Friday, April 6, 2012

French Fridays with Dorie: Asparagus and Bits of Bacon

Everything is better with bacon....

I am going to have to make this a brief post.  Had a bit of oral surgery today and am in a bit of a vicodin haze, but wanted to post nonetheless.  A very simple side dish, and one that will be repeated very soon, Asparagus and Bits of Bacon was not particularly challenging but the flavors were top notch.  Asparagus is lightly cooked and dressed with a bit of lemon juice and walnut oil (or, if you prefer, hazelnut oil).  I really enjoyed the nutty flavor of the oil with the asparagus, and would even serve it without the bacon and onion topping, but, c'mon...what isn't better with bacon and onions?  Delicious and nutritious, while at the same time clogging the arteries.  But, as Paula Deen has said...I'm a cook, I'm not your doctor. 

Until next week, mes chers, bon apétit!


  1. Bacon is never a bad idea. On vegetables, in cookies, in ice cream, in bread...
    Hope the drugs are doing their work for you!

  2. Hilarious and appropriate quote. My 15 year old deemed this his favorite "Dorie Dish" so far...explaining it almost felt healthy. Yup - he said almost. Nana enjoyed it as well and will be making it for our Easter dinner this Sunday when I show up with my troops (forks in hand). Good luck with the Vicodin and hope you feel better. And keep that bacon handy...we may all need it to deal with those sardines next week :)

  3. Everything is better with bacon... Hope it distracted you from recovering from your surgery.