Bistro-style red endive salad

Bistro-style red endive salad
Have you tried red Belgian endives? They are similar in size to the more common white sort, just as crunchy, but slightly less bitter.

They are the main feature in this salad inspired by French bistro cuisine: combined with chopped hard-boiled eggs, fried ham and croutons, in a rémoulade dressing.
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Last modified on: March 11th 2020

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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Bistro-style red endive salad
Prepare 750 g red Belgian endives...

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Bistro-style red endive salad
...slice finely and put in a salad bowl.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Bistro-style red endive salad
Add the chopped parsley and mix well.

Cover with a plate while preparing the rest.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Bistro-style red endive salad
Finely chop 2 hard-boiled eggs.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Bistro-style red endive salad
Cut 2 slices bread into small cubes.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Bistro-style red endive salad
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a small frying pan on high heat. When really hot, add 2 slices smoked ham.

Fry rapidly on both sides.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Bistro-style red endive salad
Remove from the pan and cut into strips with scissors.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Bistro-style red endive salad
Use the same pan, without cleaning and still on high heat. Pour in 3 tablespoons olive oil and when good and hot, add the bread cubes.

Stage 9
Bistro-style red endive salad
Fry the croutons until golden brown all over, stirring frequently.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Bistro-style red endive salad
Tip the croutons, eggs and ham into the salad bowl. Add 4 tablespoons Rémoulade dressing and stir in well.

Stage 11
Bistro-style red endive salad
Your bistro-style red endive salad is ready.
Of course, if you don't have red endives, the white sort will do fine.

You can use a vinaigrette (French dressing) instead of the rémoulade if you prefer.
A few hours in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,109 Kcal or 4,643 Kj32 gr95 gr99 gr
55 %12 %9 %15 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
98 Kcal or 410 Kj3 gr8 gr9 gr
5 %1 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
277 Kcal or 1,160 Kj8 gr24 gr25 gr
14 %3 %2 %4 %
% 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: Egg, Gluten, Sulfites, Mustard
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 3.54 €
  • Per person : 0.89 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Red Belgian endiveRed Belgian endive: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Red endive appetizers, Bistro-style endive salad, ... All
Rémoulade dressingRémoulade dressing: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Verrine of avocado mousse and crab, Cucumber, avocado and mussel salad, Crunchy salad, Bistro celery salad, Cauliflower and egg salad, ... All
BreadBread: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Fried cheese toasties with avocado, Eggs meurette, Avocado mousse with sorrel, Comtoise endive salad, Caesar salad, ... All
Smoked hamSmoked ham: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Pasta with green asparagus, Chicano burger, Sautéd broccoli with ham, Vegetable tian, Gougères, ... All
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