Wilted Kale Salad – With Bacon and Eggs

Wilted Kale, Bacon and Eggs Salad

When I was a kid, my Mom used to make a wilted spinach salad. I loved it. I used that as inspiration for this dish. I have a lot of kale growing in my garden. As summer comes to a close, I feel the need to enjoy my garden produce more than ever.

It was muggy yesterday, and I wasn’t in the mood for a lot of cooking. I wanted something fast for dinner and a salad came to mind. I didn’t have any lettuce or spinach in the house- but I did have all that kale.

What I ended up having was even better than expected. A couple of hard cooked eggs, smoky bacon, onion, and a touch of maple syrup made this a dish I plan on having again soon. It is a lovely salad for a muggy end of summer dinner, and a nice Autumn salad, too.

 

Wilted Kale Salad With Bacon and Eggs

2-3 slices thick sliced bacon, chopped

1 onion, sliced

4-5 cups kale, washed and torn into pieces

2 T. cider vinegar

1 T. maple syrup

dash of hot sauce

2 hard- cooked eggs, peeled and cubed

In skillet cook bacon until crispy. Remove bacon from pan and set aside. Remove some of the fat from the pan- leaving about 2 tablespoonfuls. Add onion and cook until golden. Return bacon to pan and add the kale. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until kale in wilted. I don’t mind my kale on the firm side-cook it longer if you like it more tender. Drizzle in the vinegar, maple syrup and hot sauce and stir to coat evenly. Place on a serving dish and top with the eggs. Enjoy!!