Soft cooked egg and bacon salad

Soft cooked egg and bacon salad recipe

I love making brunch on week-ends. You get out of bed too late to have breakfast and still be hungry at noon. Or you get up at noon, it’s too late to call it breakfast but you’re still not ready to have lunch ;-) . This soft cooked egg and bacon salad is a perfect brunch recipe but, of course you can have it with any other meal! I usually skip mustard in the seasoning sauce when I make it in the morning, it’s less aggressive when you just woke up!

Preparation time: 10 mn  Cooking time: 10 mn

Ingredients (for 4 servings)

4 eggs
4 slices of bread
3 1/2 oz (100 g) of bacon
3 1/2 oz (100 g) of corn salad (you can also use arugula if you prefer)
6 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard (Click here to buy online)
1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper


1/ Preheat oven to 410° F (210° C / Th 7).

2/ Get water to a boil in a saucepan.

3/ Brush bread slices with olive oil (3 tablespoons) and bake in oven for 5 minutes on each side.

4/ When water is boiling, add eggs carefully. (I usually put the egg in a tablespoon, it’s much easier to get it gently to the bottom of the saucepan). Leave them in boiling water for 4 minutes. When they’re done rinse them with cold water and leave aside.

5/ Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add bacon slices. Cook for 3 minutes on each side, or until bacon looks crispy.

6/ When bacon is done, leave it in a plate covered with a napkin to drain its fat.

7/ Dice bread and cut bacon into pieces.

8/ Squeeze lemon in a bowl and whisk mustard, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper with it.

9/ In 4 plates, arrange corn salad, bacon and bread pieces. Serve on top lemon sauce.

10/ Carefully remove egg shells and place a soft cooked egg on top of each plate. Break it for the egg yolk to flow.

11/ Serve right away.

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20 thoughts on “Soft cooked egg and bacon salad

  1. 06/26/2009 at 9:45 PM

    Indeed, lovely to eat for brunch! I love it, my foodie friend!
    I just made something to for brunch, check,it out, at my latest post!

  2. 06/27/2009 at 2:26 AM

    Superb photo, it looks simply gorgeous :)

  3. 06/27/2009 at 4:24 AM

    I do brunch on weekends and these look lovely indeed! Gotta make one now, they are making me sooo hungry!

  4. 06/27/2009 at 1:49 PM

    Oooh – this is giving me ideas for our summer challenge:

  5. 06/27/2009 at 2:31 PM

    This is one of my all time favorite salads, thanks so much for sharing the recipe

  6. 06/27/2009 at 8:48 PM

    Great idea for a brunch. Love the eggs!

  7. 06/28/2009 at 2:34 PM

    what a lovely salad for brunch! Love the addition of bacon!

  8. 06/28/2009 at 4:57 PM

    We love this one. Just perfect for a lazy Sunday and we will do this one soon. happy Sunday! Best, s

  9. Miranda
    06/29/2009 at 12:33 PM

    I jusst saw a recipe like this in my cooking light mag. and asked my husband if he would eat a salad with egg…
    I think that it looks incredible and flavorful.
    Thank you for sharing

  10. 06/29/2009 at 8:05 PM

    Simple and good. Always tasty over fresh spinach too.

  11. 07/01/2009 at 4:59 AM

    I could definitely eat this any time of day!

  12. 07/04/2009 at 7:34 PM

    That is a tasty and filling sounding salad!

  13. 07/18/2009 at 12:02 AM

    this is my type of salad! i could eat plate after plate…. :)

  14. 02/12/2010 at 7:08 PM

    That’s a great salad, looks lovely would be great for valentines dinner. :-)

  15. 07/04/2010 at 3:59 PM

    It is really delicious and easy to make as well. I sometimes make myself the same brunch like this, but with mayonnaise.

  16. 11/07/2010 at 4:00 AM

    Great idea for a brunch. Love the eggs!

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  19. Flori
    10/21/2013 at 8:13 AM

    What does “corn salad” consist of?

  20. 12/08/2013 at 8:31 PM

    It’s also called mâche or lamb’s lettuce, here is a link to wikipedia so you can see a picture of it

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