Yield
4 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut potatoes into rectangular blocks; dice trimmings.

Step 2

Pour oil to a depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375°. 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 baking pan.

Step 3

Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until tender.

Step 4

Sprinkle diced potatoes and potato blocks with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; cool.

Step 5

Boil 1 cup balsamic vinegar in a heavy nonstick skillet until reduced to 1/2 cup; set aside.

Step 6

Cook bacon in skillet until crisp; remove bacon, reserving 1 1/2 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon, and set aside.

Step 7

Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar to reserved drippings, stirring balsamic dressing well.

Step 8

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 each potato block; insert 3 or 4 apple wedges in each slit. Spoon Warm Goat Cheese Fondue onto plates; spoon over potato, if desired. Drizzle plates with reduced balsamic vinegar, Parsley Oil, and Chili Oil. Serve immediately.

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