk is needed to whisk the flour and bacon grease together, as well as for whisking the remaining ingredients while they cook and thicken up nicely to make the hot bacon dressing.

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Ingredients needed for this hot bacon dressing salad: eggs, milk, vinegar, sugar, lettuce, salt, flour and bacon strips.

Optional add-ins for the hot bacon dressing salad:

  • cherry tomatoes
  • sliced scallions/spring onions
  • spinach
  • avocado slices
  • diced or sliced bell pepper
  • cucumber slices
  • ham or chicken chunks

Step 1: Cook the bacon strips in a large skillet until browned nicely. Remove the bacon and drain all but two tablespoons of bacon grease.

Can the bacon be baked instead of fried?

Yes, I actually prefer to bake bacon strips instead of frying them, because there is less cleanup on the stovetop. To bake the bacon strips, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then bake the bacon at 400 until crisped up to your preference.

Step 2: Combine the egg, milk, vinegar, sugar and salt together in a small mixing bowl and set aside. Whisk the flour and reserved bacon grease together in the skillet to create a roux, then pour in the egg, milk and vinegar mixture. Turn the heat to medium, then whisk the hot bacon dressing constantly until thickened. Remove the dressing from heat as soon as it has thickened to prevent the egg from curdling. Allow to cool slightly.

Step 3: Chop the lettuce, then place into the bottom of a serving bowl, or onto a large platter. Top with sliced, boiled eggs and crumbled bacon.

Step 3 continued: Pour hot bacon dressing over the salad, or serve separately. Enjoy!

Storage for this hot bacon dressing salad.

This hot bacon salad is best when fresh if the dressing has been poured over the lettuce. However, you can store extra dressing in a separate container and keep it refrigerated for several days before using. The dressing will thicken as it cools, so feel free to reheat it, or add more liquid before using up the leftover dressing.

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