Crispy lardons (bacon strips) team up with tender cooked eggs and peppery greens in this classic bistro salad.



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  • Bring a large, deep skillet of water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, add white vinegar. Fill a saucepan with warm water; set aside. Break an egg into a small bowl; holding bowl just over vinegar water, gently slide egg into water. Repeat with remaining eggs. Poach about 2 minutes (longer for firm yolks). Use a slotted spoon to transfer eggs to pan of warm water.

  • Place frisee in a large bowl; set aside. Cook bacon, stirring occasionally, in a medium saute pan over medium-high heat until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Add shallot; cook 1 minute. Add red-wine vinegar; bring to a boil, swirling to combine. Pour over frisee. Season with salt and pepper; toss to coat evenly. Divide among four plates. Drain eggs, and top each salad with one. Season egg with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.