Poached Egg and Bacon Salad (Salade Lyonnaise)

Traditional French salade Lyonnaise with frisee lettuce, bacon, croutons, a poached egg, and a Dijon vinaigrette.

Elise Bauer

Salade Lyonnaise is a traditional French salad from Lyon, made with frisée or curly endive, hot bacon, and a freshly poached egg.

Not one to have torn up bread with it when one could easily make buttered croutons, I made some croutons for it as well.

Okay, bacon, eggs, and buttered croutons and it counts as a salad? I inhaled it.

Poached Egg Bacon Salad Lyonnaise
Elise Bauer

Poached Egg and Bacon Salad (Salade Lyonnaise)

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Serving 1 serving


  • 2 strips bacon

  • 1 slice French or Italian bread

  • 1 teaspoon butter

  • 1 large poached egg

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon wine vinegar

  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • Handful fresh frisée lettuce, torn into bite sized pieces

  • 1 teaspoon chopped shallots


  1. Cook the bacon:

    Cook two strips of bacon on medium heat until done, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, let drain of excess fat on a paper towel. Once cool, chop.

  2. Make the croutons:

    Cut a slice of French or Italian bread into cubes. Toast on medium high heat in a small saucepan with a teaspoon of melted butter. Do not stir bread unless to turn to a different side once one side is toasted.

  3. Poach the egg:

    Poach egg your favorite way.

  4. Make the dressing:

    In a small jar, mix the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper.

  5. Assemble the salad:

    Layer the frisée, chopped cooked bacon, shallots, and croutons on a salad plate. Pour dressing over salad. Top with the poached egg.


Nutrition Facts (per serving)
417 Calories
31g Fat
15g Carbs
17g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 417
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 218mg 73%
Sodium 1065mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 14mg 69%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 464mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.