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  • 3-4 slices ciabatta, cut in half lengthways
  • olive oil
  • 50g parmesan, grated
  • 4 rashers streaky smoked bacon
  • 4 tbsp half-fat crème fraîche
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 2 little gem lettuce, leaves separated and torn if large
  • 2 spring onions, shredded


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Toss the bread with 1 tbsp olive oil and some salt flakes. Sprinkle over half the grated parmesan, trying to keep it on the bread. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden. Grill the bacon until crisp, then break into pieces.

  • STEP 2

    Mix the crème fraîche, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and the rest of the parmesan with a squeeze of lemon juice and a splash of water, then season.

  • STEP 3

    Toss the lettuce with half the dressing and divide between 2 plates. Top with pieces of bacon, croutons and spring onions. Drizzle over the rest of the dressing.


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