My husband asked me to serve a spinach salad with hot bacon dressing for a dinner party we were giving for friends. I found this one online. It easy to prepare and delicious. I served it over a simple salad of spinach topped with shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese and served it with a Viognier blend wine from Australia. Everything paired beautifully! It also pairs well with a Riesling.
Hot Bacon Dressing
8 slices meaty bacon
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup white vinegar
- Fry bacon until very crisp. Drain, crumble and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar, cornstarch and salt, and slowly pour in water and vinegar, whisking constantly.
- In a medium pan, add the crumbled bacon and pour the vinegar mixture over it. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens slightly.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 15-20 minutes. It will continue to thicken.
Serves approximately 10-12. I cut the recipe in half without any problems.