Ardennes Salad

Ardennes Salad
Ardennes salad is made with potatoes, bacon, onions and cooked green salad.
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Last modified on: February 25th 2024

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For 4 people, you will need:
  • 1 potatoes 700 g potatoes
  • 2 belly (streaky) bacon 200 g belly (streaky) bacon
  • 3 onion 1 onion
  • 4 lettuce 300 g lettuce
  • 5 oil 1 tablespoon oil
  • 6 oil 3 tablespoons oil
  • 7 vinegar 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 8 salt salt
  • 9 pepper pepper
  • Total weight: 1,415 grams

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22 min.48 min.1 hour 10 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 20 min.
Ardennes Salad
Cook 700 g potatoes with the skin on.

If possible, use small potatoes, such as "rattes", which are better suited to this recipe.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Ardennes Salad
Once cooked, peel and slice.

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Ardennes Salad
Cut 200 g belly (streaky) bacon into small pieces.

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Ardennes Salad
Prepare and chop 1 onion.

Set aside.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Ardennes Salad
Prepare 300 g lettuce.

Note: I've used arugula here, but a simple green salad will do just as well.

Stage 6 - 7 min.
Ardennes Salad
In a frying pan over high heat, pour 1 tablespoon oil and when hot, add the lardons.

Grill to taste, then remove to a plate, keeping the cooking fat in the pan.

Stage 7 - 15 min.
Ardennes Salad
Return the pan to the heat, then pour in the potatoes, season with salt and stir.

Grill to taste, then remove withe the grilled bacon plate.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
Ardennes Salad
Return the pan to the heat, pour in 3 tablespoons oil and when hot, add the chopped onion.

Season with salt and pepper, and cook for 1 minute without browning.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
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Add the salad...

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Ardennes Salad
...and cook for 1 or 2 minutes, stirring constantly. The lettuce will "fall", i.e. become very tender, so add 2 tablespoons vinegar.

Stage 11 - 3 min.
Ardennes Salad
Add the potatoes and bacon, mix well, check the seasoning and leave to warm through.

Stage 12
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Your Ardennes salad is ready.
Bacon and potatoes can be prepared well in advance.

Serve as is, or with a dash of vinegar added at the last minute.
1 or 2 days in the fridge, protected by cling film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,377 Kcal or 9,952 Kj37 gr149 gr181 gr
119 %14 %14 %27 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
168 Kcal or 703 Kj3 gr11 gr13 gr
8 %1 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
594 Kcal or 2,487 Kj9 gr37 gr45 gr
30 %4 %4 %7 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Sulfites
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 5.00 €
  • Per person : 1.25 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
PotatoesPotatoes: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: How to cook potato grenaille , Smoky sausage and mash, Potato gratin, Sorrel soup, Potatoes with prawns, ... All
LettuceLettuce: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Chicken club sandwich, Chicken and avocado bagels, Surf and turf club sandwich, Salad greens and small omelette, Lettuce "chiffonade", ... All
Belly (streaky) baconBelly (streaky) bacon: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Cured Pork Belly With Lentils, Winemaker's toast, Involtini-Style Filet Mignon , Sausagemeat, Melt-in-the mouth meat and vegetables in a sealed casserole, ... All
VinegarVinegar: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Pan bagnat, Montbenoit's canapés, Vol-au-vent, Cauliflower tabouleh, Chicken nems, ... All
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