This delicious salad is a favourite in New York City. Crispy bits of bacon with raw spinach is a wonderful combination and the hot dressing magically takes away the sharpness from the spinach. This dish is also good made with watercress or curly endive.
Wash the spinach carefully in cold water. Pull off the stalks and dry the leaves. Cut them into 1-inch (2 cm) strips and place in a salad bowl. If not using at once, cover with a clean, damp cloth and chill in the refrigerator.
Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the bacon over a medium heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and chop coarsely. Before serving, add the vinegar and