Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Total Time
10 Mins
Yield
Serves 8 (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

Taste and Texture: Salty, smoky, and tart. Thin-bodied, with chunks of bacon crumbles and chopped shallots. Try with: Main-dish green salad with shredded rotisserie chicken; grilled or roasted chicken or trout; seared scallops; steamed or sautéed green beans or asparagus; roasted Brussels sprouts.

How to Make It

Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add bacon to pan; cook until crisp. Remove bacon, reserving 1 1/2 tablespoons drippings in pan. Crumble bacon. Add crumbled bacon and shallots to pan; cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, and stir in vinegar and next 3 ingredients (through sugar). Gradually add olive oil to the vinegar mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk.

Chef's Notes

Tips: Add the oil slowly, drop by drop at first, stirring constantly with a whisk to get an emulsion. Mustard is an emulsifier and helps stabilize the blend.

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