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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Love at first....taste

The first time I had a wedge salad was last summer. My cousins and I went to Johnny Carinos, and my cousin Natalie told me I had to try a wedge salad. I had no idea what that even was. She explained it a little bit, so I decided to risk it.

Best decision I ever made. Besides marrying my hubs :)


I fell in love with this salad, and I longed to taste it yet again. I talked about it to anyone who would listen, and dreamed about the crisp lettuce, the smooth dressing, and the crunch of the bacon.

On our honeymoon, we went to Outback steakhouse, and they had wedge salads. Since I'd be salivating over them for the last year, there was no question as to whether I would get one or not.

Sadly, I wasn't as satisfied as I had been at Carinos, so my obsession continued.

All along, I've thought about making it on my own, but I had this fear that I would ruin it, and then ruin my love for these salads.

Last week I finally had the courage to try.


And I'm proud to say that it was a success!

It was delicious. Woody didn't want blue cheese so he put ranch on his, and then tried mine and regretted that decision. Good thing I like to share.

Wedge Salad


1 head of iceberg lettuce
8 slices of cooked bacon
2 hard boiled eggs
1/2 c of red onion, chopped
1 c tomatoes, chopped
blue cheese, crumbled
blue cheese dressing

Wash the lettuce and cut the head into 4 quarters(thus the wedge)

Cook your bacon...I like my almost burned and really crispy.

Slice up your eggs, onions, bacon, and tomatoes.

Place the wedge on a plate, then pour the dressing on top.


Sprinkle the onions, tomatoes, bacon, eggs, and cheese on top.


Enjoy!

On a side note, discovering blue cheese dressing as an adult is way more amazing then discovering it as a kid. When I was little, I was freaked out by the title alone, and then by the chunks floating in my salad dressing. Now, I want to eat it on everything. And I do.

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2 Comments:

At May 8, 2011 at 6:28 PM , Blogger LisaK said...

Love all sorts of salads! If you don't already, I would suggest cooking bacon in the oven and homemade blue cheese dressing. I'll find my recipe and share.

 
At May 9, 2011 at 10:52 AM , Blogger Erika said...

mmm that sounds amazing! I have blue cheese on hand, so I would love that!

 

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