Warm goat cheese and potato salad

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 larges Potato, yukon gold
\N \N Vegetable or corn oil
1 teaspoon Salt, divided
1 teaspoon Pepper, divided
1 cup Balsamic vinegar
8 slices Bacon
1½ tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
½ pounds Frisee lettuce or gourmet greens
1 tablespoon Parsley, fresh, chopped
1 tablespoon Chives, chopped
1 tablespoon Thyme, fresh chopped
1 \N Granny Smith apple, cut into thin wedges
\N \N Warm Goat Cheese Fondue
\N \N Parsley Oil
\N \N Chili Oil

Cut potatoes into rectangular blocks; dice trimmings. Pour oil to a depth of 3 inches into a dutch oven; heat to 375F. Fry diced potato in oil 2 minutes or until golden. Drain and set aside. Fry potato blocks 6 minutes or until golden. Drain and place in a shallow pan. Bake at 375F for 10 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle diced potato and potato blocks with ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper; cool. Boil 1 cup balsamic vinegar in a heavy nonstick skillet until reduced to ½ cup; set aside. Cook bacon in skillet until crisp; remove bacon, reserving 1½ tablespoons drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon and set aside. Add remaining ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, and 1 ½ balsamic vinegar to reserved drippings, stirring balsamic dressing well.

Combine diced potato, bacon, frisee and next 3 ingredients in a large salad bowl; drizzle with balsamic dressing, and toss gently. Arrange salad evenly on individual salad plates, stand potato blocks upright in center. Cut a slit in top of potato blaock; insert 3 or 4 apple wedges into each slit.

Spoon Warm Goat Cheese Fondue onto plates, spoon over potato, if desired.

Drizzle plate with reduced vinegar, Parsley Oil and Chili Oil. Serve immediately. Yeild 4 servings

Notes: Three other recipes are used in this salad. Warm Goat Cheese Fonue, Parsley Oil, and Chili Oil

Per serving: 178 Calories; 7g Fat (31% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 26g Carbohydrate; 11mg Cholesterol; 750mg Sodium Posted to FOODWINE Digest 09 Dec 96 Recipe by: Southern Living Best Recipe 1996/tpogue@...

From: terry pogue <tpogue@...> Date: Mon, 9 Dec 1996 13:17:28 +0100

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