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.


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  1. L0ri
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 8:04 am

    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.

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  2. L0ri
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 8:04 am

    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.

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  3. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 8:46 am

    This honestly looks like the perfect salad!!!

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  4. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 8:46 am

    This honestly looks like the perfect salad!!!

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  5. savoringsarah
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 9:14 am

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

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  6. savoringsarah
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 9:14 am

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

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  7. mary beth
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 10:31 am

    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!

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  8. mary beth
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 10:31 am

    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!

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  9. Chelsea Ward
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 11:03 am

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

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    • Emily
      Apr 07, 2010 @ 11:40 am

      I found at just a regular/upscale store, Earthbound Farms brand. It was very good though, it is a delicate little leaf.

      Emily http://www.anutritionisteats.com

      Sent from my iPhone

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  10. Chelsea Ward
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 11:03 am

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

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    • Emily
      Apr 07, 2010 @ 11:40 am

      I found at just a regular/upscale store, Earthbound Farms brand. It was very good though, it is a delicate little leaf.

      Emily http://www.anutritionisteats.com

      Sent from my iPhone

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  11. Yum Yucky
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 2:31 pm

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

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  12. Yum Yucky
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 2:31 pm

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

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  13. Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 4:35 pm

    Sounds good… I love Shallots.. and cheese on a salad :)

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  14. Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 4:35 pm

    Sounds good… I love Shallots.. and cheese on a salad :)

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  15. Mo@MommyRD
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 4:57 pm

    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!

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  16. Mo@MommyRD
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 4:57 pm

    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!

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  17. actorsdiet
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

    beautiful! i love fried shallots in pasta. yum.

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  18. actorsdiet
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

    beautiful! i love fried shallots in pasta. yum.

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  19. Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 7:54 pm

    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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  20. Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 7:54 pm

    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!

    Reply

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