B L T SALAD (restaurant recipe)

B L T SALAD (restaurant recipe)
Serves 8-10

2 heads Romaine lettuce, washed, dried and torn into bite sized pieces
1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise
1/2 pound bacon fried crisp, crumbled, fat reserved
1/2 baguette, cut into cubes olive oil
salt and pepper
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs, chives, parsley, basil and thyme recommended
2 scallions, minced
1 tsp garlic, minced
salt and pepper

  1. Place a large skillet over medium heat add olive oil and a tablespoon of bacon grease to pan. Allow to heat up. Add bread cubes and toss until golden and lightly crispy. Salt and pepper and set aside

  2. Prepare dressing, in a bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients and 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease, taste, add salt and pepper as needed.

  3. Toss dressing with lettuce, arrange on plates, top with tomatoes, croutons and crumbled bacon. Serve.