fried shallots & blue cheese salad

Mention the word fried shallots and I’ve come to think that you could convince me to cook anything. When I saw this recipe I knew that it needed a place on my table, and originally it had been part of my Easter dinner meal.

It didn’t make it on the Easter table, but did make it on the dinner table this week with Easter left-overs – kind of counts, right? Salty cheese and crispy shallots over mâche greens. Essentially, my idea of perfection.

Fried Shallots & Blue Cheese Salad serves 4

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 large shallots, thinly sliced
  • 6 cups mâche greens
  • 2 -4 oz blue cheese

Combine 1 Tbsp olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Whisk together and set aside. Heat remaining olive oil in pan. Add shallots and cook over medium heat until lightly crispy, about 5 to 7 minutes. Drizzle dressing over greens and top with shallots and blue cheese.



Filed under cheese, Recipes, salad, vegetables

12 responses to “fried shallots & blue cheese salad

  1. Love the fried shallots. I really need to master the whole fried onion thing. I can’t seem to get them to turn out right.

  2. This honestly looks like the perfect salad!!!

  3. savoringsarah

    Hi, are we the same person? I am coming over for dinner….TONIGHT, thanks 🙂

  4. i think i made this salad before? or at least the crispy shallots. they were soooo good. i will have to pull that out again!

  5. Chelsea Ward

    Oh man that looks delicious. Where can one find mâche greens? Are they available at most grocery stores/farmer’s markets?

  6. I could inhale that whole salad real quick. And those macho greens look good. Very very manly. hehe.

  7. Sounds good… I love Shallots.. and cheese on a salad 🙂

  8. Oh, this is perfect – I have both shallots and blue cheese on hand right now. I may have to substitute spinach for the mache, but it should still be good.
    Thanks for posting!

  9. actorsdiet

    beautiful! i love fried shallots in pasta. yum.

  10. I really need to buy and fry shallots, I love usually white, yellow and red onions…for some reason I always forget to buy shallots. This looks so good!

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