Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Broccoli Salad

From Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen – Trisha Yearwood

½ pound bacon
2 C small broccoli florets
1 C mayonnaise
1 Tbsp cider vinegar
1/3 C chopped onion
¼ C sugar
¾ C raisins
½ C sunflower kernels

In a medium skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat just until crisp; drain on paper towels. When cool enough to handle, crumble the bacon and set aside.
Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli and blanch until bright green and slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Drain well, run under cold water to stop the cooking, and drain again.
In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, onion, sugar and raisins. Add the broccoli and toss to coat with the dressing. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Just before serving, fold in the sunflower kernels and all but 2 tablespoons of the crumbled bacon. Sprinkle the reserved bacon over the salad to garnish. Serve immediately.

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