Remember Salad Shooter?
I definitely do. I have a distinct memory of the scene from Benny & Joon where the men are playing poker, and Oliver Platt throws a salad shooter in the pot. He sings the little jingle and everything. Pretty much since seeing that movie as a kid every single time in my life I have uttered the words “salad shooter” I have sang them in the same fashion. That movie rocks.
This really doesn’t have all the much to do with salad shooters; it’s really just a salad.
Salad? Yes, yes I do make savory things. Every once and a while. Or maybe every day. I like to cook. More then most normal 40 hour a workweek people. A lot more then I like to do dishes. I’ve yet to convince my husband that the dishes are his job every time I cook. I’m still working on it though.
Back to salads.
When spinach and lettuce are in season (locally that is) I attempt to eat a salad every day. I won’t lie and say that I accomplish this goal, but never the less, I try. I really like salads. And runny poached eggs. I could eat a salad with the right toppings as a meal every day.
This one is more of a side dish, but could easily be made into a meal. I was inspired by a recent recipe from Martha Stewart. Take this as more of a suggestion, then a recipe. Get inspired to eat salad and put your own twist on it. It’s easy.
I chopped up some potatoes with shallots. I crisped up some bacon.
I poached an egg. I topped the spinach with the hot potatoes, shallots, and bacon. I drizzled it with olive oil and balsamic.
It was so good.
Runny egg yolk on a salad is like heaven. Try it, even if you’re scared of runny eggs. Try it.