Insalata di Uova e Carne Secca del Pontormo

Scrambled Eggs with Mesclun and Pancetta

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This warm salad of eggs scrambled with pancetta and tossed with soft lettuces, herbs, and vinegar was reputed to have been one of the favorite dishes of Pontormo, a sixteenth-century Florentine painter. Dean Cesare Casella was inspired to create this version after reading about the painter in a historical cookbook.

The salad requires no fat beyond that rendered by the pancetta and the oil used to cook