I was born on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. My mom, Izetta, was born in Tennessee and raised in Waterford, Virginia. My dad, Charles Irving, was born in a small town outside of Leesburg, Virginia. Most of my aunts and uncles remained in Virginia. We would drive to the country every Sunday and had wonderful Sunday dinners with relatives. My mom would help cook in their big country kitchens. Nothing says comfort like southern food and. . .good ole' hospitality is truly a southern tradition.
Friday, October 30, 2015
STEAKHOUSE CHOPPED SALAD
This is the type of salad you would get when you went to a steakhouse years ago. I remember having a salad similar to this in a steakhouse in Oak Park, Illinois. My family always loved this salad. It's not fancy but very delicious. If you add a couple more eggs, it would be a complete meal.
4 slices bacon, diced 3 hard boiled eggs
1 small head iceberg lettuce, core removed and chopped
½ red onion, cut in half and thinly sliced
½ cup chopped green olives
16 cherry tomatoes, cut in half or 2 medium tomatoes, diced
4 scallions, chopped
½ cup mayonnaise
2 T apple cider vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
2 t granulated sugar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Fry bacon until crisp and set aside. Chop eggs, and set aside.
Chop lettuce and place in a salad bowl.
Add red onion, olives, tomatoes, and scallions to
In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise,
vinegar, garlic, and sugar.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Pour over salad and toss.
Add the bacon and chopped eggs and gently toss again.